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J. P. Whitaker, a young Englishman, ivas at Roubaix in Northern France on business when the Germans unexpectedly invaded that region in September, 19H. After passing two and a half years there under German military rule, he escaped in March, 1917, by way of Belgium and Holland, and wrote an interesting account of his experiences for The London Times. His observations.regarding the changed policy of the Germans in Belgium revealed some things hitherto unknown to the outside world. Mr. Whitaker found the rule of the invaders in Roubaix and Lille comparatively humane at first, but he continues:
J. P. Whitaker; Under German Rule in France and Belgium: A Young Englishman’s Experience. Current History 1 September 1917; 6_Part-1 (3): 525–533. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.1917.6P1.3.525
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