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GERMAN WOMEN AND FOREIGN PRISONERS. German women are apparently not so intractable as their men. The iirst lot of French wounded and prisoners arriving at Stuttgart received a kindly greeting from the German ladies of the place. German papers announced with great bitterness that German maidens became enamored of tlio enemies of their country. The first trainload- of French wounded was mot by swarms of German girls and matrons, who. attired in gay frocks, greeted the French soldiers with what is indignantly described as "sheep’s eyes”—or the German equivalent for it—and open admiration. As the French prisoners wore detrained on to the platforms they were pelted with flowers and overwhelmed with presents of cigarettes, chocolates, and other dainties. The German women were eager to shake hands with them, and even to offer their cheeks and -lips in warmer greeting. At the hospitals the. French wounded were well and luxuriously cared for by German women, whose hearts had been captivated by the gallantry of the French soldiers. The German wounded, on' the other hand, were neglected by their countrywomen, who seemed to prefer French traditional gallantry to Teutonic stolidity. The feminine favoritism has so incensed the German authorities at Stuttgart that orders have been given to arrest any German woman communicating with a French soldier, and also to publish her name in the newspapers as an enemy of her country. German newspapers angrily assert that Gorman women are always ready to fawn on any male foreigner—"even if ho is a nigger or an Englishman,” one of them adds.

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FEMININE FAVORITISM, Evening Star, Issue 15662, 28 November 1914

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FEMININE FAVORITISM Evening Star, Issue 15662, 28 November 1914