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ENGLAND THE ENEMY

GERMAN HATRED. -

Miss J. XI. Watson, of Ottawa, who lias just.returned from Germany with her sister, has contributed to the ' Canadian Gazette ' a short account of her experiences, in which she bears testimony to the intense hatred entertained by the Germans for England and all things English. Xiiss Watson, who had been residing in Mecklenburg, had to wait some days in Berlin for her passport, and left that city on October 17.

There is a great deal of military in Berlin, but all the soldiers look extremely young. " From 18 they are compelled to join the army now, and 1 know cases of volunteers being taken at IS. All are perfectly confident that God is on their side, that" they are fighting for truth, honor, and fright, and that they are certain to be victorious. Besides these young soldiers, who do not yet know the terrors of the battlefield, wo saw many wounded ones returning to be cured. Their one wish seems to be to return again and to fight with their comrades for their ' Vaterland. English, French, and Russian prisoners are well treated in Germany. They have

•work to do, but not much, and are fed according to their nationah'ty. Terrible tales are spread about in Germany of the wav in which their prisoners are treated in England. I read myself in the ' Lokal Anzcjger' that 'they were all shut up in a huge tin tent siirrounded by electric wires!' However, I must not neglect to sav that I read in another paper that they were well treated, and any who died wero buried with military honors. Everywhere one sees busy knitters who are knitting socks, scarves, or woollen vests for the soldiers. The hatred of England and all that is English is terrible. A few months ago all that was English was admired, but now—well, perhaps f shall explain myself best when 1 say that if anyone does anything frightfully mean they are said to have bohaved ' in an English way.' Every advertiscment of English goods has been torn down by the people, and they refuse to buy anything English. The German officers do not even recognise English offi- , cers. —Zeppelins Intended for London.— "It is said that all the atrocities attributed to the Belgians have been caused through the English. They also believe that Antwerp was bombarded on account of the, English. It is officially reported that after the outer fortresses had fallen

King Albert and the citizens wisfced;;<Si| surrender, but the English forbade i&K'JiSf^ Belgium is pitied, now, and England "ihsieiftj As to Prance, they cay that it is in «'t«fj rible plight, too, through the same culprits!* England. The Germans declare tbafc: ; #S 'the English, had not made a treaty.to pri?* l ! vent the French making peace thlv WotiltS j have douc so long ago. The Russian* ■aril: j considered to bo a wild, uneducated. pacl^i ; of rurhans, who only fight to keep reroltii; tion out of t-beir own country. . .:.'.::;■! The Germans are simply burning to Lijid" in England, and greatly relish the idea oil! sending a few bombs over London. Th£'' ! fear of Zeppelins is reported as being, verv great in England. We have heard from:; an authentic source that 16 Zeppeiir.s nit! being prepared expressly tor London."

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ENGLAND THE ENEMY, Evening Star, Issue 15690, 2 January 1915

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ENGLAND THE ENEMY Evening Star, Issue 15690, 2 January 1915

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