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A POIGNANT FAREWELL. [Newspaper Article] — The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial — 21 November 1914
^" A POIGNANT *PAHEWElLt -. Mrs. Penn of Deal, widow, had hr three - coi soTSi the Cressy -which was snookby the Ger man submarine flotilla. Her eldest son Hubert has wrtten to.her. - :., :"_. ; . - . '-. . * "Dear Mother.-Just a line',to tell .you that during the lastirmoments of. that 'terrible disi ' ailer your sonot' last '.thoughts, were o.f.you?. When the captain .ave the orders, ?Every .man n save- humself," something happened' which-;" I. "hal" never forget. Suddenly I ran.against dear. '; brother Alfred.:, ,The ship. was sioung and; the d decks were awash .and :the Germans were still - ".firing their .torpedoes- at, us, whie. the sea was-" hlitoraily. alive with men struggling, and graspioh :. .what they.could to save themselves. We ling-. 'tied.'one 0 noment,'shook hands, told' each other. 'that? whoeverg'pt".saved ?to "tell'.mother: that. : c,lausr thoughes were" oE her. --Then we? tss.e..-4 r ecach other,;taiid gobd bye, and plungecd nto the - -'water t.ipge.h.er We :nev...
ABUSE OF RED CROSS. [Newspaper Article] — The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial — 21 November 1914
-. t~E OF REID CROSS L~d??tedb.?-the~enea s ofdehi ort- ectnioun : A festioi-. ofer, :.ho ws. c.ioaptured by: hn.. chte il dc afer a fight to look after the wonded It is reported by s ca sca pdvalry officer that the driver of a mbtor-car with "a .machine gue whmounted on it, hic he capturedwaman woas wearng the Red Cross . Crosra :ull detai~s of the actual damage done to the, cathedral ak R~helms will doubtless .have mmbeen cabled hone, eo that no description ore it is necessary. n The Germansifo bombarded thea :-~lt:.h-~·'lbai r aptured~ weafring theb. Red cathedral twce b ith their heavy artillery. One reason whyrit caught 'ilight so quickyy was that on one side of it was somhe 'scalfo1ln? Thhich hadeus gin been erected for rey htoratidn bwok. dtraw hadfter also een laid on the floor for the wound. it to reported by a cavalry officer that tee driver of a ioloe-car with a machine gur mounted on it. '¶hich he captured, was wearieg Felt 'detaija iof the actual damage done to lhg cath...
Fire-resisting Doors [Newspaper Article] — The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial — 21 November 1914
Fire-resisting Doors For fire-reslstlng doors, armored wood Is tak ing the place of. iron in many warehouses and factories. The armored fire .door is made of several thicknesses: of seasoned pine boards, planed, tongued, and groofed, and well. ailed togoethor. and is covered. with, tlnned-steol sheets fitting close to the wood.. Several hours of the fiercest heat simply earbooises the outer layer of wood to the depth of a frac tion of an inch. The door I:mntna in place, and is not, as the iron often is,.warped and torn from its fastenings. *hipsocatoured 'from the enemy-.are not of izmemlatbat- b -iaB:s rule. -Dlfieences. eo coi airnuetlohnnitelilnery,. eti., tid?v to e inatetbed ·thaltB~~ltukabitorej'4 nd tht bakestinia a '
THROUGH GERMAN EYES THE HOUR OF THE FINAL RECKONING ACTIVITY AT KIEL [Newspaper Article] — The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial — 21 November 1914
THROUGH -GER MAN EYES THE HOUR OF THE FINAL RECKONING ACTIVITY AT KIEL The "Kreuz Zdtung".in a leading article las! month said "No hour is more ardently desired by us than that of the reckoning with England. History tells us that no wars are so gruesome and so hard as those between peoples of the same race So be it, then. We must have satisfaction, and if ever a war should be regarded as a judgment of God it is this one. We know and feel more every day that England is not unconquerable. We have-seen her mercenaries in France fight and fly. We have noted the disparity between killed and wounded and the number of those made prisoners. We know that the more Eng land sends troops to the Continent the more her position of military delencelessiess muse be accentuated ; we know, as many instances have recently shown, that her ships approach and familiarise themselves with the place, whether in the Baltic or the North Sea, from which we shall be able to drive a blow into the.heart of the Br...
WITH BAYONETS AND CLUBBED RIFLES. [Newspaper Article] — The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial — 21 November 1914
-WITH BAYONETS AND CLUBBED R-L : IES. SA lance-corporal of the Liincolshire Regi-g ment, who.has been invalided home; states:- . ,"Nearly, all-: approaches .to?:.the' Gcrna j tenches are mined or hunridreds of yards. Ons day we.saw an a'wful sight when an infantry 'baitalion of ours, supported by 1Frnch cavalry Sand infantry, had fought their way right up to the enemy's trenches. They'were formed up. for the-last-rush'with' the bayonet when the ground-under their feet- suddenly gave way vith a terrible roar and the air was thick wit' Tying bodies; S"Our "chaps received little danage-it was the French who - were really- on the mines Sbut thy were stunned'by the explosion ;After a little timee they'were reformed, and swest across the open with-a ringing cheer, reaching she Germans in the trenches with-the "bayonet. SThe e enemy ready fir them, and they .ha i ticklish-job to clear those trenhes,-but they cid -it in the long run SThat' was only the beginning of their, .toubles;-.'for:th...
"THE ENGLISH CANNOT SHOOT!" [Newspaper Article] — The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial — 21 November 1914
.'11:- ENGIlSH CANNOT SHOOT I" Leadinc Telegraphist: H. Francis (H.M.S. --)* (a ;Eldrldge-raad, Croydon) : 'We had the first taste of blood on Friday, and I can tell you it was O.T. The bhttl lasted:.from' 6.30 'a.m till 1:'p~ri, going " it: h ?ammer and toigs all the tide. ... - '''! them beiiig Admiral von Tirpitz's son 'who Swas second licafetnenat in the 'Maliz. We were within 20yds o her wvhen she went do.wn and : I can tell you it te-sa grand sight "TIiir officer were s6btring the:nen as they .umped. overbosa'd, and one chapon" the bridge was beckoned to -by-our commander to come :" of. But therelwas-nothing doing. He simply.' folded- his arms,- shosk-'is ,hiead,' and :as th . ship-reeled over.he- nevei mdvei~ . "Tile captain also went" down in her. He had-both his legs blown off. "For a quarter of an hour the sea was simply alive with Germans, all singing out most: piteouslt, and at.we poed?-them-on beard w" . teirvelled.how they nanaged to swim with thei ·wounds they hbd, so...
"WE HAVE ACHIEVED NOTHING." [Newspaper Article] — The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial — 21 November 1914
'"WE HAVE ACHIEVED NOTHXING By way of change: A ltter from a German . . "NOTHING !CAN V WRITING FROM THE FRONT, A MEMBER OP A HIGHLAND REGIMENT TEL TUH'IBAYONET. 'OUR COtDST'EE liS TOO MI to his wife. The Germai was captured before he had a chance to mail his epistle. S"How oiten I thought of yon, my darling, ' and -what I suffered' in' th'it terrifying battle which extended along a' front of many miles[ near Montmirail, you cannot'possibly 'imagine. Our heavy artillery was being used for the ,. ieg of Mlaubcuge ; we wanted it badly, as tho ,enemy. hoad, trs rn fprce and kept up a tltrihs j:*^V~jr^*ii>*y,?^w^asB itit^;!*,lt,^;.^;.ficrs* Is like hell% bt a thousand times worse. On th nIght -of the 9thi the order was given to re. treat, as It would have been madness to at : tempt to hold our. positionL with- onr few men, sand wei should have rhoed a terrible defeat the ne"t'day.: The lst" and*3rd Amniies:had not been able to attack with-us, as we had ad. vanced too 'apidly. --: O "...
BATTLE OF AEROPLANES. [Newspaper Article] — The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial — 21 November 1914
BATTLE OF AEROPLANES. "I havI learnl of a combat that has been waged- up among the cloundone of'the mrost remn?arkablo which this war of wonders his hitherto disclosed. ' "A German aeroplane, flying high, visittd the British lihes with the object of reconnoitreing. 'ith machinie hovered'overhead, well out of e of fire, a Briti h airman.shot up to the .attack. The Germrn' sari hie adversary and' pithped- to attck- hi .Bm above. Shot - tere fired?hbt theyri.nisss the; mrark- The Pln T~n ss h,~le sem~icircl atososd Site adversary, mounting steadily. The Germnan teies, to..?Oop ju order to. open br5 at- cl-e range Lenin above; A sudden giddy maon.oev s ng.of bothsiti.chines. Shotrt 'Atother swif? change-.pn..'siinu, German and.Brlton almoso t. at tbe same-altitude. ht out, oi- range of one . another and each fih'ti?g for te hgher plao.. A rushing together, the two machines far up now, looking wsactly. 111w great birds in com bat . . .The distant sounid o shooting. . . Then? a great stru...
"SCOTTIE'S" LONELY DEATH. [Newspaper Article] — The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial — 21 November 1914
S ''SC'OTTIE'S"L;ONELY DEATH. , 'We found that just as .we had pushed on through a wood the firing line was withdrawn a little, and we.had been well in advance of our firing line. Before I was taken away I had the - pleasure of seeing, huge masses oE retreating. °Geeans hureyngs.over- the .opposite hillside. •being literally cut down :like fields bo: corn -by : -"our-machine guns and shrapnel lire, and thei -r " ' dead and wounded covered the. whole hillside.-:,: . We" apparently had .also lost- fairly heavily." s -' ' -r6und-me-"I" sail a nnissicbe' of. woundecd Enrt-' Ssih .oops andd a few dead." Th e saddest sight w"as 'a "Highlande.-wh: apparently- had felt i u h"uringey. andh.had'sat'-up 'behind a.a'haystack to cat a-biscuit, He was shbt dead, .sitting u-- . ::rightbiscuit still_ n:hand." -:-.". . •. -
NAVAL NOTES GERMAN GUNS AT OSTEND. [Newspaper Article] — The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial — 21 November 1914
'(fly ~RN BY) GERm~AN GUNS AT OSTEN6:i) . -.It" wouild be `difelttLE1to" estimiate what'advan tage ihc-Getmans will g'ain b?y mounting heave gout__ at Os?e?d?uniilesa they haVe: ai idea oi m'akimig it a base !or-the-subrarilnes they· are reported 'to-ie buildihg" fauthti uie:t.]i Belgian coastvtsistlsi whiCh~ wer, aye-t itt:~ believe have been brio'ght gown..n sectionu. via -the Hleyst and Brugcs canals: t-I-suchlibe their iW; tetntitn, they must be.making plansu'td .oryain in occupation of Outend'for some tne t yet, as, n- s-pite ot "the ?fart' that; the submarines -are read?d for aoustruneton, 'it will take- at least tour. months 'of! hard :labor, daiy and n'ibhbm forethey will'be in-a cohnitton.to put to-sea as'fighting machnes.? Ifi,-:howCever the r-c, ains have mountd heavy guts at 'Ostled "with th-eobject of counteracting:fire from eamonitors, .hey will" probably frrindtllat these -vessels .can he 'replaced with' battleships with t2in-guns ,, brmb?hard the town ite "-l
AUSTRALIAN NAVAL GUNLAYERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial — 21 November 1914
AUSTRALIAN NAVAL GUNLAYERS. As expected, Australian naval gunlayers-have given a goud account oa themselves at the first time of asking. -.It shows that when the. Ad armialty loaned gunlayers to the Auisttalian Nav, they did iot send out men who had'just mranaged to gain their qualificatisns. .Theie ia Suneman in the Austialian.Navy, to my.ow?n L-nowldge, who` headed .his ship's dcore ini the aniuiial tests six years ago, and aiidthoer who vas specially picked out- to fire ini ex?6i dohion SJthooting wrth l Vinguns on the occasion that hie late King. Edwardi VII. went out-in the 'D )readnought? to see hercarry out- long-range firing. Although every Imperialgsunlayef in the Au~tralian service-is an expert, ·they 'have woluntarily chosen A~mtraia as the land of thier adjption; and althounh they ,n- t have nearly all completed their periods oI service .hen joining our Navy. it is to be hoped that they will be offered suficient inducement to re main with us for a further period of servi...
MR. CHURCHILL'S SPEECH. [Newspaper Article] — The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial — 21 November 1914
-. MR. .CHURCHILRS SPEECH. SThe First Lorid of th Admirsty struck the keynote- of assurance in theufew words" he de livereil the other day' He told us i.lainiy that -we' mst-consider .oUr.Navy to'hie- irrforemg things" which.- a. the outbreak of war; would have beunsimpossibler and iin te performance of siicli dut-e tthe lasses'have not bee as lcr-ge-ao wera "actufly 'anticipated. Describing our-ships as offeing big targets doring stoaut lai opier-timus, he evidently meant .that patrol ling,dutlesiinusthbecontinually carried. out for the protection-of commerce, a duty in which they are always eCiposed to attacks from Ger man- suobdarine arid destroyers who: when they come oft,sdo so with the knowledge that our vressels are there to be cauight napping` and s "nIC , One- r'?ason. why we do not- hear oa many - raids ·from the enemy s destroyecs in that they may bei holdin?gthem-back-to do btttle withi their-aiai fleet. Perhaps to.-- But though .the -Gerimans say they are ecperts at thi...
MORE MINES FOR THE NORTH SEA. [Newspaper Article] — The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial — 21 November 1914
tti t lni tHES ii- POE THE H O~NRTH~ SE~A. The Genono ide of t~aking possession of eligaian coastal- towns seems .to be a good oo· from- .t?ir point.of. -siow, ;as.:iit' enables tli?erm to convey mines overland -to these pointsh; toiii -i-ch ther dis tribu?t ii-isg an easy- matter. :A? study of lthe tidal chore of tihe Nqreli lisd ~s~itws ilst fnit~ar: o8l the' eletain coas~t therei -Is a tidalrate. Vtbilc~sla wqold ickly querry thtse di tihg mine -into .the area ?1?ich the? Adrni r? 'recently . anountildwas.d. ge'roo. Aa cliii tidal eace~es :naerow;- l-is prohb'ile ta the-~mines wkould bei gradlio~pc arcse4P mrye io. War~ds anlither racer w:Phichi wodld. swee'p; thetoi through the straltn of Dover into the Benish Channel, maldng the ewates In the latter dan. gerous to shipping. TThe Adm lty, though, are ho doubt taking steps to-ounteeat tis danger by means of trawls across the Straits,
THE RAID ON THE NIGER AND CO. [Newspaper Article] — The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial — 21 November 1914
THE RAID ON THE NIGER-AND.CO. .Numbers of'people are greatly alarmed at the fact of- a German submarine attack upon our shipping-at anchor in the Downs; but it is not a matter for wonder when we consider that the Downs is not a harbor, but simply a roadstead, fringed- by :sndbadbanks. We hear that there were 100 ships there at the time, but their-nature is not stated. Irt is very un likely that the submarine would have picked cut?such an old target.ias the; Niger, if there had been ~aiything better ogffering. The gunboats and monitors recently in action off the Belgian coast were probably there, too, as this would be the nearest place for.themn to retire to, when not required for bombarding duties. Now that their position is.known to the enemhy, it is pro. bable that they willbe moved to other quar. ters. possibly to Dover or Calais;" .
Passing Notes on the European Struggle [Newspaper Article] — The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial — 21 November 1914
Sasn otes onthe E'uo n S rggle Since the heavy fighting of the:last week in October, which I discussed last week, the struggle still continues-in the north of France and in Belgium, but-the Germans still fail to make any impression on the Allied line, which now stretchen from near Ostend by Dixmnde, Ypres, the villages west of Liiletto Arras. This place' is held by the Germans as ,?elI.as the towns of Baupaume and Peronne? This westerly froni of the Germans stops at Nyo., wihere it turnd eastward,-rumnrng south of Laon,- b?t north- of Soissons aid the river Aisne and Rheims. The Germans seem to' be making a great effort to break through the Allies' lineT in Belgium. They ha~ie- made - no impression on the French line near Verdun,.or. further south. It is likely that neither side i:-makiig a geat effort in Alsace, as no sqccess he~e would compensate for failure in the nbrth of France,.where the German retreat wouldbe en dangered by an Allied advance, or in the contra case the German ...
There is Dissatisfaction in the Austrian Army [Newspaper Article] — The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial — 21 November 1914
There is Dikatisf~cton in te utstra _______ In a recent issue of the Petrograd -journial, "NovoCe Vremya," an amazing picture of the polyglot qualities of the Austrian army is sketched by a writer thoroughly familiar with his subject The article, whichsis entitled, "A Fragment of the Tower of Babel," gives an interesting description of the conditions utinder which prisoners taken by the Russians are now living at'Zamosc, a strongly fortified town in Russian Poland, which is beingusud as a depot for captured Austrians. The prisoners, for the most .part, comprise the remnants of Baron Conrad von Hotzen dorfs army, upon which so crushing defeat was 'inflicted by the Russians in the earlier stages of the war. They include- Galicians, Slovaks, Czechs, and MIagyars, the niajority of whom are-hostile to each other, and for whom ltey have only the foulest names. The. .. CZECHS TERM THE MAGYARS .BRIGANDS, who; when the daily, ration is served out to the prisoners, eat three times their prope...
Remarkable War Prophecies that have Come True [Newspaper Article] — The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial — 21 November 1914
Remlrkable War Prophecies- tat have Come True _. Interesting reading Is the result of efforts by the'"Harbinger. of Light" in collecting and publishing in its November issue, a number of the most important war prophecies. Orie of the most remarkable predictions- from Madame de Thebes' Almanac for 1913 reads : "Germany menaces Europe in. general, and Prance in particular. When the war breaks out she will have willed it, but after it there will 'be no longer either Hohenzollern or Pres sian-damnance. The days of the Emperor are numbered, and after him alt will oe changed in Germany-I say his days of reign; 1 do not say his days of life.: . :: "In her almanac for 1914, the same. lady states': "Franre will emerge renewed in striength, reconstituted by war." O 'Germany, Madaiie de Thebes writes: 'AILUJa distulieting in her destiny. The.person of them&inperor is most: threatened by Fife.' It s. nof the eagle of victory he Bears on his : In'the Astrological Almanac for 1913 the fol...
REAR-ADMIRAL TROUBRIDGE ACQUITTED. [Newspaper Article] — The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial — 21 November 1914
R REAR-ADMIRAL TROUBifIDGE . . ACQUITTED. What an enormous responsibility is laid on the different commnanding officers. of our Navy is shown by .the Admiralty ordering a court martial, of Rear Adnural Troubredge.- Every one-who has come iato-contact with this of ficer will be pleased to learn of his acquittal, pot only because he is a popular..officer. but because he has always been loored up to as one who .Iknew.-his" work. This owas,-, clearly; shown by. the Admiralty,.wben "they appointed . bia.sto -go .,on' board Admiral- Togo's flagship upnge the. Russo-Japanese. war,. and .as -a penn'oeth of 'expeereence tis wrth~ajound of theory thee:'.peraencei gaineidby him at. that time~hbould6be oI imcalcula'bol "value just nowi On tretumuiog ifrort.,th~at war,. Captain. .Trioi bridge (as be was then) wa." appointed :to .th. Victorioui 0.and"'ave the results ofrhs. experi tcct?.t6tthe whole"if th'eoffc-ersTi the Chan nel Fleet-)'ay a lecture. on-board Lord Charle Bemheisbd's.flagui Caesa...