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250 Art and Warfare.

250 Art and Warfare. through the heroic struggles of the German soldiers. Cunning photographs, "faked" so as to show certain ruins in the foreground as part of the walls of the Town Hall, have been used to deceive the public in other countries, as I see by certain illustrations in American periodicals. An eye-witness reports thus: "It was necessary to fire upon the Cathedral, since a murderous fire was directed against our soldiers from its towers during this treacherous attack. Of the art treasures in the Cathedral, there is only the loss of one Rubens to lament, according to the testimony of the second Mayor, who remained with us in the House of God. "The destruction of the Library with all its manuscripts and old editions, is an irreparable loss, for many of the works had no duplicate in the world. The blame for this loss lies with those who placed machine-guns upon this famous and historical monument of learning, and shot down the unsuspecting Landsturm men. People in Louvain say that this deed was the work of Russian students." An ex-member of Parliament writes thus to the "Westminster Gazette" during the early part of September, 1914: "If the denizens of the city suddenly fired upon the Germans from the houses, then this insane act must bring about its just consequences. Field Marshal Lord Roberts ordered Boer farms to be laid in ashes for the same offense." The best confirmation of the fact that the German soldiers were suddenly and treacherously fired upon from the houses, is found in the story of the Vice-Rector of the University of Louvain, Monsignore Dr. Coenrads, as published in the "Kôlnische Volks-Zeitung." Even at this earlier period Dr. Coenrads confirmed all that has since been stated in the official inquiry. "There was no doubt that the German soldiers were fired upon in a most terrible manner. C'était une fusillade bien nourrie. . ." All attempts of the notable citizens of the town to restrain the people were useless. "The firing was incessant," declares one of these gentlemen, surely an unimpeachable witness. It has further been proved that in the serious fighting around Malines the heavy artillery of the Germans was ex-

Art and Warfare. 251 pressly forbidden to fire upon the town, so that the cathedral might not be injured. As established by official investigation it was the Belgians themselves who threw shells from fort Walhem north of Malines, into the open city which the Germans occupied, and shot the cathedral to pieces. A few days after this the "Daily Mail" laconically announced: "The Belgians were forced to bombard the cathedral of Termonde." Wherever the rules of war were observed the German army used all the means within its power to prevent unnecessary damage. Wherever these rules were transgressed or abused the opponents were visited with the proper punishment. 1 III. What Germany might have expected, especially what her Rhine Provinces might have expected, has been revealed by Monsieur Hanotaux in an indiscreet moment. Not a single stone of our great cathedrals would have been left standing, and not only that,—even private property, the immunity of which is ensured by national law,—all the districts of German industrial life would have been given over unto annihilation! Yet at Antwerp (despite the memory of indelible outrages upon German men, women and children) the Germans went to work with such extreme care that the press of the entire world—after certain hasty and preliminary attempts at blaring forth lies,-— expressed itself as astonished that historic buildings and works of art should have suffered so very little damage. Even the "Morning Post" regarded it as a "wonder" that the Town Hall as well as the cathedral should have been spared. No, it was not a "wonder"—it was merely the solicitude, the discipline and the innate reverence for art in the breasts of the besiegers. As to what was to happen to our temples and treasures of art—the unrestrained and unmartial loquaciousness of the French journalists and Maeceni of art left no doubt as to that. 1 The "Times" of December 14th, published the letter of an officer of Field Artillery in which he writes as follows: "It is nonsensical to complain of the destruction of large buildings, whether town halls, churches, or factories, when in the contested area. We do it as much as the Germans do, and observing officers of both sides use these same buildings to direct their artillery fire on those of the other. It happens to be in France now, but later on it may well be Cologne Cathedral. We had better not shout too loud now or we shall merit the epithet hypocrite later on.'*

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