チЫ璾薄腨瓣 ň北惫琁

sBMG2-news 发布时间: 2020-07-12 01:39:57

“【7D8KT】pk10龙虎刷水”WhenhewasgoneIgazedforsomemomentsinsilenceatallthesemenandguns,destinedtogoanddestroybyandbytheheroes,whohavedonesomuchharmtotheGermans,undercommandofthebravelieutenantCountdeCaritat,burgomasterofLanaeken.IthoughtofthatbraveBelgianfromDinantwhomImetonhissolitaryoutpostoutsideLanaeken,andifIhadactedaccordingtomyheart'sdesire,Ishouldhavesneakedawaytothethreatenedpointinordertowarnthosecourageousmenoftheapproachingdisaster.TheentireneighbourhoodwasstillbeingbombardedfromthefortstothenorthofLiège;severalGermandivisionssucceeded,however,incrossingtheMeusenearLixhe.Inspiteoftheshell-firetheypassedthepontoon-bridgethere,turnedintoaby-wayleadingtothecanal,nearHaccourt,crossedoneofthecanal-bridges,ofwhichnotonehadbeendestroyed,andalonganotherby-way,cametothemainroadfromMaastrichttoTongres,ataspotaboutthreemilesfromthelast-namedtown.

FromAntwerp,whichIcouldseeclearlyfromthepositionsoftheartillerynearWaelhem,highcolumnsofsmokeroseupfromtheBelgianartillery,whichwasharassingtheGermanpositions.

NearHerstaltheGermanswerecrossingbythelargebridge,whichtheBelgianshadpreservedtotheirowndisadvantage.

Manysoldiers,probablymostofthem,wereundoubtedlyofgoodfaith,andbelievedwhattheyrelated;butthedamnablenotionhadbeenputintotheirheadsbytheirsuperiors.ThatiswhyIdonotconsideritimpossiblethatsomeplaceswerewreckedonaccountofallegedactsbyfrancs-tireurs.

AmongthemanybookspublishedonthebehaviouroftheGermanArmyinBelgium,thisaccountbyadistinguishedDutchjournalistmustoccupyauniqueplace.Itiswrittenbyaneutral,whoheld,atthestart,nobriefforeitherside.Itiswrittenbyaneye-witness,whochroniclesnotwhatheheard,butwhathesaw.ItiswrittenalsobyonewhomingledwiththeGermantroopsandwaspresentattheinceptionofthewholecampaignofoutrage.Mr.Mokveldtookhislifeinhishandswhen,withgreatcourageanddevotion,hevisitedViséandLiègeandLouvainatthemostcriticalmoments.HischaracterofneutraljournalistwasonlyaflimsyprotectionamongthedrunkenandexcitedGermantroops.Buthisboldnesswasjustified,foraftermanyadventureshecamesafelythrough,andhewasenabledinthoseearlyweekstoseethewholeofBelgiumfromLiègetotheYserandfromAntwerptoDinant.Theresultisanadmirablepieceofwar-correspondence,whichbearsoneverypagetheproofsofshrewdobservationandasincereloveoftruthandhonestdealing.Theexcellentmanwentonweeping,andIwasnotabletoconsolehimanddidnotknowwhattosay.Hetookmyarm,andledmetothelargecommonhall,wheretwentywoundedGermanslay,whohadbeenhitinthefightfortheforts.Hewenttoonebedaftertheother,and,withtearsinhiseyes,askedeachmanhowhefelt,andinquired,"Areyou...properly...caredfor...here?Areyou?"Thesickmenturnedround,theireyesbeamed,andtheystammeredwordsfullofgratitude.Otherssaidnothing,buttooktheHead'shandandpresseditlongandwarmly.

Heexplainedtomethatoneofthosesoldiersaccusedmeof...spyingandarson.Hehadthoughttorecogniseinmeapersonwhohadaskedhimthatafternoonwhetherhewas...aBelgianoraGermansoldier,andwhomhehadalsoseenescapingfromafactorywhichwasinfullblazeamomentlater.

ITHINKthatthereisnobetteroccasiontodealwiththequestionwhethertherewasafranc-tireur-guerillainBelgiumthanafterthechapteronthedestructionofVisé."TheActingBurgomaster,

"Itwillcostagreatmanymen!"

Ialsoaskedtheinn-keeperwhetherhefeltnofearinthosesurroundings.But,shrugginghisshoulders,heanswered:"Allwecandoistowaitquietly.Idoallinmypowertokeeptheminagoodtemper,givethembeerandcigars,andyesterdaykilledoneofmytwocowsforthem.Imayhavelosteverythingattheendofthewar,...butevenso,letitbe,ifIcanonlysavethelifeofmyfamilyandkeeparoofovermyhead.Butmyanxietyisgreatenough,for,youunderstand,Ihavetwodaughters...and...and...."

"Couldyoueverhavethought...that...that...such...acruel...fatewouldoverwhelmus?Whatcrimedidthesepoorpeoplecommit?Havewenotgivenallwehad?Havewenotstrictlyobeyedtheircommands?Havewenotdonemorethantheyaskedfor?HavewenotcharitablynursedtheirwoundedinthisHouse?Oh!theyprofessdeepgratitudetome.But...whythen?ThereisnothingleftintheHousefortheagedrefugeeswhomweadmitted,forthesoldierswenurse;ourdoctorhasbeenmadeaprisonerandtakenaway,andwearewithoutmedicalhelp.ThisisnothingfortheSistersandmyself,butalltheseunfortunatecreatures...theymusthavefood...."

InDevant-le-Pont,ahamletoppositeVisé,thedoorsofallthehousesstoodopen,asasignthatthe28inhabitantsdidnotproposetoofferanyresistancetotheGermans.Aftermuchshoutingthelandladyofacaféappeared,distressinglynervous,butdoingherutmosttolookunconcerned.Ispentthreehoursinthesmallroomwithmysilentcompanions.AtlastIwascalled,andappearedoncemorebeforethecasualcourt-martial.

Ihaveexplainedalreadyinthechapter"RoundaboutLiège"thatImyselfwasdupedoccasionally,forexample,bythestoryofthethreehundredcivilianswhohadbeenshot.Tomymindtheseviolentactsatthebeginningofthewarwerepartandparcelofthesystemoffrightfulness,bywhichtheGermanstriedtoscarethepopulationandindirectlythehostilearmies,atthesametimerousingtheirownsoldierstoangerandfury.

Thosewordsgavemeashock,forIhadheardthatGermanofficersalwaystriedtoencouragetheBelgiansintheirwrongopinionabouttheallegedviolationofNetherlandneutrality,butIhadnotbeenabletobelieveit.WithaninnocentfaceIaskedtheofficer:

AmongstsomeFrenchmen,threeBritishsoldiers,seriouslywounded,werelyingonsomestraw.Theylookeddistressed,andIthoughtthattheirconditionwascritical.Iwastoldthatthesemenhadnothadanyfoodforfivedays,andnowtherestoodinfrontoftheopenwagondoorstwotothreehundredGermansoldiers,partlyslightlywounded,whowerewellabletowalk,partlyGermansoldiersofthe220Landengarrison,whohadbeentoldofffordistributingthesoup.Thesetwotothreehundredmenragedandjeeredatthosethreeunfortunate,heavilywoundedBritishsoldiers,whohadnoteatenforfivedays,andlaygroaninghelplesslyonsomedirtystrawinacattle-truck.Thesteamingtubswithhotsoupwereshownthem,andtheseGermansshoutedatthem:"Youwanttoeat,swine,swine;yououghttobekilled!Beatthemtodeath!—beatthemtodeath!Here,that'swhatyououghttoget!"

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    Howmanysoldiershadfalleninconsequenceofthisattackbyfrancs-tireursheknewnot;whichtroopshadwitnessedtheoccurrencehecouldnotsay.Allhedidknowwasthatthesetroopshadleftinthemorning,leavingasmallforcebehindtoimposethepunishment.

     Therewasshoutingenoughinthestreetsandontheboulevards;herehawkerstriedtosellmapsoftheFortressofAntwerp;therewomenandgirlsofferedscarf-pinswiththeportraitofBurgomasterMax.Everybodyhadsuchapin,andIsoonsportedonetoo,foronlythendidtheselady-sellersleavemealone.

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