Raemaekers' Cartoon history
of the War
Vol. 1 - New-York 1918
The inhabitants fled through the village (near
Blamont). It was horrible. The walls of houses are bespattered
with blood and the faces of the dead are hideous to look upon.
They were buried at once, some sixty of them. Among them many
old women, old men, and one woman pregnant - the whole a
dreadful sight. Three children huddled together - all dead.
Altar and arches of the church shattered. Telephone
communication with the enemy was found there. This morning,
Sept. 2, all the survivors were driven out ; I saw four little
boys carrying on two poles a cradle with a child some five or
six months old. The whole makes a fearful sight. Blow upon blow
! Thunderbolt on thunderbolt ! Everything given over to plunder.
I saw a mother with her two little ones - one of them had a
great wound in the head and an eye put out.
From the Diary of
Gefreiter Paul Spellman,
Capt. First Brigade of Infantry Guard