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THE UNSPEAKABLE HUN

IH\P.m,K'TT7 VILLAINY OF A GKRMAX OFFICER, F'-'f "alcuiated vi'lainy il -would he 'hlhcui: r-vt-11 in this war of atrocities to_ find ar.vihir.,' to surpass tin- behaviour of the Gonnau~ troops in Poland. Tho ' Xovoo Ytemya.' reproduces the story of a wounded officer, who says that on seeking- a drink of milk in a l'oii,h viilaa'c he was directed to a woman who was cwid to possess a. herd of rows. Ho found her half-dazed with flight, her house ransacked, and tho s tables emi»tv. She had complained to a German ofiic'er about all her cattle having h-en driven on'. betrgirii: him to leave one row to provide milk"for her two children. Tire German affected,, syuipa.thy. -Where are your children?" he asked. "J seo none.'" They were hidden in the cellar, and the wretched mother produced them, '['he oiheer then drew a. revolver and shot them dead, callously saying " 111 ere! That's an end to vour anxieties about milk:" F.ven the mixed tribes of Austrian.s. even tiie fierce Hungarians, are reported to have conducted themselves- less atrociously than the average German, livery Russian regimental standard carries the inscription "God is on our side," th.i meaning of which has been deeply bitten in on all hearts, pven those, of the roughest soldiery, by the unprecedented atrocities ef this unprecedented war. If aiiv apologists for Germany are now left, who with a cheap judicial air to retrard these stories of atrocities as isolated facts; or unwarranted generalisations o>' hysterical exaggerationt;, what will they -av io the following methods employed by Germans in Poland to g»t supplies-.—They first paid in paper promises presentable at the Town Hall, where, the retreating Germans collected them and carried them off, paying nothing. Latterly the. most common form of receipt for stolen property was "Please hang the bearer.'*

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THE UNSPEAKABLE HUN, Evening Star, Issue 15694, 7 January 1915

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THE UNSPEAKABLE HUN Evening Star, Issue 15694, 7 January 1915

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