Wilson, H.W. / Convicted out of her own mouth: the record of German crimes
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CONVICTED OUT OF simile in Dampierre, L'Allemagne et le Droit des Gens, p. 21-7. "In these terrible days at Dinant and the neighbour- ing villages more than 8oo people were killed, among whom were many women and children. . . They be- gan by shooting fifty-three civilians.... For three days women and children were shut up in little rooms, without even a chair, and the wretched creatures passed these three days on the stone floor almost without food; four of them gave birth to children in these terrible conditions. . . . The women and children were sepa- rated from the men and placed on the other side of the little square. Then firing-parties drew up between the two groups and 153 hapless men fell with the death- rattle."-Evidence of a Dutch subject, M. Staller, in the Dutch Telegraaf, translated in the Temps, Decem- ber i9, 19I4. This massacre was caused by the loss which the French troops had inflicted on the Germans. Particulars of massacres at Louvain, Andenne, Liege, and Aerschot are contained in the Bryce Re- port and Appendix. Rape of Women.-Diary of J. van der Schoot, $9th Reserve Infantry. "We copulated and caroused through the streets of Liege."-Document M Appen-;: dix to the Bryce Report.-Cd. 7895, p. I73. See, too, this statement from the diary of a soldier, of the I2th Infantry of Reserve, reproduced in fac- simile in BNdier, p. 25: "Last night a man of the Landwehr, more than thirty-five years of age, markup tried to violate the quite young daughter of the maf in whose house he was quartered; when the father ca! upon the scene, he held his bayonet to his breast."
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