Cleary, Henry W. / Prussian militarism at work: a letter by the Right Rev. Dr. Cleary, Roman Catholic bishop of Auckland, New Zealand.
Prussian militarism at work: the letter of a bishop-chaplain, pp. -32 ff. PDF (8.3 MB)
PRUSSIAN MIlITARISM AT WORK. THE LETTER OF A BISHOP-CHAPLAIN. The following is a copy of a letter written to his clergy by the Right Rev. Dr. Cleary, R.C. Bishop of Auckland, New Zealand:- DEAR REV. FATHERS,- IN the course of a previous letter to you, I detailed a few of the results of my investigations into the conduct of the German army towards the civilian population in those parts of Northern France, in or near which I was acting as Catholic chaplain to a New Zealand Brigade that had been for some time without the ministrations of our Church. In this communication, I wish to restate in part, and in part to extend, the findings df inquiries over an area of some twenty miles long by five miles wide. These inquiries were based throughout on the testimony of eyewitnesses-clergy, mayors and other public functionaries, commercial men, some French officers and men, and hundreds of farmers, farm-workers, etc. A fast, light motor, kindly placed at my disposal while at the front, enabled me to visit a large number of towns, villages, farm houses, and workers' cottages, and to penetrate, on several occasions, a considerable distance into Belgium. While our Brigade was
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