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WHO ARE THE HUNS?

WHO ARE THE HUNS?

240 German Refutations

240 German Refutations and Investigations. Opposed to this is the fact that the German militaryleaders by the use of suitable measures have been able tomaintain the discipline of the troops and the most rigorous, observance of the rules of warfare with the greatest success, in all the theatres of war. Therefore the stigma of falsehood attaches itself to the French Government and no lessto the press which it leads and influences and which does, not hesitate to depict the German commanders as the accomplices and the instigators of such outrages. In so far as the French have troubled themselves to furnish uswith specific instances, it goes without saying that the German Government at once ordered a strict and thorough investigation to be made. The results of this may be awaited in full confidence and with undiminished faith in the quality of the German character, as soon as the reports are made public. One of these charges may, however, already be refuted today. This deals with the instance of Lunéville, in which city the German army has been accused of the wanton destruction by fire of some 70 buildings. Had the French Government taken the trouble to make a thorough investigation of the reasons why a court trial was held at Lunéville, it might have spared itself the reproach of having uttered a conscious untruth,. •—something of which it has repeatedly been proved guilty. The French Government might have discovered that the inhabitants of the town did not scruple, after its occupation by the Germans on August 25th, 1914, to open a sudden and treacherous fire upon the hôpital militaire from the windows and eaves of the neighboring houses. This took place about 5 o'clock in the afternoon. There were a great number of wounded in the hospital at the time. This attack lasted for over an hour and a half and was maintained entirely by civilians, since there were no uniformed Frenchmen in Lunéville at that time. On the following day in a similar fashion Bavarian troops were shot at from houses by civilians. The circumstances of this event have been thoroughly and unquestionably established by the sworn testimony of numerous witnesses. (Appendices 1 to 4.) Furthermore the attention of the French Government should be called to the manner in which the French soldiery

German Refutations and Investigations. 241 conducted itself in its own land. It is they themselves who ventured upon robbery and plundering, and not the Germans whom the French Government so unjustly accuses. Authentic evidence has been given by the compatriots of the French themselves that chateaux and houses in France have been looted in the most ruthless manner by French troops and French civilians—at Fontaines near Belfort, at Rambervillers, Attigny, Villers devant Merrières, Vivaisse near Crépy, Thugny and Moy. The reproach for these crimes falls therefore, not upon the Germans, but upon the French. Opposed to such charges we find in many cases that most unimpeachable French witnesses have praised the excellent behavior, the seemliness and the strict discipline of the Germans. (Appendices 5 to 16.) The absolutely unfounded charge of murder which has likewise been hurled at the heads of the German troops recoils with crushing weight upon those of their vilifiers. We would merely mention here that Frenchmen have in countless cases and in the most horrifying manner mutilated and butchered German wounded upon the field of battle. There have been innumerable cases treated in German hospitals, cases of helpless, wounded German soldiers who had been maltreated by French soldiers—through repeated bayonet stabs in the body, head and eyes, through blows from rifle-butts, through the cutting of the throat and other bestialities. The incarceration of wounded men, tying them to trees or posts, the shooting of men incapable of fighting, the murder from ambuscades of kindly soldiers of the Medical Corps, the cutting-off of the genital parts, the ripping-up of the abdomen, the piercing of eyes, the cutting-off of ears, the transfixing of the wounded as they lay upon the ground, countless cases in which the wounded or the dead were robbed—all these things have been proved to have taken place wherever French troops have fought. They form an eloquent witness against these desecrators of civilization and of morals. All these shameful deeds committed by the French troops have been confirmed by the most unimpeachable evidence of sworn and reputable persons and shall in good time be delivered to the public for criticism. (Appendices 17 to 114.) But even in places far removed from the tumult of battle,— Muller, Who are the Huns? 16

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