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190 Plundering and Destruction of Property. A request for the despatch of supplies of food which had been sent by 14 French communes of the départements of Aisne .and the Ardennes to Switzerland on the 28th of November, •contains the following passage: "For months the communities have been exploited by the troops in the most disquieting manner. Of late French troops have been reprovisioning themselves on an extensive scale in our communities. They even went so far as to pour away the wine which they could not carry off. Only the absolutely indispensible things were left to the inhabitants. Yes, even the abandoned houses were looted." A large number of letters from combatants, French, Belgian and German, testify to the fact that in all those places in which no cruelties had been perpetrated against German troops, the behavior of our soldiers was exemplary 1 and that in comparison the French and Belgian soldiery plundered, burned and robbed, precisely in the manner of those under Napoleon 1st and Napoleon 3rd. 1 The spirit of brutalization which prevails in the French and Belgian armies through the slanderous incitements of the press of the Triple Entente, is shown by a number of drastic letters which were found on dead or wounded French soldiers. A few particularly characteristic specimens have been published by a German author, Herr Georg Queri, in the "Miinchener Neueste Nachrichten." The originals were discovered in the knapsack of a'French soldier. They were written on August 20th, and addressed to the man's uncle and brothers. The following exact translation gives only a few passages from the letters, but these are typical of the spirit that inspires these men: "Oh, how I long to march into Germany ! I have made up my mind that I would look up the nearest jewellers in the first German city I reached and pick out a few pretty presents for myself. And before I leave the shop, I'll send a couple of blue beans through the skull of the jeweller — good French coin for which he need give no change." The second epistle is couched in a similar vein and is addressed to the brother and sister of the writer: "We are close to the frontier and a few more steps will see us in Alsace- Lorraine. Then quickly into Germany, so that I may purchase a few pretty -souvenirs for you. For if I am lucky enough to be able to march thither, I must certainly get some pretty present — and instead of payment, I'll see that the shopkeeper gets a couple of solid balls in his brains. One must not have any pity with these monsters. ..." Such displays of the spirit of "la grande nation" evoke only smiles •of pity and disdain on the part of the "monsters."

Plundering and Destruction of Property. 191 A description of French soldiers as given by a French •doctor of the 4th Company of the 6th Regiment of Pioneers, in a diary which was picked up by a German officer and submitted to a great German daily, confirms this charge. Here we may read: "Thus we came to Attigny on the Aisne, where we found a relay of the Ambulance Corps to which we handed over our wounded. The look of things in Attigny is revolting. It is like madness,-—the flight, and then, quite apart from this, and the most shameful feature of all,—the -plundering!" The looting and devastation of a number of the houses in Attigny are confirmed by the statements of officers of a high German command. The officers reached Attigny by motors at a time when not a single German soldier had as yet entered the place. The inhabitants declared that the French troops had conducted themselves like vandals; they were glad that order was established with the coming of the Germans. "The soldiers broke down the doors, drank up all the wine, all the alcohol that they found, and even sacked the jewellers' shops. Our captain had a sappeur arrested just as he was in the act of pocketing a gold chain. The case was clear: courtmartial—shot dead. These fellows are no longer human beings— they are mere savage animals." "An infantry soldier of the XVII Corps, who was in the habit of running away in the most cowardly manner whenever it came to a fight, boasted that he had killed a wounded German soldier by kicking him to death. He wished to take his coat from him—the wounded man would not let go. As he had no strength left, he merely gave him a few kicks. It is disgusting." This is the story of the French military doctor. The "Augsburger-Munchener Abendzeitung" published the extremely interesting diary of a French officer, on the 19th and 20th of October. Its genuineness is made clear by the dates, the style, and the entire contents. I select two very characteristic entries : "August 26th. Towards 8 o'clock we were once more conducted towards Ch. We discovered with joy that the enemy had retreated along the whole front last night.

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