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A German Orgy Stopped by French Shells:"Champenoise Beer."

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4- A ..mac ..F , ° ^ y’ .~ I I I I I I ~li ~lb WHERE GERMAN OPPICERS LOOTED 6000 FRANCS’ WORTH OF CHAMPAGNE: GERMAN SOLDIERS DANCING TO A PIANO-ORGAN AND DRINK(ING BEER OUTSIDE THE H6TEL DE PARIS AT FERE CHAMPENOISE.


In a note headed “The famous beer of Champenoise,” accompanying his sketch, from which the above drawing was made, Mr. Frederic Villiers writes: ” Before evacuating Charmpenoise some German troops looted the Hotel de Paris. A shell had already wrecked the upper rooms of the house, and those below were practically wrecked by the Germans before they were shelled out of the town by the French. All the cutlery, glass, and linen had been requisitioned, and out of pure devilry the troops smashed the


looking-glasses and crockery, and ripped up the billiard-table cloth. They eventually lugged the piano-organ belonging to the hotel into the street, and danced to its music swilling what remained of the beer, for the Headquarter Staff, after occupying the place for several days, had taken away with them 600o francs’ worth of champagne.” Champenolse. or F&re Champenoise, is about 4) miles south of Morains, where the French drove the Germans out of their trenches.-[Draring Copyrhtc.t rn ther lead .tte, an.d (f..,L,



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Issue 3938. - Vol CXLV

Oct, 10 1914

Illustrated London News