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THE WAR, Issue 15693, 6 January 1915
Press Association—By Telegraph-Copyright WASHINGTON, January S. (Received January 6, at 1.40 p.m.)
Mr Flood told the Foreign Relations Committee that the German Government had officially informed the United States Department tlia Germany did not l expect the United States to slop the export of war supplies.
MAKES FOOLISH STATEMENTS
IN AMERICAN CONGRESS,
WASHINGTON, January 5, (Reaeived January 6, at 1.40 p.m.i
Before the committee Mr Bartholdt asserted that the Canadian troops had infringed American neutrality in crossing Maine, en route to Britain. The Canadian Government at once issued a denial of this statement. “THE ONLY ENEMY.” An English lady who arrived at Flushing recently from an inland town hi Germany en route for her English home confirms the statement, about the intensity of the hatred of everything English in that country. On reaching Hamburg she saw the authorities for the purpose of obtaining the necessary permit to leave. One of them, a civic olficer of importance, asked her why she was leaving. Very naturally she told him that it was because she, thought she would bo safer in her own country. “Oh,” said the official, “you are quite wrong. You will be much safer in Germany.” When she asked why, he replied : “ Because wo shall he in England very shortly.” • .Speaking quite seriously and confidently, he said that nothing could, stop a German, invasion. Calais, he predicted, would be taken in ;i week, and a scheme, had been prepared winch would ensure the safe, crossing of German transports. This belief, the lady assorted, is confidently held among ail classes of people, at any rate, in Hamburg. During the last week or so nothing else, lias been talked about hut the coming Invasion of England, commencing with a raid of Zeppelins. I'ranee- and Russia are quite forgotten, and England, against which the. bitterest hatred is expressed on even* hand, is spoken of as the real BY BUS TO FIG HOPING LINK. One of the first members of the famous regiment to reach London after being wounded hi the London Scottish's historic charge, on, being interviewed, said ; 1 should like to point out that Hie casualties which the Scottish. sustained are nothing like so heavy as Press reports seem to indicate. In returning- through France we saw the. English papers, ami 1 really think they made too much fuea about, us. Other regiments who were taking part in the- saute fighting.,, and who distinguished themselves as much as we did, do not appear to have found their place in the sun. As to the fighting itself, wo wore rushed up in a. Putney bus to within a, sport, distance of where the actual combat. U >os place. We got in touch with the enemy about 2 o’clock on Sunday morning. As we approached we could distinctly hear the .strains of the ‘ Die. Wacht am Rhein ’ played by a German band in th.e. rear of their line. It served as battle music for it, also, ami then we charged into them with a “ Hooch I' 1 1. got a. shot through the right arm near the elbow, the- bullet travelling between the two bones. In the charge a comrade was attacked by a German, who raised his rifle to strike him with the butt- end. but before he succeeded in his purpose a not Iter Scotlio pinned the Gentian with his bayonet- right through the breast. ! noticed that the majority of the, German prisoners in our vicinity were composed <>£ youths and elderly men. GENERAL FRENGH’-S ESCORT. Private M'Arow, who was decorated with the Medal lie Militated by the French Government, describes an engagement in which the North. Irish Horse took part. He says that, one very dark night they were, pegging down the!)' horses m gardens preparatory ( te retiring for the night's rest in some haylofts, when suddenly bullets whistled overhead. Viscount Cole, who was in. eommand, shouted to Lieutenant Dnghe.s: "Get your men out, Hughes." The, men readily responded, awl fixed bayonets. They advanced through a field of vegetables in the direction from which the .sound of firing came, and then, hoard the'cheers of the 2nd .1 nniskillings and Cameron Highlanders as they charged the enemy. Lord Cole ordered the charge, and tim North Irish horsemen answered with dicers, and rushed forward along with the infantry. The Germans did not wait, but took ;o their heels. Private M'Arow says ; " Lord Cole, is grand, and so arc all our officers, ami «e would follow them anywhere. There was only half our lot covering 1h« retreat from Mon-, the other half acting as escort to General French.'' HONOR. FOR, DEAD SERGEANT. The- widow ot Sergeant H. Hunt. <n the Ist East Surrey Regiment, has received the French gold medal for ” I alor and Discipline." Sergeant H, Hunt, with his brother. Sergeant R. Hunt, was killed in tliebattle of the .Visile. Bojh wore mentioned in despatches by Sir -tohn French, and both were recommended for the French decoration. This decoration != . however, awarded to only one man from any one battalion. For the past Hires. year? the brothers Hunt had been the champion bayonet. fighters nf Ireland, and had figured prominently at the naval and military tournament. in forwarding the decoration :n the sovgßanlN vnocVm't . Vlunt. or CTiertsey. with a ref)W“t to give it to Sergeant Hunt's widow. Colonel Lonpley. commanding tin; Jt East Sn treys. said the wholeregiment deeply felt the loss ( i r two sons, and sympathised with her, AIRMAN'S DARING FEAT. A remarkable feat of daring by one of the crew of a Zeppelin is related by tin: Berlin • Vonvaerts.' The stury i> that, while passing over Antwerp during the. siege, it was subjected to a heavv tire. A -hell exploded so dangerously near as to damage the shaft of the rear propeller. This mishap threatened to wreck the motors ; it therefore became necessary for the safety of the whole crew that the damage should be repaired forthwith. The foreman motorist (Richard Luickhardt) offered himself for the. service. Though the Zeppelin was at. a great, height and a still wind was blowing. Luickhardt, carrying his tools, climbed out on to the jiropelie!; shaft. He remained at work upon it for half an hour, and success fully completed the repair-.
THE WAR, Issue 15693, 6 January 1915
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