The Great War Part 204, July 13th 1918

A WEEKLY REVIEW SUPPLEMENT TO “THE "GREAT WAR PART 204. THE ENEMY PRESS What the Hun is Saying About Us“ A City o f Amazon s.”—It is hardly imaginable to what an extent the feminine clement now redominates in London. One really comes to clieve he has landed in a city of Amazons. England has for generations had an enormous surplus of women but during the war this has become an astounding and even alarming manifestation. In away it denotes the triumph of feminism, which alike stream in flood overflows and carries all before it. Moreover it is not Englishwomen of sacred tradition in frills and feathers and gay furbelows but Englishwomen in every conceivable sort of uniform that one now encounters—the ”khaki“ Waacs the blue-clad Tube and omnibus girls the postwomen the motor drivers and even policewomen and “firemen.” Lokal.Anzeigery H in den burgs Coming Blows .—France and England are wondering anxiously where the next surprise blow will fall. All they know for certain is that fall it will. Blow will follow blow until the crumbling process which began on the Soissons-Rheims sector, has affected the entire front. That is Hindenburg’s objective. He will achieve it. When it is achieved the final and annihilating push will ensue. Our enemies know that perfectly well. That is why their knees are quaking. They hope with American help one today snatch the initiative from us and launch a counter-offensive on the grand scale. But Hindenburg employing the strategy of spasmodic surprise and operating with dazzling rapidity on his inner lines will frustrate this scheme.“ Vossische Z eitu n .”Song Words for Japan .—Between Japan and Germany there are no points of friction. It is therefore to be assumed that if the result of the war proves favourable to us this willPower bethe first to outstretch to us the hand of peace. “German ia." “BOOTY!” From Notable Books of the War H in den burgs Met hod sin 1917 .—All wells were unprintably defiled roads and bridges were ruined and fuel stacked in large buildings. Somo stained glass was removod from the churches the rest was pulverised. Altars were tom down, sacred vessels looted and the walls dynamited. P6ronne was a shell Bapaumo a sad ruin. Chauny was utterly destroyed its people left standing in the open bohind the outposts and many died before rescue. NoVon was looted but suffered less the oathedral was left standing but even the bronze Christ was torn from the cross and carried off with the organ bells and images. Two chapels were befouled and mottoed in the frequent type of German humour. Villages were burned in hundreds. Only 45,052 of the inhabitants were left ragged and starving, among their ruined homes. 1'heir money was taken as were all supplies left by the American Relief Commission. All women from sixteen to thirty-five were carried off ostensibly to labour, but the world will gasp with horror when the full story is written. Hundreds of young girls had been debauched by officers and these pitiful victims were then by unwritten law the property of the soldiers. Special houses of ill-fame legally controlled were filled by the victims of vicious orgies. Hungry and unprotected othor women became victims to conditions. In many outlying strongholds girls were kept caged—white slaves maintained for the garrison. George Clarke M usgrave in “Under Four Flags for Fran ce." _________ German Propaganda According to a report quoted in the ”“Newspaper World six new weekly or monthly newspapers, under German control and devoted to the pro­motion of German interests have appeared in Denmark during the last two or three months. The Germans are said to have carried off the printing presses linotypes and other machinery of the Belgian daily paper ”“Le Patriote and sold them to the publishers of German reviews. The “London Gazette” Mr. Codling Deputy Controller of the Stationery Office has stated that the only copy of the first issue of the “London Gazette ”is in Germany. Great Britain was invited to send things to the great exhibition in Germany before the war and No. 1 of the “Gazette ”was sent. “We hope someday to see that copy again but we have ”our doubts said Mr. Codling to the London Master Printers. New Decorations The colours of the ribbons of the new Air Force decorations ftnd medals areas follows: D i sting u i shed Flying Cross .—Purple and white. Air Force Cross .—Red and white.D i sting u i shed Flying Med al— Purple and white. Air Force Med al.— Red and white. The ribbon will in all cases be worn so as to show a coloured band at the top. Arrangements have been made for the award of torpedo badges to masters and seamen who have served on the articles of any British merchant or fishing vessel considered by the Board of Trade to have been sunk or damaged by torpedo or mine during the present war and who have afterwards engaged for and completed a further voyage on the articles of a British vessel. In addition a bar will be awarded to masters and seamen each time they are again torpedoed or mined, and when five bars have been won they can be surrendered to the Board of Trade if the master or seaman so desires in exchange for a five-pointed star. The badge is in the form of a torpedo and is to be worn on the cuff of the left sleeve of either sea or shore rig the bars are to be worn below it and the stars above it. Historic Cartoons of the Great War WINGED VICTORY. To the Honour of Our Air Services. (Reproduced from “Punch ”December 61916 by permission of the Proprietors.) Printed and published by the A m a lg a mated Press Limited The Fleetw ay House Farringdon Street London E.C. 4. Published by Gordon& Gotch iri Australia and New Z ealan d by The Central News Agenoy Ltd. in South Africa by the Standard Literature Co. 13/1 Old CourtHouse Street, Calcutta and the Imperial News Co. Toronto and M in ontreal Canada. INLAND aaid ABROAD lGd. per copy post free. CANADA 9Jd. per copy post free. Y
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