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" l have just lived thresh the most Irajric night of the war," writes Dr Charles Sarolea, the' Daily Chronicle' spoci.i! correspondeitt in Antwerp. "For the first time in history a great civilised community has been bombarded from tlio aty in the of night. Count Zisppelin. whom the Kaiser called Jhe greatest genius of tho century, has performed the greatest exploit of his life. He may well be proud of his achievement. Tin has mangled and slaughtered nonbelligerents, men, women, and children. He has thrown bombs on hospitals wheie the were tending German wounded; ho has staggered humanity. —A Fiightful Cannonade. — "I was awakened at 1 o'clock this morning (August 6) by a frightful cannonade. A Zeppelin had been sighted about 70Of t • above the town. I at once wont out into the streets, and for 11 hour!?—from one hoar after midnight until noon—[ have scarcely loft the scene of the cataslropV. 900 HOUSES DAMAGED. " I have explored every one of the devastated streets. &> far [ luive found 10 ' Iwmhs in 10 different streets. It is imposeible aa yet to get accurate statistics. Jn my calculation there are about 900 houses damaged and about 60 houses nearly destroyed.. —A Chamber of Horrors. — "The number of victims is unknown. 'ln a single house I found four dead. One room was a chamber of horrors, tho remains of the mangled bodies being scattered in every direction. "In the house opposite a husband and wife, whose only son had just died in battle, were killed—a whole family wiped out. "The street where the tragedy happened surpasses in horror anything I have ever seen"l brought the King's secretary with me. It is significant that tho Zeppelin • bombs wexo all aimed at public? buildings, barracks, Government offices, and especially at the Royal Palace. I was given by : the King's secretary two fragments of a bomb that had been found a few yards from the Palace. "The following accompanied me through the town:—The Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Baron "Von der Elst, the Papal Nuncio, the Russian Ambassador) . Prince Pougatchef, and the Minister of Rtate, • Vandervelde, Hymans, and Count Goblet d'Alvtella, the King's secretary. "They were all terror-stricken. Prince Pougatchef was so horrified that ho re- • tuseikUkJSQ into the chamber of horrors."

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A TRAGIC NIGHT, Issue 15642, 5 November 1914

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A TRAGIC NIGHT Issue 15642, 5 November 1914

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