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FOR GERMAN CONSUMPTION

The following is a sample o; tho v-n,'.:s 1 I circulated throughout ("."' -.•u-\v.y J'i <,f:>iai y,-tr [• i news : —"Count, Barnidinngim, cf J'ot ; .d:i:n, , hj;» brim awarded a;i I .'on (": •■■ f,;;- ;; <l;:; : n? ' feat which ho carried out sure Wcar- ' ; ing the macintosh of an officer, lift ; ] made his way to the French 1 ne.,, a>:l iti-re j asked to bi> Ird to someone who spoke Xiv.-i----lish. He was taken beff,re the- cari;,maii.iiri? j general, ami sai'l : 'I a::i an ief- ( I jutant. When do you propose to attack:" From what position will yr.u ntiaek. u-i,l j what are your plans?' It was dark, and the i general did not notice that brr.oath th- E?i'_'- ' lish overcoat was the uniform of a ?r':sr ; n!i officer, and he gave ail the information thai; ■ was required. The court I'm u returned to '■ the German lines and cormrr.micatfcd tho information he had gathered to hi-, own coni- , mander, whom he convinced as ',o the '.ruth iof the story. The Germs rs iheii attacked the enemy, and won the hat'ie." In view of the fact that the war is br : jn~ ' waged in an atmosphere o:' officii! srercy which is unparaliclpd in (he history of v.-.ir- ; fare, the idea of a French commanding officer j unburdening his plans to an officer whom he nevei* saw bpfcre, end who pos-ossod no cro- ■ dentials, ought to be too foolish foe circulation even anion? a Gorman puoh'e ready to give credence to improbable stories of German astuteness and Frenoh and British stuIjpidugr., . ■ ,

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FOR GERMAN CONSUMPTION, Issue 15678, 17 December 1914

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FOR GERMAN CONSUMPTION Issue 15678, 17 December 1914

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