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The Horror in the Burning of Termonde [Newspaper Article] — The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial — 7 November 1914
The orror in the 0-urnm g of T ron e From the pen of Edwprd P. Bell, an Ameri can newspaper correspordent, comes the fol lowing account of the burnh g of Tcrmonde : "At 4 o'clock in the afternoon my courier left Brussels by bieycle. He reached Ter monde, which he knew as a flourishing town with fine shops anad do ancient town hall of singular beauty, and a number of churches of Shistorical interest. Ho found the place a '$ smouldering ruin except for the town hall and one church, on a stone of which-he saw en graved "131L!' These two structures were In Stact, without so much as a broken.window. "The spectacle filled me with amaxcment "2 and horror,'" said the courier. "As I ap proached, the site of the.town; from which no Ssmoke was rising, as the place had been' re duced to embers, I saw no sign of life-not even a chicken or a.dog. I entered, the main street, but was unable to ride my bicycle, as the pavementi and roadways were chokedl with debris. Falling walls had thrust stoves, ...
A World's Scorn for the Arch-Assassin [Newspaper Article] — The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial — 7 November 1914
AWorid's Scorn for te 'Arch-Assassin "How magnificently God supported Wilhelm." This is one 'of the most recent blasphemies atl tered by thdf Kiser- Others cand. worse- there are without number. With the events of the past few weeks in one's mind this odious linking of the names of the world's greatest murderer and the Deity makes for a feeling that balres c~sresion. Still, it has not bren allowed to pass by without protest. Under the title "The Kaiser -and God,"- Barry Pain contributed to the pages of the London "Times." a bitter com mentary uponhthe moral turpitude of the arch assassin. ollowing are the first and last verses: "Led by Wilhelm, as you. tell, God has done extremely well;. You with patronising nod - Show that you approve of God. Kaiser, face a question new SThis--does God approve of you ? -. "Impions'braggart.you forget ; SGod.is notyour conscript yet;. You shall learn in dumb amaze That His ways are not tour ways, - That the ise through.which.you trod Is not the high...
SUBMARINE TRANSPORT. [Newspaper Article] — The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial — 7 November 1914
SUBMARINE TRANSPORT. The report that the Germans are busy at Elbing and Hamburg building huge submarines for tranport service should be accepted with caution. as the facilities afforded by all known submarine craft p .to the present are against suth ships being e".'ployed in transport duties. In the-irst place, their speed is such that the oldest cruiser afloat could overtake tnem, ansi. | naturally, when once .observed, their chances of landing troops On a hostile shore would be I very omaill indeed; It should also be remem bered that in transport work to an enenty's co?ntry, it would be impossibl- to enter har bes and go alongside wharvs to discharge me?4L as they would be garrisoned (unless, of coursd- our. fleet allowed" their above-water ships to get in and bombard, and enable these submarines. to disarge their living cargoes). At the point of disembarkation, too, boats would bhe necessary to carry the troops to land, and even should these submarines carry colap sible boats, th...
THE MINE PERIL. [Newspaper Article] — The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial — 7 November 1914
THE MINR PERIL. All Ici ds of suggestions have been put before the British Admiralty for dealing with the dan ger of floating mines. When all has been said and done, however, it must be quite certain that the Admiralty have considered the matter in all its aspects. They must know better than anyone else how far the mine peril can be arerted or prevenfed, and that they will take whatever steps are practicable to protect ships and sanien from these deadly machine goes without saying. In the "Times" of September 8, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle sugested "some sort of steel trident or fork which could be pro-' jccted into the water in front of the bows of a vessel to explode a contact mine.before' the prow actually touched it" But it does not necessarily happen that a vessel strikes a mine Lws on. Indeed, in the majority of cases, it would seem that the mine may be bumped two Cr three times by the hull of the-veosel before the detonator is struck, and the chances are that not until the vessel ...
RAMMING METHODS. [Newspaper Article] — The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial — 7 November 1914
RAMMING METHODS. How the-German submarine managed to escape bbinkgn after being rammed by the Bad ger. It is dilficult to istmerstand. According-to report, the submarine, was struck by the dam aged destroyer's bows while the vessel was going at full speed, in which case the subma riine would be forced to come to the surface a? least for a time, until the hole could bo plugged-a process that would have left her exposed to gun ire. Whether the Badger toole too much for granted, and allowed her' to wcapt while caryoing out an eamination of the damage done to herself, it is hard to "say. but at all events the submarine is reoorted to have returned. Although this is the first case of ramming that we have heard of, it ws'i certaonly not be the last. Hot only will this' method be employed by destroyers against sub marines, but also by the larger class of ships against each other, should a favorable oppor tunity present itself for the operation, such as during a fog, or, as a last resource ...
WAITING! [Newspaper Article] — The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial — 7 November 1914
WAITING ! - Idany people seem to think that every man in our Navy is being -ept constantly strained during this period ot waiting-; probably this as - the case withl our cruisers and small craft But if one could only see our battle fleet, there would be little to indicate that these big ship were really at war. Except for befing cleared for action-an operation that does set materi ally alter the later type of ship-their appear ance would be much the same as in time of peace. During the period of strained relation- - lship between Great Britain and Russia over the Dogger Banu incident, our Channel Flee, tnder Lord Charl-s Beresford, lay at Gibra!tar, teady to intercept the Russian fleet AU the' tinle the Admiral's. cruiter were out scouting, - while his battle fleet lay in harbor, to all ap psarances unconcerned. At the same time evo lutions were carried out, ships went outside to do their egunlayers' tests, and boat work went oc just the same. The only indications of pos sible war w...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial — 7 November 1914
ECZEMA AND OLD WOUNDS-THEIR CURE. An antiseptic ointment known as lBorazel is a new preparation of unequalled value, and -. never fails to cur- the worst cases of Eczema, Old Wounds, Bad Legs, Ulcers, Pimples, Cuts., Sores, or any skin disease. No matter how severe it may be, this germ-killing ointment stops the irritation at once, and begins healing with the first application. Its quick healing powers are astonishing. We strongly recom mend sufferers to use Borazel for theirskin. disease. It can be had from any chemist, or 2/2 by post from Washington H, Soul or any -,of Pateinson's Drug Stores, Sydney. (Mcdical 1 ?-nii :?.J? -. .' ' - -??,: ; ) "?:?* '3?,:'
"A STING IN THE ANKLE." [Newspaper Article] — The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial — 7 November 1914
"A STING IN THE ANKLE." "Thirty-six hours in the train, six hours' march, camping at night, coffee at 5.30, in the line of fire at half-past eight, .a sting in my ankle after five minutes, followed by an agonising feeling that I niuist ~iavelost a foot- that is all I have seen of the war; . .. They'll save my foot, they tell me, or they .may not In any case, I may want a crutch for five months, five years, or fifty years. I am only twenty-two." - : Such was the tabloid letter a French. soldier addressed to his sweetheart -from ai ,ttle field of Compeigne.
"AT THE BAYONET!" [Newspaper Article] — The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial — 7 November 1914
, "AT THE BAYONET!" .The following thrilling narrative is from the pen of a French soldier-: "A piercing yell rose -from the enemy. Was it a cry of triumph? A short command ranig over the'field in French, an order to retreat. A swift rush" followed; our troops were being pursued by the enemy. ?What on earth, wcre: we waiting for in our ditches? A biugle signal, clear and bright We sprang to our feet, and 'At the bayonet!' the order came .... "It is impossible to'say or to dcscribi what one feels at such a moment. I believe one is in a state of temporary mad -nets, of perfect rage. It is terrible, and if we ould see ourselves in such a stato I Lel sure - se would shrink with horror."
DEATH OF "A GAME 'UN." [Newspaper Article] — The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial — 7 November 1914
DEATH OP "A GAME 'UN." 'No names, mate!" Thus did one of the Gloucestershire Regiment adjure a Pressman not to mention his name, when giving him some of his experiences. "One of ours," he said,. "who used to do policeman duty on the gate of our footer ground, somehow got left in one of our re treats, falling with both his legs broken, and we hadn't-the tiine to see to him then.' " When we were out of range we halted, and, titrning round, saw the Germans hacking away with their swords and bayonets at those' left on the ground. "Poor old 'Bill, the policeman: was game to, the last. IHe restedon one arm and with the other potted away, doing in seven. of the cowards. "It was more than we could stand, so back we went, and once again they scooted. "Wo looked'at 'Old Bill,' and found him dead ~with a lapplsh las bacicnS. l.wdc oin twenty-three bayonet wounds in his dear old body. was a "Oh, he was a game 'nn was Policeman
FAIRIES OF MERCY. [Newspaper Article] — The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial — 7 November 1914
FAIRIES OF MERCY. "Busy from early morning stil late at niglit,. the English nurses who arce tending the wounded in France will be gratefully and lov ingly remembered by our soldiers" writes an English officer from north-western France. "I have watched these young women at work in the hospital bases, and have seen how they cheer and comfort-our fighting- men striaken down with dangerous wounds. "They move among the beds and stretchers as lightly and swiftly as fairies; here with light and gentle hands they adjust a pillow, delicately ease a bandage there, bring a cooling drink to some poor sufferer parched with thirst, comfort a delirious Tommy who is raving of home and the Germans. "'I shall always be grateful to you,' whis pers an RF.A. corporal, who has a shattered ankle, to one of the nurses. 'I should like to write to you when I am better.' "There is one English teashop in the neigh borhood which is thronged daily with nurses who, in the brief intereal of liberty in the iftecro...
FIFTY MILES IN ONE DAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial — 7 November 1914
PIFrY MILES IN ONE DAY. An officer bringing despatches from the front stated that on the occasion of their first brush with the enemy the British forces, some o0 the units of which had mnarched close on 3D ,iles, were called on to engage in a desperate fi.ht immediately after reaching the firihg line. Whenretirement was decided on they fought a reatctuard action with splendid coolness and rluck, and marched back a distance of 20 miles. This made 50 miles nmarching and a battle in one day. -
NARROW ESCAPE. [Newspaper Article] — The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial — 7 November 1914
NARROW ESCAPE. A wounded .soldiel who reached Charing Cross exhibited tyro holes in the knee of his trousers. "A bullet-went in on the outside;' he said, 'passed through without touching my leg, and came out just over the knee, not an tnch from where it entered, I did not knonw about it until Isaw-the holes afterwards." This was his first escape, but later he was not so lucky. " '
HEROES ALL! [Newspaper Article] — The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial — 14 November 1914
HEROES ALL Of the gallant feats of bravery, Gaston Bos sier, private in the 6th Cuirassiers, known in civil life as Darino, lyrical..arrist of the Comedie Francaise, tells the. following story: "We were together," he says, ~the Cuiras sirers of France and the Royal Engineers of Great Britain, and we had retreated across the Aisne at Soissons. The GCerr?mans were advanc. ing rapidly and were itrying to rash their brasses across-the bridgetr t e after n The bridge had to be blowri up. Germnan :sharpshooters were firing at us from a clump of trees. and their mitraillcuses were working havoc among the Allies The whole-piafe was an-inferno as mitrailleuse 'and rifle fire.. Ihto this 'gate ao! hell' your .Royal Enginrers suddenly' weaL A psrty. bf them. dashed foae?ls the -bridge, and. although losing heavily, miinaged to lay.a clarge sufficient to destry it,-but before they could light the fuse they" were all killed. - ?"Tshn· .we' Waited.' Another' body: of - these bzavr-fellws -had cr ...
NINE MILES OF DEAD. A French Cuirassier: [Newspaper Article] — The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial — 14 November 1914
NINE MILES OF DEAD. - - -A French Cuirassier: "?We have charged the Germans with in fantry and catialry almost continuously, and the -noise of the shells and the bullets in the air has been such that you might, at times. have fancied yourself in a railway station, with express trains dashing through. And they have fharged us, too. ."We have fought over anid over the same old ground until now there are almost nine miles of dead bodies, and we-go- on fighting over the corpses of our'friends and .enemies until the road beconies impassable and we fight on another. 'But, mon Dieu, we are-giving -them some thing with.the bayonet --. 'Some of them tried to nmke us believe that they were dead when we charged them bxiht "?hey did nbt deceive us." We just-stock -oar bayonets into them and- made- them squeal 'and writhe like pigs until-they were really dead. ' "Oh ! Ie bon Dieu, the dead bodies ! Nine wiles of them.- as I have told you, before, and stllery driven right over them, time and time...
A PRISONER WHO WAS SHOT. [Newspaper Article] — The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial — 14 November 1914
A PRISONER WHO .WAS SHOET . - . A Halifax postman, -wha is in hospita?l after. crvice" with the Diske hif Wellingtohn's Wer? Piding Regiment, writes : .. 'Our regiment left TDiblin 1100 stiong but. when I left themi in France they only totalled 52ff all told, so you may guems we went through Ihe mill. Up to my leaving them we had been in four different engagements. "I and six others were.auotured by Germans We retired with them through villages, where they forced people to give them wine and food. assaulted women, killed ittle, children, .kickedl the dead, and bayoneted Inoffensive people. "One of our fellows refused to get wood and make a fire for them, so they blew his brains cut right in front of us. I said my prayera in hastc, as I thought it was all up with us, but they., spared six of us. and we were wonder in wehich was preferable, deathor madness. both seemed so near." Alter dcscribing how he was kescued, ?the writer adds: ."The Germans took to" their heels, and ran like the...
MUSCULAR LUMBAGO. [Newspaper Article] — The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial — 14 November 1914
MUSCULAR LUMBAGO. "E.d."-(Iollongong) ..wants to know what h0 should do to relieve muscular lumbago. A.: Lumbago is a form of Huscular rhei-. s-atlsm which generaily affects the larger mus ces bf the back and loins. The mcedicinal trratment fs similar to that for acute rhou ,oatism. When the attach comes.on rest In bed is essential, and dry warmth should be applied to the painful area. A lIght diet, with spirits in moderation. Is advisable. Take a dose of sulphate of sebda In hot. water each inorning, nd, If posasible, employ electric massage and -ibration. Hot foments and the application of olive oil and methyl-salicylate in equal pro portions would be of benefit. Take the follow ing mixture in water every four hours to le Ilve pain : Acto-sallcylic Acid 10 grains, tromide of poahb 5 grains, compound traga tanth pownder 10 grains, camphor water to Loe.
BUNIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial — 14 November 1914
BUNIONS. "Toommy" (Launeeston Tans.) wants soinething to relieve or cure bunoons. . A.: In the mnajority of cases a bunion is caused by a deformity of the great toe. The consequence Is that the sharp-addoucted inner lont presses upon the outer skin and gives rise to a prominent swelling or bursa. This is fre qurntly the seat of inlammation, and in time bc?omes much thickened. As a preliminary treatment suitable footwear must be adopted. The inner border should be straight, and the' toe-piece squared. Rest and.hot fomentations will quickly relieve the inflammation, and the s?elllog may be reduced by painting the part doily vith equal parts liniment and tincture of iodine.
INFLAMED EYES. [Newspaper Article] — The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial — 14 November 1914
INFLAMED EYES. -'03" (Coogee) complains of sore eyes- wilt teoder and inflamed eyelids. A. You are probably suffering with a mild form of caterrhal coniunctiviti, which: eond! on may be' produced by a number of causes, including eye strain. The treatment in. simple, and once the inflammation has oubsidcd the eyeo should resume Ohlir normal state. A bath con sisting of warm boracic acid solution (1 In 301 should be used frequently during the day, and before retiring the edges of the eyelids shoud be smeared with vaaeine.- In. severe ncese half strength yellow olide of mercury and oint ruent may be used. The internal administra tion of oil amd improvement of. the general. health would n:materlally anist the reult.