Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.


Mr Richard Harding Davis, the American war correspondent, describes the Turcos and Senegalese as the greatest fighters of all. "In the trenches taken by them from the German Guards and the famous Death's Head Hussars the Germans showed no bullet wounds. In almost every attack the men from the desert had * flung themselves upon the enemy, using only the butts of their rifles or their bayonets. Man for man, no white man drugged for years with meat and alcohol is a physical match for these ['urcos, who eat dates and drink water. They are lean as starved wolves, they move like panthers, they are all musclf and nerves, and they have the comfort ing belief that to die".sends them straight to the seventh heaven." YOUNG ALSATIAN HERO. A Bavarian general makes himself r<" sponsible for the following story of young Alsatian's heroism. Towards fiend of August, the Germans, on appeal : ng at the village of Burgund, near Saintf Marioaux-Mines, inquired of a yo unman of 18, named Thcophile Jasgout, i there were French in any of the house: On the young fellow giving a negativ response,* the Germans advanced, ai;< were immediately the object of a vigorous fusilkido from a party of French sol diers. After a smart skirmish the Gei man troops retired, and instantly sough out young Jascout and made him pri> oner. Considering that, as a Gorman sub ject, he had been guilty of an act of hit treason, the Germans tiad the lad shot.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

Bibliographic details

THESE TERRIBLE TURCOS., Issue 15648, 12 November 1914

Word Count

THESE TERRIBLE TURCOS. Issue 15648, 12 November 1914

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.