Remember me - echoes from the lost generations

British Cartoon

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(‘Eye-Witness’ means the reporter)

‘Eye-Witness’ recently wrote that the spirit of savagery animating the Germans is almost incredible. An instance is here illustrated from the official description. During the fighting north of Ypres, a captured Prussian officer – whose life had been spared by our men even in the heat of a charge, and in spite of their exasperation at the enemy’s use of deadly gases – while being escorted to the rear passed some British soldiers who were lying in agony on the ground fighting for their breath, their lungs filled with the ghastly poison fumes. The Prussian stopped, looked at them, and then, pointing to the prostrate forms he burst into a sneering laugh and said, ‘What do you think of that?’

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