May 12, 2021
German Atrocities from German Evidence
Posted by Joseph Bédier Bernhard Harrison

Example in this ebook I intend to prove that the German armies cannot wholly escape from the reproach of sometimes violating the law of nations, and I mean to prove my case according to French custom from absolutely trust worthy sources I shall make use only of documents most rigorously examined, and I have taken care to criticize their text as minutely as if in times ofExample in this ebook I intend to prove that the German armies cannot wholly escape from the reproach of sometimes violating the law of nations, and I mean to prove my case according to French custom from absolutely trust worthy sources I shall make use only of documents most rigorously examined, and I have taken care to criticize their text as minutely as if in times of peace I were questioning the authority of some old chronicle or the genuineness of some old chart And I shall do so perhaps from professional habit, perhaps impelled by an inward longing to get at the truth, in any case for the good of the case I am pleading for these pages are intended for every one for the casual reader, for the indifferent, and indeed for the enemy of my country I wish that the casual reader who may by chance open this pamphlet in an idle moment should be struck by the genuineness of the documents, if he has eyes to see, just as their sordid character will touch his heart, if he has a heart that feels My aim has been that these documents whose authenticity is obvious should carry an equally obvious authority It is easy to make accusations difficult to prove them No belligerent has ever been at a loss to bring against his enemy a heap of evidence, true or false But though the evidence may be collected in accordance the most solemn forms of justice by the highest magistrates, it will unfortunately long remain useless, s

  • Title: German Atrocities from German Evidence
  • Author: Joseph Bédier Bernhard Harrison
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 121
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • German Atrocities from German Evidence Example in this ebook I intend to prove that the German armies cannot wholly escape from the reproach of sometimes violating the law of nations and I mean to prove my case according to French custom

    John

    This book could use a new edition with historical commentary about what happened after the war Bedier wrote it in 1915 based off of the journals of German prisoners captured during the First World War He was extremely precise regarding what regiments and parts of France they were attacking and committing atrocities Bedier, a philologist by training, is also culturally and contextually fair He takes time away from the actual texts and his patriotic overtones to bring up reference to some German d [...]


    Frederick

    Atrocities gleaned from German diaries in the first few months of World War One Not enough evidence to prove a systemic barbarism but good enough to incite the public s feelings in France as this was published in 1915.



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