An Uncensored Diary From The Central Empires by Ernesta Drinker Bullitt

By Ernesta Drinker Bullitt

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When publishers requested for the diary a century be fore I had anticipated, i didn't try to polish loose-jointed English or to suppress any yet own incidents. The pages of the booklet stand as written in the strains of the important Powers.

The personality known as Billy, during the diary, is my husband, William C. Bullitt.

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But it issues notes on baby carriages, false teeth, and hair . The bank must be doing the ash-man out of business. Went to the refugee department of the Red Cross . Frau Kahres took me about . The refugees here now are principally from Russia and France, some from England . The great number of East Prussians that fled before the Russian invasion have gone back An Uncensored Diary 35 to their homes . The tales they told of Russian cruelty were not to be equalled by the Inquisition . Sisters meet the fugitives at the stations and tell them where they can get lodgings .

He stayed there himself and was ready to defend his place against the whole Russian army . They destroyed everything up to his territory, and then stopped. One lady, whom Fraulein Marelle knows, a Frau von Bieberstein, had her chateau cut to ribbons . Her tapestry chairs were sliced up with knives, her china and mirrors broken, her beautiful chapel knocked to pieces, her beds ripped up and the feathers scattered from garret to cellar. It was rather queer to hear this tale from a German woman after Mme .

The old gentleman waved his hands . " we asked . ,"I have urged it," he answered, "but the military party won't allow it. " To crush Germany, to beat her to her knees, or to starve her out, seems to me impossible . She gives one the impression of amazing strength . Although I feel that efficiency is the one crime worse than the seven deadly sins put together, and the only thing no one should ever be forgiven for, I realize that it is a terrible weapon . It isn't "in" any other country to fight a war the way the Germans are doing it .

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