German Atrocities from German Evidence

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
  • Title: German Atrocities from German Evidence
  • Author: Joseph Bédier Bernhard Harrison
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  • Page: 236
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  • 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 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
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    About " Joseph Bédier Bernhard Harrison "

  • Joseph Bédier Bernhard Harrison

    B dier was born in Paris, France to Adolphe B dier, a lawyer of Breton origin, and spent his childhood in R union He was a professor of medieval French literature at the Universit de Fribourg, Switzerland 1889 1891 and the Coll ge de France, Paris c 1893.Modern theories of the fabliaux and the chansons de geste are based on two of B dier s studies.B dier revived interest in several important old French texts, including Le roman de Tristan et Iseut 1900 , La chanson de Roland 1921 , and Les fabliaux 1893 He was a member of the Acad mie fran aise from 1920 until his death.His Tristan et Iseut was translated into Cornish by A S D Smith, into English by Hilaire Belloc and Paul Rosenfeld, and into German by Rudolf G Binding.B dier was also joint editor of the two volume Litt rature fran aise, one of the most valuable modern general histories of French literature He was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1929.B dier died in Le Grand Serre, France

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  • 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 [...]


  • 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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