Lady Harriet Jephson

Altheim, Germany

Altheim, Germany

A rumour has reached us that the Crown Prince has been captured, and that the enemy is retreating. No official confirmation has come to hand however; but the flags are down at last, and the jangling of bells has ceased, and we have not heard “Deutschland über Alles” for twenty-four hours, “Gott sei Dank”! Prince Joachim is wounded, and he has sent a telegram worded after the manner of his dear Papa, thanking God who in His goodness permitted him to be wounded for his beloved Fatherland. I wonder what Frederick the Great would have thought of these boastful warriors. We English are looked upon with horror as the brutal barbarians who use dum dum bullets, and Sir Edward Grey’s dignified disclaimer is reported under the polite heading “Grey leugnet” (Grey lies).

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