Alleged German atrocities: Bryce report

Extract from the 'Bryce report' of the Committee on Alleged German Outrages, 1915.

Some of the most lurid and sensational findings of the Bryce report on German 'atrocities' in Belgium concerned the alleged mistreatment of women and children. This extract recounts 'many well-established cases of the slaughter ... of whole families'; incidents of women and children being used as human shields during combat; 'numerous' cases of rape; and horrific examples of children being bayoneted by drunken German troops. The 'evidence' on which the committee based its allegations was, in many cases, extremely flimsy.
Catalogue reference: HO 45/11061/266503 (1915)

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