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THREE YEARS

From September 3, 1914 to September 3, 1917

By BARR FERREE A chronological survey of the bombardment of Reims from September 3, 1914 to September 3, 1917, giving the details of the bombardment day by day for the entire period of the siege. This is the first book in any language dealing with the bombardment of Reims in its entirety, and presents a remarkable picture of daily life at Reims under the shells.

The book includes a general introduction on the bombardment, a sketch of the history of the cathedral, churches and other notable buildings, and a history of the destruction of the cathedral and other important structures in Reims.

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LIFE on the Wolf was very poop and well-deok, the port different to life on the Hitachi. side of which was reserved for To begin with, all the single the Japanese. men of military age were

There were between three 8000mmodated on the 'tween and four hundred prisoners on deoks, and slept in ham- board, mostly British, some of mooks, which they had to whom had been captured in Bling themselves. The elder the February previous, as the men slept in banks taken Wolf had left Germany in from the Hitachi, but the November 1916, the Hitachi quarters of all in the 'tween being the tenth prize caught. deoks were very restricted; The oondition in which these there was no privacy, no con- prisoners lived cannot be too venience, and only & soreen strongly condemned. The heat divided the European and in the Tropios was insufferable, Japanese quarters. The oon- the overcrowding abominable, dition of our fellow-countrymen and on the poop there was from the Hitachi was the re- hardly room to move. But verse of enviable, though it notwithstanding these hardwas a great deal better than ships the men seemed to be that of the orews of captured merry and bright, and showed ships, who were “accommo- smiling faces to their captors. dated" under the poop—where They had all evidently made the oaptains and officers cap- up their minds to keep their tured had quarters to them. end up to the last, and were selves—and exercised on the not to be downed by any bad

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