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- -IN THE WHIRLPOOL -OF WAR- ISABELLE RIMBAUDBy A inparticularly interesting description, diary of the of a Frenchform, flight, by road, lady and her invalid husband from in theRoche, to at the time when theArdennes, Paris, Germans were to theadvancing Marne, and, back on the Aisne. Asubsequently, falling is drawn of the withgraphic picture obstinacy which the French to theirpeasants clung in that musthomes, gathering crops inevitably fall into German hands of the of the ; misery hordes of of the bombardment ofrefugees ; Rheims and of the devastation left behind ; the Germans in their retreat. The relationby of minor and assuchsufferings happenings, must be excluded from work of a morea in closethe reader sogeneral character, put a touch awith the of thattragedy invasion, is theleftvery lasting impression by perusal of this book. WHIRLPOOLIN THE OF WAR BOOKS ON THE WAR PUBLISHED BY MR. FISHER UNWIN ALSACE-LORRAINE : AND FUTURE.PAST, PRESENT, COLEMAN Litt.D.By PHILLIPSON, M.A., LL.D., 21s. net.Cloth, MILITARISM ATWORK IN BELGIUM AND GERMANY. K. G. OSSIANOILSSON. Translated H. G.By by M.A. 2s. 6d. net.WRIGHT, Cloth, BROTHER TOMMY. HENRI RUFFINI and ANDREBy TUDESQ. Paper Is. 3d. net. cover, ARMY AT WAR.THE BRITISH FRANK Author of "The ofBy Fox, R.F.A., Agony etc. Is. net.Belgium," Paper covers, T. LTD.FISHER UNWIN i ADELPHI LONDONTERRACE, IN THE WHIRLPOOL WAROF BY ISABELLE RIMBAUD TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCJ BY ARCHIBALD W] LONDON T. FISHER UNWIN LTD.

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- -IN THE
WHIRLPOOL
-OF WAR-
ISABELLE RIMBAUDBy
A inparticularly interesting description, diary
of the of a Frenchform, flight, by road, lady
and her invalid husband from in theRoche,
to at the time when theArdennes, Paris,
Germans were to theadvancing Marne, and,
back on the Aisne. Asubsequently, falling
is drawn of the withgraphic picture obstinacy
which the French to theirpeasants clung
in that musthomes, gathering crops inevitably
fall into German hands of the of the
; misery
hordes of of the bombardment ofrefugees ;
Rheims and of the devastation left behind
;
the Germans in their retreat. The relationby
of minor and assuchsufferings happenings,
must be excluded from work of a morea
in closethe reader sogeneral character, put
a touch awith the of thattragedy invasion,
is theleftvery lasting impression by perusal
of this book.WHIRLPOOLIN THE
OF WARBOOKS ON THE WAR
PUBLISHED BY MR. FISHER UNWIN
ALSACE-LORRAINE :
AND FUTURE.PAST, PRESENT,
COLEMAN Litt.D.By PHILLIPSON, M.A., LL.D.,
21s. net.Cloth,
MILITARISM ATWORK IN BELGIUM
AND GERMANY.
K. G. OSSIANOILSSON. Translated H. G.By by
M.A. 2s. 6d. net.WRIGHT, Cloth,
BROTHER TOMMY.
HENRI RUFFINI and ANDREBy TUDESQ. Paper
Is. 3d. net.
cover,
ARMY AT WAR.THE BRITISH
FRANK Author of "The ofBy Fox, R.F.A., Agony
etc. Is. net.Belgium," Paper covers,
T. LTD.FISHER UNWIN
i ADELPHI LONDONTERRACE,IN THE WHIRLPOOL
WAROF
BY
ISABELLE RIMBAUD
TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCJ
BY
ARCHIBALD W]
LONDON
T. FISHER UNWIN LTD.
ADELPHI TERRACEinFirst Published igi8
(All Rights Reserved]THEIN WHIRLPOOL OF
WAR
the 28th of husband1914July my
1ONand then at becameI, Roche,living
convinced that the outbreak of warpositively
was imminent.
On the the author ofClenet,3Oth, Captain
The Germanthat very illuminating pamphlet,
Invasion Southern called onthrough Belgium?
us with his and was astounded to hearwife,
I had been twothat ofinformed, earlier,days
of of thethe Rente. Untilsuspension payment
him of in thisI told financial misad-my part
the seemed assuredventure that thereCaptain
no of war withwas likelihood andGermany,
took a in all thesly pleasure pooh-poohing
with which husband Pierre metarguments my
his When I had finishedoptimism. my story,
1 One of the four sections of commune ofthe Chuffilly,
Vouziers arrondissementAttigny canton, (Ardennes).
"2 Published the deMarchesby 1'Est," Paris, 1912,WAR2 IN THE WHIRLPOOL OF
he sat and in ahowever, up straight, quite
altered tone said : "If that bevery seriously
the I must see about dutiescase, taking up my
at Verdun."again
We went out to our visitors toaccompany
the end of the and walked with themstreet,
the road as far as thealong Rilly-aux-Oies
inWallart To the front ofleft, us,calvary.
allthe sun was the sky.setting, crimsoning
i.Saturday, August
Our niece Emilehusband, Lecourt,Nelly's
returned from at bathedthree,Attigny half-past
in and "It's all
;perspiration greatly upset. up
we've to he down oncried,got go," sinking
our The folk who saw himdoorstep. village
arrive came to him. allup question They
refused to believe the fellowhim, though young
that he the andtruth,angrily protested spoke
swore that the hadmayor'sAttigny secretary
him with the officialacquainted dispatch.
At this moment the tocsin out from therang
ofbelfries the and thesurrounding villages
""
alarm sounded. A fire ! said some.general
Consternation were stillreigned, though people
to credit what heard. But theunwilling theyTHE MAYOR 3
in of orders to themayors, receipt post up
mobilisation had sent into thenotices, cyclists
fields to warn the who came backharvesters,
with them. It was no to havelonger possible
illusions as to the real state of affairs.any
About four our drove in ahalf-past mayor up
from and took his stand incarriage Chuffilly
front of the the fatalhouse, facing poster.
him but he knewPeople questioned anxiously,
that he had been ordered to donothing except
the at four o'clock as Roche wasand,posting
the most remote section of the hecommune,
was half an hour behind time. "The poster
"
is he saidunderstood," ;quite easily every
man liable to mobilisation has to consultmerely
his andpapers." Stupefaction dismay prevailed,
"
and one heard cries of : And theprotesting
"
harvest is ! could notscarcely begun People
themselves to admit the awful truth
;bring
those who had to felt that mustgo they get
fuller information from the atpolice Attigny.
Emile has to at on10 a.m. thejoin up
second after ismobilisation. He torturedday
the fears. Added to his sorrowby gloomiest
at from his wife and child andparting father,
and his to hisleave flourish-unwillingness veryOFIN THE WHIRLPOOL WAR4
is the outlook forfarming operations, sorrying
himself.
The unbelievers have returned fromjust
station. are seriousthe ;police Things very
to The men of the fieldthey've got go. young
a face on but the others . . . !it,army put good
of comfort we tell them that mobilisa-By way
tion does not war that
;necessarily imply
will no doubt think twice when sheGermany
sees the French to stand to her.ready up
in their distress clutchfellows,They, poor
at straw ofgladly any hope.
2.Sunday, August
The mobilisation has had the effect of re-
the of their Iminding villagers religion.
noticed this at church this when,morning
over Book of I shudderedHours,bending my
the of the for the ninthduring reading Gospel
"
after Whitsun : . . . For theSunday days
shall come that thine enemies shallthee,upon
cast a trench about and theethee, compass
and thee in on and shallround, side,keep every
thee even with the and childrenlay ground, thy
within thee and shall not leave in thee; they
one stone because thou knewestanother ;upon