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WHO ARE THE HUNS?

WHO ARE THE HUNS?

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176 German Administration in Belgium. by way of London. This notice also plainly describes in detail the method of delivery. It is here made plain that the German Government had more than fulfilled its duty towards the Belgian population. Moreover, it appears to me that the Belgians had little reason to complain regarding the treatment meted out to them by the former Governor General, von der Goltz. 1 With respect to their precious art-treasures, the Belgians, will certainly fare no worse in the hands of the Germans than under their former government. We have not only refrained from seizing these art treasures, but have taken means to protect them from all possible damage. This is true of Louvain, in spite of the criminal acts and treacheries committed there; and of Malines, despite the intentions of the Belgians who shelled the town; and in Antwerp, despite our own heavy bombardment.. In Bruges and Ghent the same scrupulous care was taken of the celebrated treasures of art, though these, as it appears, had in part been removed to London by the Belgians or the English. The system of gross vilification of the German army instituted by the Belgian Government, is the only possible explanation of the insane flight of a large part of the Belgian population, especially from Western Belgium, to England,. France and Holland. The German Government did all that was possible to ameliorate the condition of the people and to recall the inhabitants in order that they might resume their orderly pursuits.. 1 Keuter on the ist of January, 1915, published the following message dated from Washington. "The Belgian Minister delivered a protest to the Foreign Secretary against the requisitions made by the German military authorities in various Belgian cities. These are supposed up to now to amount to about 57 000 000 francs. The Minister declared that the goods have not been required for the army, but were requisitioned in violation of the terms, of the Hague Convention. Among these goods are quantities of cotton, rubber, machinery, tools, metals, preserves, etc. According to the Hague Convention, everything that is directly or indirectly required by the army, may be requisitioned." When it comes to a stoppage of contraband of war, everything is supposed to be required for the army ; but in the matter of requisitions our enemies do • not hesitate to set the narrowest possible limits as to what is required for theneeds of our army, in order that many necessary supplies may be withheld, from it.

German Administration in Belgium. 177 One proof of this is a speech made by the Belgian Deputy, M. Franck, at Rosendaal, in which he enjoined his hearers to return to their homes. There is no doubt that the German Government is absolutely justified in refusing to support the riff-raff, the loafers who refuse to work, and lounge about the streets with hands in their pockets. It is indeed even the duty of the government to proceed thus, out of justice to its own people, which cannot in reason, be placed in a worse position than the Belgian mob. Countless reports and official communications regarding the social and political, as well as the administrative and financial plans and preparations of the German Government, plainly attest the fact that all the duties imposed upon the occupying power by Article 43 of the "Rules of Warfare by Land" are being fulfilled in Belgium with the utmost thoroughness by the Imperial Government. The Belgian people will soon realize how shamefully they have been betrayed by their own government and by the original instigator of their misfortunes, England. They will soon realize the true significance of this so-called German "militarism." German power of organization, conscientiousness, good faith, stand in place of that greed of power and tendency to oppression which they had been falsely taught to fear. The errors of the past will teach them to estimate rightly the prospects of the future, and will serve to warn them against committing any fresh follies. 1 1 Germany's support of the Belgian population is recognized by Mr. Herbert Hoover, Chairman of the Belgian Relief Committee, who returned to London after his trip through Belgium. The "Vaderland" cites the following passages from the report published by him: "The German army of occupation gives much more assistance to the necessitous Belgians than might be reasonably expected from an army in time of war. The larger portion of Belgian territory is occupied by the "Landsturm regiments, whose officers and troops, having been torn from their own domesticity, evidence much more sympathy than would many a professional soldier. Many officers have been actively and even enthusiastically engaged in distributing food supplies and other gifts. No customs duties whatsoever have been levied upon any of the food supplies brought into Belgium by the Commission. All contrary reports are mere inventions. The army of occupation observes the terms of the agreement in the most scrupulous fashion." Muller, Who are the Huns? 12

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