Horrors and Atrocities of the Great War
Including the Tragic Destruction of the Lusitania
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Horrors and Atrocities of the Great War Including the Tragic Destruction of the Lusitania
By Philip Gibbs, Logan Marshall, Gilbert Parker, Vance Thompson
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Table of Contents
  • HORRORS AND ATROCITIES OF THE GREAT WAR Including the Tragic Destruction of the Lusitania
  • INTRODUCTION
  • CONTENTS
  • CHAPTER I THE SUPREME CRIME AGAINST CIVILIZATION: THE TRAGIC DESTRUCTION OF THE LUSITANIA
    • AN UNPRECEDENTED CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY
    • THE LUSITANIA: BUILT FOR “SAFETY”
    • GERMANY’S ANNOUNCED INTENTION TO SINK THE VESSEL
    • LINER’S SPEED INCREASED AS DANGER NEARED
    • SUBMARINE’S PERISCOPE DIPS UNDER SURFACE
    • PASSENGERS OVERCOME BY POISONOUS FUMES
    • BOAT CAPSIZES WITH WOMEN AND CHILDREN
    • HUNDREDS JUMP INTO THE SEA
    • LUSITANIA GOES TO HER DOOM
    • INTERVIEW WITH CAPTAIN TURNER
  • CHAPTER II THE HEROES OF THE LUSITANIA AND THEIR HEROISM
    • ALFRED G. VANDERBILT GAVE LIFE FOR A WOMAN
    • CHARLES FROHMAN DIED WITHOUT FEAR
    • SAVING THE BABIES
    • TORONTO GIRL OF FOURTEEN PROVES HEROINE
    • HEROISM OF CAPTAIN TURNER AND HIS CREW
    • WOMAN RESCUED WITH DEAD BABY AT HER BREAST
    • HEROIC WIRELESS OPERATORS
    • SAVED HIS WIFE AND HELPED IN RESCUE WORK
    • “SAVED ALL THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN WE COULD”
  • CHAPTER III SOUL-STIRRING STORIES OF SURVIVORS OF THE LUSITANIA
    • COULD NOT LAUNCH BOATS
    • SAYS SHIP SANK IN FIFTEEN MINUTES
    • SCREAMS INTENSIFY HORROR
    • ON HUNT FOR THE LIFE-BELTS
    • INJURED BOY SHOWS PLUCK
    • MANY CHILDREN DROWNED
    • WOMEN RUSHED FOR THE BOATS
    • PATERSON, N. J., GIRLS AMONG RESCUED
    • THREATENED SEAMEN WITH REVOLVER
    • RESCUED UNCONSCIOUS FROM THE WATER
    • LIFE-BOAT SMASHED
    • REASSURED BY SHIP’S OFFICER
  • CHAPTER IV A CANADIAN’S ACCOUNT OF THE LUSITANIA HORROR
    • PASSENGERS WERE AGHAST
    • OCCUPANTS OF LIFE-BOATS THROWN INTO SEA
    • A HEART-BREAKING SCENE
  • CHAPTER V THE PLOT AGAINST THE RESCUE SHIPS
    • STORY OF ETONIAN’S CAPTAIN
    • DODGED TWO SUBMARINES
    • NARRAGANSETT DRIVEN OFF
    • TORPEDO FIRED AT NARRAGANSETT
  • CHAPTER VI BRITISH JURY FINDS KAISER A MURDERER
    • “THE CRIME OF WHOLESALE MURDER”
    • CAPTAIN TURNER’S TESTIMONY
    • SAW THE TORPEDO
    • DOUBLE LOOKOUTS ON LINER
    • NO WARNING GIVEN
    • OTHER TESTIMONY
    • CORONER HORGAN’S STATEMENT
  • CHAPTER VII THE WORLD-WIDE INDICTMENT OF GERMANY FOR THE LUSITANIA ATROCITY
    • THE EAST
    • THE WEST
    • THE SOUTH
    • SENTIMENT OF THE CANADIAN PRESS
    • VIEWS OF PROMINENT CANADIANS
  • CHAPTER VIII AMERICA’S PROTEST AGAINST UNCIVILIZED WARFARE
    • THE NOTE TO GERMANY
    • ATTACKS CALLED CONTRARY TO RULES OF WARFARE
    • WARNING TO GERMANY RECALLED
    • SUBMARINE WARFARE ON COMMERCE CONDEMNED
    • PUBLISHED WARNING DECLARED NO EXCUSE FOR ATTACK
    • PROMPT, JUST ACTION BY GERMANY EXPECTED
    • THE WHOLE NATION BEHIND THE PRESIDENT
    • SOUTH AND WEST RESOUNDED WITH APPROVAL
  • CHAPTER IX THE GERMAN DEFENSE FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF THE LUSITANIA
    • BLAMES BRITAIN FOR MISUSE OF FLAGS
    • INVESTIGATING CASES OF CUSHING AND GULFLIGHT
    • DECLARES SHIP CARRIED MOUNTED CANNON
    • SAYS IT ACTED IN JUSTIFIED SELF-DEFENSE
    • FINAL DECISION ON DEMANDS DEFERRED
    • AMERICAN OPINION OF GERMAN EXCUSES
    • EVASIVE AND INSINCERE
    • ATTACKS ON AMERICAN VESSELS MUST CEASE
    • SUPPORT THE PRESIDENT
  • CHAPTER X SWIFT REVERSAL TO BARBARISM By Vance Thompson
    • BREAKING POINT OF CIVILIZATION
    • BARBARISM AND WOMEN
    • AFTER BARBARISM WHAT?
  • CHAPTER XI BELGIUM’S BITTER NEED By Sir Gilbert Parker
    • ABYSS OF WANT AND WOE
    • NO WORK, AND HEAVY WAR TAXES
    • PATIENCE OF BELGIANS
    • CRYING NEED OF FOOD
    • BELGIAN PEOPLE WARDS OF THE WORLD
  • CHAPTER XII JAMES BRYCE’S REPORT ON SYSTEMATIC MASSACRE IN BELGIUM
    • A HARROWING RECITAL
    • TELLS OF MASSACRES
    • “KILLED IN MASSES”
    • THE TALE OF LOUVAIN
    • TREATMENT OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN
    • CALLS KILLING DELIBERATE
    • “SPIRIT OF WAR DEIFIED”
    • THE COMMISSION’S CONCLUSIONS
  • CHAPTER XIII A BELGIAN BOY’S STORY OF THE RUIN OF AERSCHOT
    • HIS ARREST
    • A TOWN IN RUINS
    • BURYING THE DEAD
    • THE LEVELED GUNS
    • MARCHING AMONG GERMAN CAMPS
    • NO MONEY AND NO WORK
  • CHAPTER XIV THE UNSPEAKABLE ATROCITIES OF “CIVILIZED” WARFARE
    • NOTHING SACRED
    • HIDEOUS FACES OF THE DEAD
    • WOMEN FORCED TO DIG GRAVES
    • GETTING HARDENED
    • WHOLESALE PILLAGE
    • MUTILATIONS OF THE DEAD
    • THE FRENCH REPORT
      • HORRIBLE CASES OF RAPE
      • ARSON AND MURDER RAMPANT
      • UNCONTROLLED SAVAGERY
      • CONSTANT EVIDENCE OF THEFT
      • GERMANY DENIES ATROCITIES
  • CHAPTER XV DESTROYING THE PRICELESS MONUMENTS OF CIVILIZATION
    • ART TREASURES OF HISTORIC CITY
    • REDUCED TO A HEAP OF ASHES
    • PITILESS DESTRUCTION AS TOLD BY TOWN TREASURER
    • A MODERN POMPEII
    • BURNING OF CITY SYSTEMATIC
    • INDIGNANT PROTEST AGAINST MODERN HUNS
  • CHAPTER XVI WANTON DESTRUCTION OF THE BEAUTIFUL CATHEDRAL OF RHEIMS
    • THE “ROYAL CITY”
    • CATHEDRAL OF NOTRE DAME
    • ART TREASURES
    • CATHEDRAL A TARGET
    • ANGER OF CROWD STILLED BY PRIESTS
    • “SUPREME SACRIFICE AGAINST THE SPIRIT OF MAN”
    • BEAUTY IRREPARABLY GONE
  • CHAPTER XVII THE CANADIANS’ GLORIOUS FEAT AT LANGEMARCK
    • A REMARKABLE PERFORMANCE
    • QUIET PRECEDING STORM
    • SECOND BATTLE OF YPRES
    • LINE NEVER WAVERED
    • OFFICER FELL AT HEAD OF TROOPS
    • FORTUNES OF THIRD BRIGADE
    • IN DIRE PERIL
    • OVERWHELMING NUMBERS
    • SECOND BRIGADE PUT TO TEST
    • CAPTURE OF ST. JULIEN
    • A HERO LEADING HEROES
  • CHAPTER XVIII PITIFUL FLIGHT OF A MILLION WOMEN By Philip Gibbs Of the London Daily Chronicle
    • THE PRIZE OF PARIS
    • HEROIC EFFORTS OF FRENCH SOLDIERS
    • GERMANS BALKED OF THEIR PRIZE
    • SIXTY MILES OF FUGITIVES
    • TERROR IN EYES
    • PARIS THE BEAUTIFUL
  • CHAPTER XIX FACING DEATH IN THE TRENCHES
    • GERMANS HAVE LEARNED MUCH
    • STANDARDIZED MODEL
    • FRENCH STUDY OF GERMAN METHODS
    • “COMFORTS OF HOME”
    • BRITISH REFUGES IN NORTHERN FRANCE
    • “PICNICKING” IN THE OPEN AIR
    • RAVAGES OF ARTILLERY FIRE
    • THE COMMON ENEMY, THE WEATHER
    • WHY COOKS WEAR IRON CROSSES
    • “PUTTING ONE OVER” ON THE RUSSIANS
  • CHAPTER XX A VIVID PICTURE OF WAR
    • A SURPRISE PREPARED
    • “HELL BROKE LOOSE”
    • A HORRIBLE THIRTY-FIVE MINUTES
    • TRENCHES FILLED WITH DEAD
    • HOARSE SHOUTS AND THE GROANS OF THE WOUNDED
    • INDESCRIBABLE MASS OF RUINS
    • “SMEARED WITH DUST AND BLOOD”
  • CHAPTER XXI HARROWING SCENES ALONG THE BATTLE LINES
    • ON THE FIRING LINE
    • AMONG MANGLED HORSES AND MEN
    • GERMAN LOSSES FRIGHTFUL
    • DIXMUDE A PLACE OF DEATH AND HORROR
  • CHAPTER XXII WHAT THE MEN IN THE TRENCHES WRITE HOME
    • “WAR IS TERRIBLE”
    • THE COMMON ENEMY, DEATH
    • “SAME PAIR OF BLUE EYES”
    • FIGHTING WITHOUT HATE
  • CHAPTER XXIII BOMBARDING UNDEFENDED CITIES
    • MRS. KAUFFMAN’S DESCRIPTION
    • CANNONADING AT WHITBY
    • FREAKISH EFFECTS OF SHELLS
    • FLIGHT OF SCHOOL CHILDREN
  • CHAPTER XXIV GERMANY’S FATAL WAR ZONE
    • UNITED STATES REFUSED TO RECOGNIZE WAR ZONE
    • A VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS
    • AIMED AT NEUTRAL SHIPPING
    • AN INHUMAN POLICY
  • CHAPTER XXV MULTITUDINOUS TRAGEDIES AT SEA
    • THE ATTACK ON THE GULFLIGHT
  • CHAPTER XXVI HOW “NEUTRAL” WATERS ARE VIOLATED
    • THE THREE-MILE LIMIT
    • BELLIGERENTS’ RIGHTS
    • NOTICE IN LEAVING NEUTRAL WATERS
    • EVASIONS OF NEUTRALITY
  • CHAPTER XXVII THE TERRIBLE DISTRESS OF POLAND
    • DESOLATION AND FAMINE THROUGHOUT LAND
    • RICH AND POOR ALIKE DESTITUTE
    • PLIGHT OF RUSSIAN POLAND
    • NO BREAD FOR WEEKS IN LODZ
    • THREE TIMES A BATTLE-FIELD
    • UNABLE TO HELP HERSELF
    • NO SEED AND NO DRAFT ANIMALS
  • CHAPTER XXVIII THE GHASTLY HAVOC WROUGHT BY THE AIR-DEMONS
    • KINDS OF BOMBS
    • STEEL DARTS
    • “ARROW BULLETS” AND AERIAL TORPEDOES
    • MACHINE GUNS IN AIRCRAFT
    • ACCURACY IN DROPPING BOMBS
  • CHAPTER XXIX THE DEADLY SUBMARINE AND ITS STEALTHY DESTRUCTION
    • ATTACK ON LINER DESCRIBED
    • OPERATION OF TORPEDOES
    • NETS TO TRAP SUBMARINES
    • HOW CRAFT SUBMERGE
  • CHAPTER XXX THE TERRIBLE WORK OF ARTILLERY IN WAR
    • INCREASED RANGE
    • MODERN GUNS
    • RAPID FIRING
    • HOW A BIG GUN IS AIMED
    • AWFUL DESTRUCTIVENESS OF MODERN GUNS
  • CHAPTER XXXI WHOLESALE SLAUGHTER BY POISONOUS GASES
    • CANADIAN VICTIMS
    • “TRENCH GAS” AT YPRES
    • AWFUL FORM OF SCIENTIFIC TORTURE
    • REPORT OF MEDICAL EXPERT
    • KIND OF GAS EMPLOYED
    • ALLIES FORCED TO USE SIMILAR METHODS
  • CHAPTER XXXII “USAGES OF WAR ON LAND”: THE OFFICIAL GERMAN MANUAL
    • UNLIMITED DESTRUCTION THE END OF WAR
    • RULES OF CIVILIZED WARFARE CLEARLY STATED
    • OTHER EXCELLENT RULES
  • CHAPTER XXXIII THE SACRIFICE OF THE HORSE IN WARFARE
    • PART PLAYED BY HORSE IN WAR
    • AMERICAN STOCK DEPLETED
  • CHAPTER XXXIV SCOURGES THAT FOLLOW IN THE WAKE OF BATTLE
    • SCOURGES OF MODERN WARFARE
    • RAVAGES OF TYPHUS IN SERVIA
    • NO WORD OF COMPLAINT
    • AMERICA TO THE RESCUE
  • CHAPTER XXXV WAR’S REPAIR SHOP: CARING FOR THE WOUNDED
    • THE BANDAGING CAMP
    • THE SANITATION COMPANY
    • THE HOSPITAL BARGE
  • CHAPTER XXXVI WHAT WILL THE HORRORS AND ATROCITIES OF THE GREAT WAR LEAD TO?
    • THE SPREAD OF DEMOCRACY
    • DECLINE OF THE WAR SPIRIT
    • THE DAWN OF UNIVERSAL PEACE
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