Classic Dispatches: The Horrors of Aerschot

TitleClassic Dispatches: The Horrors of Aerschot
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsMack, Louise
JournalMHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History
Date Published10/2017

The article highlights one of the dispatches of World War I first female war correspondent Louise Mack, reporting for the "Daily Mail" and the "Evening News" newspapers in London, England, which became the foundation of a 1915 memoir "A Woman's Experiences in the Great War." These dispatches gave readers around the world eyewitness accounts of the German invasion and occupation of Antwerp; the specific dispatch reprinted in this article describes the aftermath of the German troops' pillage of the Belgian city Aarschot in 1914.

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