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GIRL'S WAR DIARY

KISS FOP. THE FIRST MAX IX. Tho diary of a young girl published in Paris gives a moving account of the entry of the British trnopa into Armentiercs and the flight of the Germans: On Saturday, the. 17th. pom© little children ran up shouting "The Knpliph. the English!" and then what an entry! It vill lie I'-np hefoio it- is forcotwn. The English soldier* were literally smothered with ilow-rs. Although Jt was said the Germans had taken everything off with (hem, we fill found enough tobacco and cakes to stuff their pockc-tfl full. They began by killing two pickel-haubes who had <lelayed behind the rest, and made six others prisoner. The whole, population Hocked to the market place. The women wept with joy. People crowded round the. English and would not take their eyes off them. Thev laughed. I had premised to kiss tho'first French soldier who came- into T kept my word. Today I kissed my toldier. lie was a sergeant, a. fine fellow, and quit:> niw-look-ing. Ho was marching at the head of a. strong column of English fusiliers as interpreter. When I saw him in the distance I ran to him and flung my arms Tound hi* neck. IT-? was surprised and speechkfs at first. Then he cave me a big kiss on both chc-k*. The English oflieer made me a fine Palute and said something complimentary. j"ho soldiers cheered, shouting "Hip. hip, hurrah." I laughed and tried by turns. blind to everything round nv\ I have never felt ft- excited. The goc-a <>; i to describe how the town came to 'life- again as if by mag:.'. Then tho bombardni< nt began, and !a;gnumbers left. Hero the diary stops. Keuter.

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GIRL'S WAR DIARY, Issue 15688, 30 December 1914

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GIRL'S WAR DIARY Issue 15688, 30 December 1914

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