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For King and Fatherland— 1870, being episodes from 
Captain Karl Tanera's * Erinnerungen eines Ordonnanz- 
Offiziers im Jahre 1870-71.' Edited by E. P. Ash, M.A., 
Master of the Modem Side, Haileybury College. 




IM JAHRE 1870-71.' 



E. P. ASH, M.A. 








H. C. G. von JA^EMANN 

JANUARY 10, 1936 


The text of the following pages consists of selec- 
tions from two volumes of *Ernste und heitere 
Erinneningen eines Ordonnanz-Offiziers im Jahre 
1870-71/ by Karl Tanera, Hauptmann, published in 
Nordlingen, Verlag der C. H. Beck'schen Buch- 
handlung. For permission to make this selection 
and issue it in its present form I am indebted to 
Captain Tanera himself, and beg to express my 
thanks for his ready acquiescence in. the proposal. 
It may be useful to mention that Captain Tanera, 
assisted by Dr. Steinbeck and Botho von Pressentin, 
has also written a full and detailed account of the 
whole war, a spirited work of seven volumes that 
can be recommended to the student of military 

The * Erinnerungen ' themselves are graphic ac- 
counts of personal experiences. These experiences 



extend over the whole period of the war and the 
occupation from July 1870 to July 1873. From 
them we gather that the author was nineteen times 
under fire, that he seems to have borne a charmed 
life in battle and to have led one of great variety 
and enjoyment when the war was over. From such 
a storehouse many different selections of 60 of its 
pages— the stipulated amount— could have been 
made. In this volume I have aimed at presenting 
to the reader some of the scenes and incidents that 
took place in the neighbourhood of Sedan and 
Orleans from Aug. 29 to Dec. 8. 

My best thanks are due to my colleagues, Mr. J. 
D. Whyte and Mr. A. F. Hoare, for assistance in 
compiling the vocabulary and the military informa- 
tion, and to the Editor of the Series for his careful 
revision of my notes. 

E. P. A. 

The leading events of this great war before Aug. 29, 
the date of „ SKeine crfte ©d^Iad^t ", are— 

July 15, 1870. Declaration of war (bie ilrieg«erHArung) of France 
against Germany. 

The formation of three German armies commanded by Gen. 
Steinmetz, Prinz Friedrich Karl, and der Kronprinz 
(Friedrich Wilhelm) von Preussen. 

Aug. 4. Battle of Weissenburg and defeat of Gen. Douay by 
the Kronprinz. 

Aug. 6. Battle of Forbach, including the storming of the 
heights of Spicheren by Prinz F. Karl and Steinmetz, 
and repulse of the French upon Metz, and battle of 
Worth, in which the Kronprinz inflicted a crushing 
defeat on the forces under MacMahon. 

Aug. 14. Battle of Colombey — Nouilly ; the French, under 
Bazaine, received the first check in their attempt to 
retreat upon Verdun. 

Aug. 16. Battle of Vionville— Mars- la-Tour, which success- 
fully prevented Bazaine from joining the French 
Emperor, Napoleon in., and MacMahon at Ch^ons- 


Aug. i8. The sanguinary battles of Giavelolte — St, Privat 
and RezoDTille. By Ibese Bazaine was finally shnt in at 
Metz, which was then completely invested by Yvaa. F. 
Karl, and surrendered lo bim on Oct. 38. 

Actii^ under orders from Paris, MacMahon, and with him 
Napoleon, marched from Chfilons northwards by Reims and 
Rethel intendbg to come down upon Metz, break through 
the lines of the beuegen and release Bazaine. The plan was 
discovered and completely Fmstrated, and at the end of August 
MacMahon found himself attacked in flank by German forces 
at Buzancy and Beaumont. 



My First Battle, August 29, 1870. 

©id^t t)or Sujanc^ ntarfd^tcrten totr feftft in 93crcit- 
fd^aftiJftcIIuttg auf. ©^ tourbc gcl^altcn. 

©in ntir bcfonntcr Drbonnanioffijier — ate er ucr* 
tounbct tourbc, fant id^ an feme ©telle — ritt tjoriiber. 

,, ma^ flibt'^ Sleueg ? " 5 

„ SBir grctfen an I " 


„ SSBctfe ntd^t." — gort toar er. 

Sltfo toir grctfen an I Stbcr too unb ttwnn benn? 
3Ran ftel^t jia toeit unb Brett nid^ti^ uont Seinbe I Unb 10 
bod^ toar er ba, feine 10 fiilometer t)or uniJ. SBir in 
ber Ztvippt njugten ed bantate nur nod^ nid^t. ^n 
ttjeld^er Slufrcgung toir uni^ befanben, tdfet fid^ gar nid^t 
6efd^ret(en. (S^ toax abtx aud^ jum SJerjn^eifeln. 
©eneralftab^offijierc unb Slbjutantcn ritten l^inunbl^er; 15 
bort t)ome ftanb Ocnerat t)on ber lann ntit feinent 



Slatie, Orbonnanjoffijiere faupeit toeg unb famen sii= 
riirf, a6et leinet \\t% etwaS tiiiten ; fie gotten otte feine 
3ett metre, mit MnS ju ftJted^en ; wit toufelen nit^tS, als 

20 „ mic greifen on." 

„ Mn bie ©ewe^te I" 

unfere Ceute ponben ((^on an ben $9raffliben. 
ajevgmgen fie in gerobe fo, wie lo\x fet6ft oot Ungebulb 
bortoortS ju fommen uitb ben SRot^ofen ju geigen, mie 

25 fcooerild^e SiJS™ fc^ieBen. Sffiic fegteit un§ in SDtarfi^ 
nuf Sommaut^e. 5)a8 Semiio rturbe immer fc^iitfer. 
3ebet brcngle Dot. ©intcit bie SRegimcnter mu^ten Dft 
fiaujfdiritt madien. UnS Sogem loot bieiS eineilei. 
^a ttabte ein ))ttugtf(^eS 3^rogDner>^iegiInent an uniS 

30 oottei. ^lertgott, ba& wit nit^ auc^ ttntten (onnten ! 
^e^t jngte eine SSoKerie tm ©alo^jp tinlS bur. 

„ SQJqS ift beitn baS ? " „ ®ie pto^en ja ab ? " ffig 
idhv fo ; abet lein ©(^ufe fiel. 2Bit motfc^ietten weitet. 
l^igentlic!^ iDar eS ie^t ein tno^tet (Silmarfi^. 

35 -, §M ^Srt, eS fi^iegt 1 " 

aieifilS come (ttw^te es. SJa fant nud^ SJeben in bie 
Satterie, bie tin(8 oorrodttS ftanb. 5)ii« re^te Stflget 
gefdiii^ begann, bie anbem folgten, tvir fa^en bie 
©ranoten in bie Suft fliegen, bonn netfi^toantien (ie 

40 ^tntcT einem $ilgel, bet und jebe SbiSfii^t berfpetrte ; 
roir mugten vxi^i mo^in ; jebenfaQS auf ben Seinb. Sit 


tnarfd^tetten tt)etter. (£§ ift ein eigentumfid&e^ Oeful^I, 
tocnn , man f bircit in bic ©d^tad^t gel^t^ SKan benit 
fd^neCer ate fonft; ntan fiel^t unb l^firt atte^; jcber 
©inn ift erregt, ba§ ^erj jd^Iagt l^eftiger ; bic ?Putfe 45 
t)ibrierett; man mod^te fid^ t)crbo:|}:|}eIn, nm nnr red^t 
fd^nell fiberall ju fein nnb aHe^ ju erfal^rcn. 9tod^ 
fallen toir nid^t§. 2l6cr bag Oefd^u^fener tourbe immcr 
ftdrfcr nnb nnn Hang e§ bum^jf, ate ob and^ ©etoel^r* 
fd^iijfe Uernel^mbar tourben. SReine gute aRntter fagte 50 
mir einji, ate id^ toiebcr cinmal infolge einer SSBctte 
einen toHen ©treid^ gemad^t l^atte nnb beinal^e jn 
®rnnbc gegangen tt)arc : „ 2)n toirft e§ jd^on nod^ Ier» 
nen, S)id^ jn fiird^tcn nnb bann ®ott jn bitten, ba§ er 
®id^ beptet, toenn 2)n cinmal in cine ©d^Iad^t mar* 55 
fd^iercn mn^t nnb ben lob l^unbertfdltig t)or 2lngen 

@ie l^at fid^ abet geirrt. Oeffird^tet l^abc id^ mid^ 
ebenfotocnig, toie jeber anbere Samerab nnb an ®ott 
\:^^t id^ — id^ mu| e§ befennen — in meinem Seid^tfinn 60 
and^ nid^t fel^r t)iet gebad^t. SWeine ©cbanlen toaren 
t)on bem bel^errfd^t, mag id^ bor mir \(&j, 

pepd^ famen toir anf ben 3lanb beg ^ilgete, ber 
nng fo rieibifd^ bigl^er j[ebe 2lngfid^t uerjperrte. 2)ag 
ganje ©d^Iad^tfetb tjon SSeanmont big Xl^ibanbine tag 65 
offcn bor nng. 


SBeld^' ein 8lnbfid I 

9(te oB matt ttt cittern ^aufctt bott rotett Slmcifctt tntt 
cittCttt ©todc l^crutttgcftiert l^attc, fo tt)immcltc eg bort 

70 tttttett, fatttti 2 kilometer bor uttl5, buttt btttd^emattbcr. 
3)er §5]^ettrattb red^tg Uttb ImlS f<3ie fjeuer l^ittUttter, 
ttttD Utttett ittt X^al felbft t)Ott ber SBalblifi^rc au§ 
frad^tc Uttb htatterte e§, ba§ tttatt meittte, eitt ^agelfd^Iag 
^)raffele auf bie ®Ia8fd^eibett eitteg ©etDdd^^l^aufeg unb 

75 f dotage alleS furj uttb fleitt. Settfeitg auf emettt lattg^ 
geftredEtett ^fil^eujug ftaub bie frattjoftfd^c SlrtiHerie unb 
tt)etterte l^eruber uub balb galtett il^re ®ru§e aud^ utt§, 
obtDOl^I fie tjorfaufig tDeiter uid^tS betDirfteu, ate ba§ 
fie Utt§ l^ie uub ba ttiit ©attb uub @d^ttiu| iiberfd^utte= 

80 tett. 

3efet l^attett xoxx ba§ 3)orf ©ommautl^e ^jaffiert. 
fiittte att ber ©trafee lag eiu fJeteblodE. 8luf biefeut 
ftattb uttfer fjelbgeiftlid^er. fiber feittewi fd^toarjeu 
lalar l^iug eitte filberue ©tola. SRit eiuettt Srujifij 

85 erteilte er utt§ bett ©egett. Uttfere Seute, toir felbft, 
affei^ befattb fid^ iu eiuer toal^rl^aft gel^obeuett ©titti* 
muttg. 9iie erllaugett bie Sieber uuferer Soger fo frifd^, 

ate gerabe bort auf beui SBege tjou ©ottitttautl^e big 


l^ittUttter att bett SEBalb. 
90 ,, Uttfer ffiottig foil lebett, ^prittj Suit^jolb bauebett ; 
Oettersr uub bie Dfpaier' ; luft'ge SBa^eru fittb xoxx I " 


^icB c§ borttc, — „$aut fie auf bic e^affc^)ot§I" fd^oll'^ 
t)ott l^intcn t)or, utib bann !am toicbcr bie alte broHigc 
©cfd^id^tc. ,f Sat)aIIcrtc mu§ attaci^icrcn,^ Sttfatttcrte 
gtbt ©afcctt ab, ba§ ganjc 3S9^rfor<3§ riidt au§ mit 95 
©adt unb $pad I " — ,, 9ied^t§ ^crati. $piafe madden I" 

Uttfcrc 3)itJifiott§artiIIeric trabte t)or. 

„ ^urra Sanonicrc I" 

,, $urra 3^9^^ I $citt gift's I " 

,; SBcar'tt'S i^nc' f^o' jcig'ti." loo 

,,3)a§ ganjc ScigcrIor<)§ riidt au^ mit ©ad unb 

,,2luf^6rcnl Sftu^cl Sab'^ ®'tt)c^r I " 
Sefet tourbc c§ crnft. 81I§ ob jcber bie 9Rad^t bicfc§ 
SttugcnbfidEcS juglcid^ cm^jfunbcn l^&ttc, l^crrfd^tc fofort 105 
ticfc ©tillc. SRur bic ©ctocl^rc raffcftcit, al§ bie ®^fitt« 
ber auf* unb jugcfla))^3t hjurben, unb bic ^dl^ne Inadftcn, 
menu man fie in SRul^c fe^te. 9Son ber ©d^Iad^t fallen 
\m nid^tS mel^r ; befto mel^r l^orten tt)ir. 9Ran meinte 
bamate, drger ffinne e^ gar nid^t jugel^en unb bod^ !am no 
c§ nod^ bidEer bei ©eban, bei Orleans, KouImierS, 
Soign^ unb Seaugenc^* 
3tun bogen toir in einen SBalbtoeg ^. @r l^atte 

^ Safi in bet ganjen beittfd^en Sltmee flngt man in tiefem Siebe 
„attad^et€n" ftatt ,,atta^ieten ". 


geiiaii bie Sttd^tung auf jene fransBfifdfie ©(^mmct 
IIS botteric, bie Wir fc^on tfor^n oon o6en bemetften. 

9Iii elitet StdEitung piffierfen W't i>«i wfteit ba^evt> 
fi^fn ^'ertianb)itag. 2)a htalteten bte %x%it fd^on i^ieS 
ftfiaarigeii 2tmte§. Wvt roaren fro§, baft un8 ber SSatb 
balb nncber aufna^ni. 9lic(|t3 toitft auf bie Seute uit= 
I20 giinftifiot, ate bet Mnbtid Wii 2linl3UtQtiDnen, toie fie 
bort flcrnbe an einem Uttteroffijier be§ 10, StegimentS 
uotgcnonimen murbe. 
9)ieiue SDntpflnie war an bet lete. 
Scr aSeg betbrotete ji(§ ju etner Stri^tung. 
1Z5 „^ierrgottI SffioS fott benn boS ^eifien ? 3)ie toei* 
(^en ja jutilii." 

Sie iDDien in ber Slanle gefagt lootben, bte 3e^it«^- 
Sine %!ix\hi feinbtii^e 3)iDi(ion, bie 1. beS 7. fronjO' 
fiidjeii S?or^)S, ^atte unfere Stoontgatbe Don ttnis 
130 gepncEt uub bto^te fie CoHftfinbig aufjuroDen. 

„5Jfcine |)erren, flatten ©ie 3^te guge feft ge= 

jc^tojicit. SBJir bringen buti^." — ^^ t|Stte unferem 

Keineit §auptmann S'fmK ""« t» mfid^tige 6timmc 

^Qx tiic^t jugettaut. ©onft Hang fie immet fo bitnn. 

135 aSit Hjrangen ju unfern Sfigern. 

„ Uii§ noi$, SSSger. JJeft beifammen bleiben. Safet 
telncu 3e^n« awifi^en^erein. SSit miiffen bie ^etauS^ 
tmuen. Sotro&tlS Siiget, Sauff(^ritt, DDtwfirtSI" 

Ch. I.] FACE TO FACE, 7 

ffcitt 2Rann BKcb jurftd ffiic eine fcftc a»affe 
bratig unfcrc Som^)ame burd^. atcd^tS t)on un8 140 
mad^tcn eg bic jtocite unb crftc dl^ttfid^, bic 4. folgte 
ate 2. Ircffcn. Sie« a5ci{|)id tpirlte. SSicIe Bcl^ncr, 
Offijicrc unb ©olbatcn fd^Ioffcn ftd^ ung tpicbcr an. 
2lbcr t)or lichen tt)ir Icinen. 9lun tourbc bcr SBalb 
Kd^tcr. 14s 

„ StuSfd^tDftrmctt I " ^ 

3)ie gliigel famen faum l^inaug, fo brangtc bic 
3Ritte t)or. 9UIe§ xoox \t%\, im l^eUen Souf. 

,,Saionctte auf^jflangcnl ffiortoarts S^fler, tjor^ 
tDartSI^ Unb tote l^icltcn fic aug, bic braden ffcrte. 150 
fjur bicjcn S)auerlauf bcrjiel^' id^ il^nen all bic SDWl]^' 
unb $piagc, bic mir ba§ Smgctucr^^pi^Icgnia in ber 
(Samifon fo oft t)crurfad^t l^atte. 

%tx SaSalb ^5rtc auf. Sine ettoa 200 ©d^ritt brcitc 
Sid^tung lag t)or un§. Sine tocifee 3)am<)fltnic be* 155 
jcid^nctc ben ienfcitigcn 3tanb. Sajtoifd^en bclcud^tete 
bic ©onnc rote ^ofen. ®ort ftanben fie alfo, bic 
§erren gtanjofen. Siid^tig, ba§ finb (S^affepotg, bic fo 
brollig un§ urn bic D^ren ^jfcifen. 

ISsj^X nid^tS. SBcrben fd^on aufl^drcn. 160 

SBir abcr l^Srtcn nid^t auf, nfimlid^ ju laufen. SRid^t 
cinen @(^6 fl^^^^ ^i^ ^^ t? SSortofittg I " fd^ric ber 

^ !t)ie .5{ommant)o8 jlammen au8 tern alten (avetif<l^en Stegtement. 


ipaitptntann. „ SSortoartg Sagcr 1 " ricfcn xoxt x^xa 
nad^, uttb l^inauS gtng'S auf^baS frcic gdb. S)a 

165 ftiirjtcn fretUd^ glctd^ cititgc ntcber. aKu^tcn xotylji 
gcftoI^)crt fdttl SBarctt'S aud^, abcr ntd^t fiber SBur* 
jcin ; nur fiber ein gatij Keinc^ ©tfldd^en 95fet. 
;, §urra I ^urra 1 " 
8Bte bag burd^ bte 9lert)en brang I 

170 ,, ^urral §urral" fd^rie, nein brflHte bie ganje 
SonH)attie, unb t)orlDfirt§ gtng'S in etnem Sauf, bi§ 
tDtr bort tDaren, mitten utiter il^nen brinn, bajj fie 
meinen mugtett, eine SBoKe l^abe uti^ au§gef^)iett ju 
il^rem SSerberben. 

175 S)en SBanbranb fafete ein Heiner ®raben ein. 3)a 
lagen bie t)orberften brinnen^ Sd& ^rang ffott barfiber 
tDeg. Sffiar nod^ ein jnnger Serl bamate nnb nid^t 
umfonft tjon jel^er ein getoanbter 2!nmer unb ged^ter. 
Winter ntir folgte mein red^ter gIugeI!or<3oraI. @r l^ieg 

180 95uE unb tpar ein brat)er, fd^neibiger Surfd^e. SBeife 
nid^t, tpo er jefet ftedft. S)ann lamen unfere S^gcr unb 
t)on ben fjranjofen rig ber grSgte leil au§, ate mir 
bid^t t)or il^ren ©etoel^rmfinbungen ftanben unb fie nur 
l^atten lo^brfidEen bfirfen, urn nod^ mand^en ffotten 

185 3^9^ bal^infiber ju fd^idEen, too man jtoar ate treuer 
@oIbat gut aufgenommen toirb; aber bod^ nid^t gerne 
freitDillig l^ingel^t. 

en. I.] HAND TO HAND, 9 

Gin anbcrcr 2!cil jcbod^ bltcb ftcl^cn unb toc^rtc fid^ 
rcbfid^. $alf il^ticn abcr nid^t t)icL S^itncr me^r 
Sagcr unb bantt aud^ B^^itcr lamcn nad^ unb gfid^cn 190 
balb ba§ S^l^fenniifetjcrl^altnig fo jicmttd^ au§. SKod^ 
\t%i l^otc td^, toie unfcr guter Dbcrlcutnant t). gu 
atl^cin cincn gro^cn Surfd^cn anfd^ric: "a bas les 
armes," ate btcfcr auf 2 ©d^rittc auf tl^n fd^icfecn 
toollte. S)cm Scrl fid ba§ ©ctDCl^r au§ bcr ^anb, ate 195 
ob c^ gliil^cnb gctt)orben tt)dre. 

®cm fd^mcld^ttgcn granjmann, bcr c§ auf mcincn 
armcn ©d^dbcl abgcfel^cn l^attc, ging c§ nid^t fo gut. 
@r lag tm Slnfd^Iag unb jieltc. S)a tannic il^m bcr 
Sfigcr SKofcr "i^t^ SSajonctt fo furd^tbar in bic 95ruft, 200 
ba^ bcr gallcnbc im ©turj fcincn gcinb mit fid^ rt§ 
unb Icfetcrcr langc braud^tc, bi§ cr fcin frumnt gc= 
bogcncg SSaionctt au§ bcr ficid^c micbcr j^crau^brad^te. 
S)cr @d^u§ mar in bic ^o^e gcgangcn; ntir l^at cr 
ntd^tg getl^an. Gincnt franjSftfd^cn gclbtocbel fd^Iug id^ 205 
ben ©abcl au§ bcr $anb. @r bat urn ^arbon* 

SBir l^ieltcn unS ntd^t ju knge auf. SBaS nod^ 
SBtbcrftanb Iciftctc, tourbc crfd^offcn; c^ toaren abcr 
nur locntgc ; bic aWel^rjal^I loar gcfangcn obcr flo^ fo 
rafd^ fie lonntc* S^fet InaHtcn aud^ unfcrc SSiid^fcn; 210 
nid^t fo l^cll unb fd^arf toic bic ®^affc^)ot§, abcr gut 
gcnug, urn ju trcffcn, unb bic^ ift ja bod^ bic $au^)tfad^c. 


©ttDag latigfamcr — bcnn fd^Iicfeltd^ gcl^t ja fogar 
cincr Solomotitjc bcr $puftcr oxi^, gcfd^tocigc bcnn cincm 

215 3^ger, bcr nur cine Sutigc tm Scib l^at, abcr cinctt 
2!omifter unb nod^ mcl^r auf fcinctn S5rper — jcbod^ 
intmcr nod^ fd^ncH gcnug folgtcn tt)ir ben gltcl^cnbcn 
nad^. 95alb crreid^tcn tDir ben jenfeitigen SBalbranb; 
bort l^ielten xdxc, unb nun ging ein ed^tcS, rtd^tige^ 

220 ©d^eibcnfd^iefeen Io§ auf bte armen Serfe, bte fid^ 
tobmilbe fiber bic fjelbcr l^iniibertDaljten. SSiele blteben 
Kegen; \t%\. bebauere td^ fie; bamate bad^tc id^ an 
nid^tg anbereg, ate ba§ ntcine Sdger gut treffen follten, 
unb fie trafen aud^. — 

225 3lid&t lange tocll^rte unfere $Paufc. Site eg aber 
nid^tS ntel^r ju fd^iefecn gab, brangen toir ttjieber t)or, 
befottberg ttjeil bie megen bcr allnta^Iid^ entftanbencn 
Sinfgfd^tDcnlung etttjaS jurudEgcbliebencn anberen Som* 
^janicn auf gleid^c §o]^e mit un§ Ianicn» 

230 3e|t fal^ id^ aud^ unfcrn guten ,, Slltcn", Dbcrft'^ 
Icutnant Dtto ©d^mibt, toiebcr, bcr ju gu§ mit ge* 
fd^tt)ungencm ©&bd tjoraugmarfd^icrtc, ba^ zf> nur fo 
cine gtcubc toar. SBcr gcglaubt l^attc, bcr ,,SKte" fci 
aft, bcr l^attc fid^ grilnbUd^ getaufd^t 2Benn e§ gaft, 

235 ©tra^jajcn ju crtragen, gro^c Sciftungen ju madden 
ober gar ben geinb anjugrcifcn, bann tt)ar er jung ; "^^ 
t^at'g il^m Icirtcr jutjor unb nur loenige toaren il^m glcid^. 

Ch. I.] A HASTY SHOT, ii 

SJalb tt)urbc tDtcbcr gcl^altcn unb jtpar mitten im 
frcicn gelb. J)ort bruben, n5rbltd^ tjoti bent SBctler 
SSarnifor^t, Ictnc 400 ©d^ritte tjor utt§, ftanben fcinb= 240 
Ud^c Sattcricn unb cni^)fin9cn un^ mit (Sranatcn. 

2)cnen folltcn unfcrc 5|5obett)iBbud^fcn bod^ l^etm* 
Icud^tcn. S33&]^rcnb lotr ffott l^iniiber ftiatttcn, cnt* 
tDidEcItc fid^ unferc 4. Sompanic linfe t)on un§ unb ging 
gcgcn bag ®c]^5ft t)or. @ic toolltc bod^ aud^ an ben 245 
geinb fommen. Si^l^er l^attcn toir bcmfclbcn abcr 
fcine S^x gclaffcn, auf biefc Som^janic ju ttjarten. 
Unfer gcucr crlcid^crtc tl^ren Stngriff. SRad^ unb nai^ 
bcrul^igten ftd^ aud^ bic Sungen cttoaS mcl^r unb man 
fonnte beffer jtclen. Iro|bem l^icltcn bic fronjfijtfd^cn 250 
SlrtiHeriftcn famo^ ©tanb. ©in Dffi^icr auf cincm 
©d^immcl ritt immcr l^in unb l^cr. ,, ©d^icfet il^n bod^ 
'runtcr» @g fd^cint cin l^ol^erer giil^rcr I " 

SKcl^rcre ©d^iiffe ficlcn auf il^n, abcr Iciner traf. 

,, ffraug, ^cr mit S^rer Su^fe^" 255 

It $ic^f ^^^^ Scutnant I " 

Sti^eimal l^abc id^ gcjielt unb toicbcr abgcfefet. gd^ 
war mcincr ©ad^c nid^t fid^er. ®ag brittc SRal Itcfe 
id^'g Irad^en. 3)a ful^r er mit ben Slrmen in bic ^ol^c ; 
bann fan! cr auS bcm ©attcl; bag $Pfcrb fief Icbig 260 

aKcinc gager fd^rien $urra* ®amate freutc mid^ 


i)cr 'Si^ug ungemeiu ; f))ater ^a&' t<i^ mtt man(^mat aSDi> 
iDurfe Sorflber gemai^t, benn e3 mat nic^t meitte ©oci^e. 

=6s Shitj batauf f(%ien eg, at§ ob bie fflotierie ble a?et= 
iBuubung i^teS E^efS rSt^en rooHle. 33o6 er nut 
Uetrounbet Wat, fi^Iiefee i(| barauS, bafe loir feme Setd^e 
nic^t faitben, als mit We ©tetlung [pfitet einnnl^nien. 
9iuii [ie ca^ten fii^, betm bon ba an famen biel tnetir 

270 ®ranoten ju un§ oI§ Dormer, fi^abeten una a6er tro|= 
bstii ntd(|t ju biel. 

Urttctbelfen ^atte bie 4. ffionHJante etnen tiic^tigen 
'■^urjprung erreii^t. 
Sq lointte ber „ WXt " unb (fjrang toot bie Sronl. 

275 ,, ^Mf SiiS" Oor»iiart3 1 SSoiroattS 1 " 

'Con neuem grng bie 3agb loS ; mir £)Otten \a wieber 
fciitfie Stafte. 

:3c&t pto|ten bie gtanjofen auf unb jogten bobon. 
3-Iiiit marten fie i^te So^e, ubet boc^ ntc^t flinl 

280 genug, bafe bie 4. ffomponie nii^t nD(^ jhiei ©ef^iige 
I'amt Sebienung unb SBefpannunfl eilBifc^te unb, ba 
tdner bet Sanoniere me^r SSJiberftonb leiftete, ju 
@e!atigenen tnai^te. gteilic^ luareti mil oMii gleiii^ 
btoben; abet bie 4. Somponie hjot biejes SOial bie 

jSs erfte. 9Iun lutt gBnnten eS i^r, benn wit woten \a. 
ld)on gtiinbtit^ fletouft worben, fie biS^er aber no(^ ni^t 
Xer Seinb Wat balb ou^et (Sc^ugtoeite. 



The Bavarians at Sedan — September i, 1870. 

[The preceding engagements at Buzancy, Beaumont, and 
Remilly were but introductory to the great battle round Sedan. 
To the Bavarians was intrusted the task of holding the road 
from Sedan to Metz, while the third and fourth German armies 
(the latter formed directly after Gravelotte) under the Crown 
Prince of Prussia and the Crown Prince of Saxony respectively, 
made their way to the west and east of Sedan, and finally suc- 
ceeded in forming a complete circle round the position of the 
French. The following extract is a partial account of the 
Bavarian share in the * Riesenschlacht.*] 

3)ie StcBel lagen nod^ tit bent X^al, iit rocld^etn tovc 
bitoaficrt l^attcn, ate toxx btc fjeucr ISfd^tctt, untl^angtett 
uttb Balb barauf marfd^berctt auf beit SScfcl^I junt 
SJltttrctctt tt)artetcit. ®tc ©tintntung, tocld^c t)ont ]^5d^« 
ftcit Dffijier bte jum iflitgften Sdgcr l^crab bie gaitjc 5 
2^rit()<3e bcfcclte, loar t)or}ugfid^. ©rttft uttb rul^tg 
tt)urbett allc SSorbcrcttuitgett gctroffeti. SEBtr Dffijicrc 
orieittiertcn uit§ auf bett Sartett, mad^teti bic Sictjoldcr 
fd^uperctt uttb ntand^cr gab fur aHe gallc cincni 
Santcrabctt, ber t)tcttcid^t glildfid^er fcin lonttte, nod^ 10 
cintgc Stuftrage. S<^ tt)ar ntit ntcinen tDcntgen %ix^ 


orbnungcn fd^ttcll fcrtig. 2Rit mctncnt bcftcn gteunbc, 
bent Scutnant ©d^mcdctiBcd^cr, l^atte td^ ja fd^ott Idngft 
auggemad^t, toie toxt un^ gegenfcittg tjcrl^altcn toollteti. 

IS ^t^tx befaftbie Slbrcffcn bcr Slngcprigen bc§ anbcrcn, 
um im SKotfall bctifelben eitic ettpaigc 2!raucrbotfd^aft 
iiberfd^idEen ju lonnen. Slufecrbcm l^attc jicbcr bte 
SScr^)fftd^tung, ubcmommcn, aUc fur bic ^intcrlaffcncn 
beg ©cfallctien teucren Slnbcnfeti ju ftd^ ju nel^men, 

20 um jte bei ©elegenl^ett in bic $anbe ber Sered^tigten 
auSjuIiefent. SEBir l^attcn alfo \t%i ttid^t^ jn tl^un, afe 
mtt bent cigenen ©etDiffen tug 9ieittc ju lommcn, um, 
tDenn c0 benn fein fottte, tjor ben l^o^eren 9iid^ter 
{)intreten ju fonncn. ©elbft biefe ©orge befiimmerte 

25 uni5 aber njenig, benn jeber tjertraute feft barauf, bafe 
ein bratjer ©olbat, ber in ©rfuHung feiner ^Pflid^t 
gefallen, im ^enfcit^ lein Xferbl^olj ftnbet, auf bem il^m 
dergangenc Heine ©ilnben aufnotiert finb. S)a§ auf 
bem ©d^Iad^tfelb tjergoffene Slut toerbe, fo xoax unfer 

30 ©laube, auSliifd^en, toa^ tjon friil^cr l^er tivsxi nod^ auf 
ber ©eele brannte. — ©ogar ben gall, ia^ xovc beibe 
^ugteid^ ber fd^5nen Sffielt Sebetpol^l fagen miifeten, 
l^attcn ttjir bebad^t nnb trugen Jiotijen bei un^, an tpen 
irgenb ein femerer ffiamerab bie 3tad^rid^t fd^idEen 

35 I5nnte, baft tDir biS jum ©d^Iu§ treu unfcrc ^Pfti^t 
erffittt. — SBir l^aben biefetben nid^t gebraud^t, benn 


©c^mcdcnBcd^cr tear einer bcr fcl^r tt)cntgcn ba^crifd^cn 
, Dfftjtcrc, btc bci icbem ©efcd^t bc^ Xann'fd^cn SorpS 
in erfter Sinic babct toaren, cincr bcr S3rat)cn, bte ftd^ 
ben aRiIit(ir*aScrbtcnftorbcn, ba§ medEIenburgcr SScr*4o 
bicnftfrcu} unb bag ctfeme Srcuj crtDarbcn unb cincr 
bcr ©lildlid^cn, bic bod^ uttt)crtt)Uttbct nad^ $aufc lamcn. 
SKcin jcrfd^mcttcrtcr Slrm abcr tpar fcinc fo ftatle 
SScrIc|uttg, ba§ c§ mir an§ Scbcn gcgangcn todrc. 
3d^ bin nid^t cinntal cin ^rii^j^jcl gctDorbcn, bcnn id^ 45 
bcfifec bai5 t)crtDUttbctc ®ficb nod^ unb tt)cnn bcr 8lrm 
and^ Iruntm unb ju furj ift, fo tl^ut cr bod^ feincn 

S)ic aKannfd^aftcn fd^nalltcn bic 3ticmcn fcftcr ; jcbcr 
bUc§ nod^ cinmal burd^ ben StoManal, bamit cr Suft 5^ 
l^abc ; biefcr lodEcrtc bic bamafe in bcr ^Pa^^icr^^atronc 
bcfcftigten SS^^^utd^^tt^ i^^wtit ftc Icid^t auf ba§ ^pifton 
gefc^t tocrbcn lonntcn; cin anbcrcr ^jrobicrtc bic 
(^d^Iagfcber bc§ ^al^neg ; cin brittcr ntad^tc bag ©citcn* 
gctocl^r lofc, urn eg Icid^t aug bcr ©d^eibc jicl^cn ju 55 
!5nncn unb fo bcrcitctc fid^ jebcr t)or, crnft, rul^ig unb 
SicIbctt)U§t, n)ic eg fid^ fur crfal^rcnc Sricgcr, bic fd^on 
^utoer gcrod^cn, gcjicmt 

grill^ ^:\ Ul^r crfd^iittcrtcn bic crftcn Sanoncnfd^uffe 
bic Suft. @ic lamcn t)on unfcrcr Kor^3gartiIIcric, bic 60 
auf ben ^5]^cn tDcftKd^ StemiQ^ aufgcfal^rcn \o(iX unb 


t)om gcftrigctt (Scfcd^tc l^cr bic Sntfcmung na(| SSajeittc^ 
gcnau lanntc. Sc^l^alb lonntc fie fd^oti \t%i baiJ Scucr 
crSffttcti, obtDol^I ba§ ganjc SKaaStl^al nod^ in bid^tctt 

65 SficBet gcpat loar. 

SttDa urn 5 Ul^r burftctt tptr antrctcn. SEBir btlbctcn 
bic @^3ifec bcr 2. ®ibifton» 3luf ^PontonbriidEcn, bie in 
bcr SRad^t l^crgeftellt lt)orben, iibcrfd^rittcn \o\x norb* 
tt)eftUd^ Sicmill^ bic 9Raa§. Swtmcr nod^ bcrbarg 

yonnS bcr SRcbcI ba§ (Scldnbc tjor un§. 8lnf cinet 
SBicfc mnfetcn toir l^altcn unb in Scrcitfd^aftsftcllung 

SSor un§ raffcltc ba§ Stifctntcricfcucr mit t)oIIcr 
SBnt unb bic ©cfd^il^c bonncrtcn ben 95a|. SBir 

75 lt)u§tcn nur, ba| bic crftc Sibifion in Sajcillcg cin= 
gcbmngcn fci. 
Scim SataiHon l^crrfd^tc cmartungSbolIc ©tittc. 
®in Slbjiutant f^)rcngt l^crbci unb iibcrbringt unfcrem 
Sommanbcur eincn Scfcl^I. 

80 S)er brcl^t fid^ lucrum unb marlig flingt fcinc fonore 
©tintmc fiber "^^^ mit gcfpanntcftcr Slufmcrlfamfcit 
laufd^cnbc SSatdHon l^in: „ Sinbcr I " — ©eit SScau^ 
mont nannte cr fcinc S^iger „ ^nbcr "•— „ S^fet gilt'g 1 
3)a§ Sl^r Iciftet, toai^ ntcnfd^cnmSgtid^, tt)ci§ id^» pallet 

85 @ud^ toic bci SScaumont, bamit id^ tpicbcr fo ftotj auf 
@ud^ fein lann, tt)ic bort. SSorloctrtS I fftr S6nig unb 

cm. n.] NO TIME TO THINK, 17 

. ■■■■ 1^^ III ' 

SSatcrlanb I SSortoart^ I " — @o utigefdl^r tDaren feinc 
SBortc, unb hjtc cr fie f|)raci^, ba§ gitig ju ^crjcn. 

„ $dtte nic gebad^t, \i^^ bcr ernftc, faft finftcrc SJlantt 
fo begciftcrn lonnte, ttJtc cr c§ burd^ fcin SBort unb 90 
V f cin 95eif^3icl berntag." — @o augcrtc fid^ cin Sanb* 
ftjcl^rlcutnattt, bcr il^n nod^ JDcntg lantttc, gcgcn niid& 
unb fo tt)ar c§ aud^» SBcnn cr e§ filr n5ttg J^idt, toufetc 
er fo ju cntffammett; "^(i^ man mit grcubcn bcm faft 
fid^crcn Sobc cntgcgcnging, benn cr Derftanb tl, folba* 95 
ttfd^cS ©l^rgcful^I, Ia^)ferlcit unb bag SScrlangcn, fcinc 
^fltd^t unb nod^ ttjctt mc^r al§ bicfc int l^fid^ftcn 2Ra§c 
3U erfiillcn, fo ju errcgcn, xm !etn anbcrer. @r tear 
cben gclbfolbat tjom ©d^citcl bi§ jur 3^^^- 

©cfd^Ioffcn marfd^icrtc ba§ Sataillon tjor. PB|Ud^, 100 
linb jtoar ganj augerorbcntltd^ fd^ncH, fid bcr 3tcbcl. 
®te ganjc ^)rdd^ttgc Sanbfd^aft lag boHIommcn Har t)or 
unfcrcn SSIidEcn. 

SBic "^(x cin icbcr fid^ ftrcdftc, urn ju fcl^cn, h)a§ Io§ 
fcil ' 105 

Sftun iibcrfd^rittcn Xsixt bic ©ifcnbal^n unb toanbtcn 
un§ gcgcn ben l^crrlid^cn, ben Siorbcn tjon Sajcittc^ 
bilbenbcn ^parl bc^ ©d^IoffcS SKonrtacrS. gunner 
nod^ bfieb bag SataiHon gefd^Ioffcn. 3Ba§ Bci bicfent 
aWarfd^ hjol^l jcber gcbad^t l^abcn mog? gd^ glaubc no 
nid^t t)iet SKan lt)ar fo erregt ; man l^attc fobid ju 


-1 ' . ' \ 


, "S 


fcl^ctt; ba^ nunmcl^r gerabcju rafcnbc ®cfd^ii^ unb 
SDKtraitteufcnfcucr, ba^ furd^tcrltd^c 5praffcln bcr ®c« 
Joel^rfalDen bctSubtc unb nal^tn btc ©inttc in 8lnf^)rud^. 
I IS SBal^rfd^cinlid^ rcid^te ba§ ©cnlcn bci ben mciftcn Scutcn 
in biefem SKomcntc nur ju ctncm „ SBic ®ott toill I " 

8Bir ilberfd^rittcn bic gro|e ©fiauffcc t)on ©arignan 
nad^ ©cban. 

„ Dba^t I S)a ftftrat ein 8lft l^eruntcr I " 
1 20 (Sine ©ranate l^atte il^n abgefd^tagcn ; tt)ir l^attcn fie 
gar nid^t gcl^Srt, bcr Scirm tear gu gro§. 

Winter un§ jagte bie Satterie ©igmunb t)or, urn auf 
ciner ^fil^e fiftlid^ la aKonccIIe neben eincr fd^on bort 
ftcl^enben SSatterie bcr 1. ©ibifion aufjufal^rcn. 
^ ^S ff %Xi Sontpaniclolonnen au^einanbcr gcjogenl 4. unb 
2. Soni^)anic erfteS Xrcffen I Slid^tung auf bic $parIcdEe 
bid^t nfirblid^ SSagciacg I " 

3)ie Dorberen Soni^)anicn gingen im Sauffd^ritt tjor. 
SBir, 3. unb l.,f otgtcn int 2. Xrcffcn. 
130 \i ®onnerh)etter I S)er ganje ^Parl ift ja tjon gran* 
gofcn befcfet I SBic bag Blifet unb Irad^t I " 

^u^<) — bic crftc ©ranate fd^Iug ein, bumpf unb br5]^* 
ncnb* @ie fd^abete nid^t, it)cil fie nid^t Irepicrtc. 

5)a lam bie jtpcitc. 
13s ,,8ld^tungl 8luf bic ©cite 1 ©icraud^tl" 

Statfd^ ful^r fie auScinanber ; 95K|e fd^Iagen nad^ alien 

'■* ^ -'■ -■ 



©citcn; Satn|)f fdl^rt in bic ^o^c; cin Sagcr ftiirjt 
auf§ Ocfid^t, tt)irft fid^ nod^ eintnal l^erunt, ftrcdft fid^ 
unb ift tot; jtDci anbcrcn l^aBcn bic @|)rcngftfldEc bic 
Seine jcrfd^mcttcrt nnb ttjicbcr anbcrc tragcn ntcl^r obcr 140 
minbcr fd^ttjcrc SBunbcn batjon. 

,f %\t Oficbcr fd^Iicjscn I SIcfficrtcntrdgcr Dor I SSor^ 
tt)art§ 3dgcr I Sanffd^ritt ntarfd^ I " — Sic l^intcrcn 
Sont|)anicn rafcn "t^^ tjorbcrcn nad^. liber bic gcfafc 
Icncn Samerabcn gcl^t'S l^intocg; mand^cr ftol^jcrt fiber 145 
ben Xoten ; tl^nt nid^ts, ber ent))finbct ja nid^ts ntcl^r. 

3c|t greifen bic Dorbcrflen 5pifinHcr mit ^nrra an. 
Sic l^abcn fid^ nid^t mit cinent einlcitcnbcn gencr anfge* 
l^altcn* $abcn c§ ja and^ nid^t bei SScaumont gctl^an I 
Stud^ l^icr gtildft ber Slntauf. 2ltteg brangt nad^. Sen 150 
5ParI umgibt cin ettoa 1| m tiefer ®raben ntit gentaner* 
ten aidnbcm. ®er l^dlt aber ba^crifd^c gdgcr nid^t 
(xd\. @incn @a| l^innntcr; jtoci fiber bic ©rabcnfo^Ic; 
bic ^dnbe locrbcn brfiben anf bent 9ianb aufgefe^t ; cin 
©d^ttjung; broben finb bic Slaucn ntit ben grfinen 155 
Srdgen nnb jefet gcl^t'g Io§. SBamni rcijscn aber bie 
SRarincfoIbatcn and^ nid^t (ivS> ? @ie finb ja anf f cinent 
©d^iff nnb Winter il^ncn ift Pa^ genng jnnt ®at)on- 
taufen. @ie tl^nn e§ jcbod^ nid^t, f onbern fd^icfeen, bij5 ntan 
bid^t t)or il^ncn ftcl^t. Saben bfirfen fie aber nid^tmcl^r. i6o 
— Sent td^t ber Solben beS flinf en 3dgcrg leine geit ; 


fcttt ©decibel \oox jerfd^tnettcrt, el^c cr bie Santmcr 
bcS (S^affepotSgcttJcJ^reS gefd^toffcn; jetiettt naJ^m cin 
ba^erifd^eg Saionctt bie Suft jum SBcitcrffittit)fctt unb 

165 baiS fiebcn baju; bci cincm brittcn mufete bag fd^ncff 
auS bent ©ticfcl gcjogcnc SKcffcr nad^l^clfcn, bajs cr bie 
Sild^fc loglicjs, bie cr in S^obcSangft erfajst, unb jenem 
aKarinc^ficutnant, ber einem gdger baS Oetoe^r <x)x^ ber 
^anb gefd^Iagen, ging auf etuig ber Sttem au§, at§ il^n 

170 ber ^intertualblcr bafiir toiirgte, aK oB cr felbp cin 
SBoIfgl^unb unb. ber granjofe ein gud^iS fci. 
3n tocnigcn 3Kinutcn tnar ber 5par!ranb unfer. 
35a er^ietten bie 4. unb 2. Sonit)anie aiid^tung auf 
bie 3Kitte Don SajeiUeS, bie 3. unb 1. aber auf la 

175 SOtonceHe, ba§ fid^ niJrblid^ an ben 5JJarf anfd^tofe, SBir 
f|)rangen uber ben ®raben juriidt unb Uefen im 
fd^&rfften fiauffd^ritt bent Sianbe be§ ?ParfeS entlang. 
aWand^eiS ©efd^ofe |)fiff un§ anfangg nod^ urn bie Dl^ren. 
®ann famen xdxt l^inter eine SRauer. 

1 80 „$attl SluSfd^naufen I " 

„ 3)ie ffionit)anicn foHen bie dujserften $aufer Don la 
3RonceIIe erreid^en unb Don bort gegcn bie ^ol^en niJrb^ 
tid^ SaieiUeS Dorgcl^cn I " 
„ S^f i>tt miiffen loir abcr fiber bie ©trafee." 

185 ,,^err ^au^Jtntann, bort broben, leinc 600@d^ritt 
Dor unS, ftel^en mel^rere franjBftfd^c aSatterien." 



,f Db bte uttiS xovUfi bcad^tcn obcr auf unfere Slrtittcrie 
f cucm ? " 

„ SRod^ fcl^eti fie uniS titd^t" 

„®ut; tm fiauffd^rttt l^inuBer in jcneS l^ol^c $au§I 190 
®g fd^cittt unbcfefet I " 

guggtocifc rannten toir fiber ben breitcn ^JJtafe. SSir 
maren fd^tictt, abcr bie grattiofcn beinal^e tiod^ fd^neHcr. 
Kaum erfd^ien bie @|)ifee eineS jeben SwgeS auf ber 
freiett ©trafee, fo orgelten fie log mit i^ren berl^ajsteti 195 
SWitraiffeufen, bie \a fonft nid^ti^ taugtcn, bei einer ®e» 
legenl^eit, toie bicfe, aber fid^ nur ju ))raftifd^ betuiefen. 
@ie braud^ten ja gar nid^t }U jielen, nur auf ben 5pia| 
}U l^atten unb bann toSiubrel^en* ©d^tugen berfd^iebene 
©efd^offe }u furj auf, fo t)ratttcn fie an bent l^arten 200 
e^auffeeboben ab unb brad^ten bem armen Sert^ bent 
fie bann in ben 2eib brangen, nod^ einige Sot ©anb 
unb @rbe mit, 

35atb erf annten unfere Seute, bafe biefe ^jJaffage f einei^* 
ujegg befonberg gemiitlid^ fei. S5ei ben erften Sflg^ti 205 
mar e^ nod^ gegangcn, , ba l^atten, loie e§ fd^ien, einige 
©cfd^iifee ber granjofen nod^ nid^t bie rid^tige @ntfer= 
nung gefunben. giir bie l^intcren tourbe aber bie ©ad^e 
red^t ntipd^. SRein 3ug ^^^ ber t)orIe|te. 3)ic fieutc 
ntad^ten dngftlid^c ©efid^ter. Urn fie aufjumuntern; 210 
ging id^ im ©d^ritt ettoa auf bie SKitte beg freien Pafeeg 


t)or, flcttte ttiid^ auf unb gaB Don bort au^ bai^ Sont* 
tnanbo „fiauffd^ritt marfd^"* Sfiaturlid^ tear etnc 
cittjcinc ^JJcrfon ben Sranjofen cin Did ju utiBcbeuten* 

215 beiS 3irff urn barauf ju fd^icfecn unb ntctn ©tc^cti auf 
bcttt ^ptafec tear alfo aUcS el^cr, ate citt SJratJourftiidE. 
Irofebctn cifcrte eg bte SKatinfd^aft, btc in bi^fem 
SKontcnt nid^t toeit bad^tc, an unb flott fauflc bcr ganje 
3ug l^iniibcr. Sa f onntc fetbft bcr fd^tocrfdtttgc gdger 

220 SR, laufen, ttJtc etn SBinbl^unb, obtoo^t cr fonft tt)eitau§ 
bcr faulfte Serl mctner ganjen ©efcUfd^aft tear* Sd^ 
l^attc red^t Olildf. ®incn einiigcn Sfflann iDarfcn bte 
jtoci in fcinen lomifler gebrungcncn ©efd^offe urn unb 
er blieb liegcn. 2lte aber bic franjofifd^e ®efd^u|fatt)e 

225 aufgel^ort l^attc, f|)rang er auf unb tear ntit einigen 

©afecn cbcnfatts l^intcr bent fd^ufecnbcn $aug. S)ie 

©treiftounbc, bie er batoongetragen, ^cittc aud^ balb unb 

fomit l^atte mid^ bicfer llbergang feincn Sdger gcf oftet, 

gut ganjcn lagcn ettoa 10 2Rann auf bent 5pia|e. 

230 ®ie tuaren freilid^ tot, benn feincr loar toon nur einem, 
ntand^e aber toon 15—20 ©efd^offcn gctroffen unb Doll* 
ftdnbig burd^ttd^ert. 

3cfet l^icjs eg bie dujserftcn, Dor ber $55e licgcnben 
^dufcr JU erreid^en. aWann fitr 2Kann f|)rangen toir 

235 Don einer @dte jur anbcm. SBcr unS bort bcobad^tet, 
^dttc nie gcglaubt, bafe biefc flinfen Kcrte Slttgduer aug 


bctt ?Pfrontctt auS bcm ^intetangetsl^al unb tjoti 
ber ^od^atp feten. Seine @))ur t)on bent allgdner 
^^legnta ; feme 3bee Don $tunt))]^ett nnb liiangtoeilig^ 
leit SSor ttjottten atte biiS an etn gute^ ^Ififed^en, t)on 240 
bem man orbentltd^ l^inilBer leud^ten lonnte, benn toie 
ber Sclger Sleid^l^arbt, ein ed^ter StUgftner nnb etner 
meiner beften Snrfd^en, f bad^ten tool^I aHe. 3)er aber 
meinte : „ SBenn t nit a 5pici|Ie finb, too i mi ^inleage 
nnb anf oin f^anjofefd^dbel nad^'m anbre jiele nnb 245 
abmcte fa, na freit mi bie ganj ©d^Iad^t nit." 

JRnn, toir toaren balb Dome nnb fanben fold^e 5pia|« 
d^en in 3Rcnge. genfeit^ beS Il^ale^, ettoa 400 
©d^ritte Don nn^ entfemt, jog fid^, nngefd^r 20 m nn«^ 
terl^alb be^ ^5^enranbe^, ein gelbtoeg entlang be^ 250 
2lb]^ang§ nnb biefen l^atten bie franjftfifd^en 3ttfanterie= 
abteitnngen befcfet, tofil^renb anf ber $5]^e felbft il^re 
SlrtiUerie ftanb nnb ilber bie Sd))fe ber eigenen ©d^it^en 
^intoeg ©ranaten nnb @]^ra))neld jn nnd J^ernberjagte. 
Unterbeffen toar aber unfere S)iDifton§artiIIerie bei la 255 
aJlonceUe anfgefal^ren nnb ^atte bie ©telle toieber einge* 
nommen, toeld^e bie fd^toad^e SSatterie ©igmnnb, }er» 
fd^mettert bnrd^ ba§ geuer Don ettoa 6 franjfififd^en 
93atterien, allein nid^t me^r bel^anpten fonnte. S)ied 
befreite nn^ Don ben nnge^obelten SifenbrodEen ber 260 
feinblid^en ©efd^tile^ benn le^tere l^atten ie^t genng jn 



tl^un, ftd^ gegcti unferc Slrtittcric ju tocl^ren. SBir 
Dffijiere mad^ten vx^l tiic Did (yxS> ©ranatcn unb faft 
titd^tS aug ©l^ra^jncte. SSon crftcrcn feepicrte laum 

265 btc $dlftc unb Ic|terc jcrfnatttcn tneift l^od^ oBcti in bcr 
Suft unb fd^abctcn bann nid^t ntcl^r toieL 8luf unfcre 
Seutc mad^tc c§ abcr intmcr cinen ftarlen Sinbruc!, 
tDcnn fo ein blodRgci ®ing rcd^t ))Iunt)) auffd^Iug unb 
Sanb unb ©teine nad^ atten ©citcn tuarf. 35ie Ifeinen 

270 unfd^cinbarcn S^affe|)ot|)itten burftc man ganj anberg 
fiird^ten. %tt, ber cine fold^c fd^Iudfcn mujste, l^firtc 
tjor^cr gar nid^tS. 5pi5feUd^ abcr tear c^ i^nt, ate ob 
i^m affc ©ebarmc au^ bent Seibe geriffen toiirben ; cr 
fan! unt unb bic fftrd^tcrlid^ftcn ©d^ntcrjcn bcrrietcu 

275 t^m bcutlid^, baj3 cr ju Xobc gctroffcn. Slnbcrc fill^ttcn 
nur cincn leid^tcn ©tid^. S)ann aber, bcim Slufatmcn, 
brang i^ncn SSIut in ben aWunb ; fie toarcn burd^ bie 
Sunge gefd^offcn. SBieber anberc njarf eg urn, tote 
tDenn fie mitten im Saufe an eine unfid^tbare SBanb an= 

280 gcrannt todren. 3)ie aber, bie bag Heine ®efd^o§ in 
bic ©time ober iti§ $er} traf, bie ftilrjten jufammen 
ate ob fie geftotpert todrcn unb bliebcn liegen, ol^ne 
mcl^r ein Oftcb ju rul^ren. @o ftarb l^icr unfer Scut= 
nant Ulmer cincn $eIbentob, toic il^n fd^5ncr fein 

285 3)id^ter erfinnen fann. Slug ben einjdnen Sogfettg 
jagtc bie 4. Sompanie affeg, toag fid^ nod^ im fiibtid^cn 

Ch. nj ULMER'S DBA TH. 25 

Ztxlt beg 5Porfe§ Don 3»otit)ittcrg bcfanb. SRit ^urra 
ging eg Don Sufd^ ju SSufd^. S^ifci^en bent ?Parfranbe 
unb eincr ber ©trafeen Don SSajettte^ bcfanb fid^ ein 
Breiter ©raben, Ulnter tear feincnt S^igc ettoa 8 290 
©d^rtttc DoranS. @r fa^ ben ®rabcn, nal^nt einen 
fd^arfen Slnlauf unb in geftjalttgent SSogen, ben ©dbel 
l^od^ gcfd^toungen, cin ^urra auf 't^vx Si|)|)en, ffog er 
l^infiber. SKitten im @|)runge abcr unb mitten in^ 
^j traf il^n bag Heine ntorberifd^e Slei. g^nfeitg 295 
ftiitite er jufamntcn ; feinc 5IRugfeI jucfte ntel^r ; ben 
©dbel ftredtte bie feftgefd^toffene gauft nod^ gegen ben 
geinb; ber 2Runb Blieb geoffnet, ote toottte er nod^ 
einmat ^urra rufen, aUein er toar Derftuntmt fftr im* 
mer. ®o ju fatten, toie Ulmer, bag ift fd^on, ba ftimmt zoo 
ber @t)rud^ : "dulce est pro patria mori." 



The Shooting of French Horses — September 9, 1870. 

[Sept. 2. — The Emperor Napoleon surrendered, writing to 
King William as follows : * Monsieur mon fr^re ! — N*ayant pas 
pu mourir au milieu de mes troupes, il ne me reste qu'^ re- 
mettre mon epee entre les mains de Votre Majesty. — Je suis de 
Votre Majeste le bon frere — Napoleon. Sedan le i. Sept. 
1870, . . . and he and over 80,000 officers and men were sent to 
Germany as prisoners of war. With this annihilation of the 
imperial forces hopes were entertained that'the end of the war 
was near ; but on September 4 the French Republic was pro- 
claimed in Paris, the Empress took refuge in England, and the 
French people carried on the struggle against the Germans. 
The energetic leader and organiser of this determined resistance 
was Gambetta.] 

@cit bent 3. @ct)tcmBcr togcn JDtrint SJitoaf tjor 
©laired an bent Sanal, ber ben grofeen SKaaSb ogcn 
lueftUd^ @eban abfd^Ke^t. SBtr bemad^ten bte armen 
Xeufet tneld^e bort auf ber g^fel jufammengepferd^t 
tnarcn unb tranrtg tnartcten, big fie bie Sleil^e traf, ntit 
einem ber grojsen Xrang))orte nad^ 3)eutfd^Ianb eg« 
fortiert ju njcrben. ©eit 6 Xagen ging eg ununtcr^ 
brod^en fort. Segleitfomntanbog trafen an ber Sriicfe 
tjon OlaireS ein, na^nten bort i^re ^olonne t)on je 


2000 ©cfangcncn in ®m|)fan8 unb bantt ttjurbc afi* 10 
marfd^icrt nad^ ^ont ^ 2Rouffon, nad^ S)cutfd^tanb. 
SBctd^' traurigc ©iencnl^abc td^ an jcner SJrfldfe gcfel^cnl 
©in alter ©cncral na^m mit I^ranen 2lbfd^ieb t)on 
fcincm ^\^t, toeld^cr mit cincm ft)&tcrcn Iratt§|)ort 
e^Iorticrt tncrbcn foHte. SBiirbcDoH unb cmft rcil^tc 15 
cr fid^ bann ber Solonne ox^,. ®r tootttc fid^ nid^t 
t)on fcincn 2^rilpt)cn trennen unb licber mit in bie 
©cfangcnfd^aft jiel^cn, aK auf ©^rcntoort frei fcin unb 
bann bod^ untl^dtig bei bem tociteren ffiam^jfe granlrcid^S 
jufd^aucn mflffcn. 3)ag »ilb ru^rtc unS. S33ir 20 
grujstcn ben atten SKann mititarifd^; er banlte mit 
SaSilrbe. Sort fagte ein Oberft ben SReften feineS 
SRegimentS ein lefeteS Sebetool^L ^vtxsXvSs^ t^eatratifd^, 
fo finb jte atte, aber er ttjufete bie Scute ju |)adEen unb 
tt)a§ er fagte tear bemflnftig. ®er ettoaS in ^JS^rafen 25 
gefleibete %x&^^i lautete lurj: „^t\^i aud^ in ber 
©efangenfd^aft, \i^S^ gl^r bigjt|)Iinierte ©olbaten, bajs 3^r 
gronjofen feib." 3)ann ein " Vive la France !" — bie 
©olbaten liefen l^erbei, umbrSngten fein 5J5ferb, reid^ten 
i^m bie ^anb unb nur mit SKiil^e f onnte er fid^ logrei^en 30 
unb bem oxi^ Offijieren unb il^ren SJurfd^en jufammen^ 
gefefeten Iran§t)ort nad^reiten. 

SRod^ t)iete, Diele traurige unb buftere SSilber erblidften 
toir bort. JRur toenig S^effe burd^ aSetrunfene famen 


35 t)or. Uttfere ^cttcrfcit murbc boird^ bicfc ernftcn 
Sjcnctt t)or bcm fiager bcr ©cfattgcnctt aber nur 
momentatt untcrbrod^cn. SBir l^attcn ja bei SB5rt]^, 
bei SScauntottt, bet ©eban mitgcfdnt^jft unb mttgcftegt 
Unfcr SorpS mujste nur nod^ bie ilbcrtrjunbcncn |5ran= 

40 jofcn cSfortiercn — unb bann fottte c^ trjeitcr gcl^en in 
ba§ fd^5ne granfrcid^ l^inein — nad^ ^JJartg. Sonnten 
ba buftcrc ©inbrudfe l^aftcn bicibcn? ©ctoife nid^t. 
9lbcr ciner bficb bod^. 
,, Scutnant lancra I " 

45 „ ©icr, ^err ^au^tntann 1 " 

„@ie miiffen fofort mit 48 3^9^^ tiad^ grcSnotj 
marfd^teren. Sort ntelben @ie ftd^ betm SKajor Ott. 
Sic follcn morgcn SSormittag bic ©rfd^icfeung don 
cinigen l^unbert 5J5ferbcn leiten I " 

50 f,3it 33cfe]^I, ^crr ^au))tntonn I — ©clonbjidger 83., 
meinen 3ug fofort antrcten laffcn. SBenn er bcifommen 
ift, mdbcn @ic c§ nttr I " 

35cr Unteroffijier fd^rtc untjcrjilgttd^ mSgltd^ft taut 
in bcr SRid^tung nad^ ben Sod^Wd^em: ,, ®er jtoeite 

5 5 Bug antreten I " gd^ aber fud^te metne fiebcn ©ad^en 
jufantnten, |)fiff mcincnt Surfd^cn, X\t% mir, ba id^ 
feincn Spiegel befa§, t)on bemfctben eincn ncuen 
Sd^citet Idntmen, bamit mcnigftenS bcr ^o))f anftanbig 
augfal^, unb mad^te mid^ marfd^bcrcit. 5Rad^ 2J @tun== 

Ch. ra.] DUMB SUFFERERS. 29 

ben flatib id^ mit 48 mctner gdger bcim ©d^Iofe Settcbuc, 60 
iDol^itt mid^ aRajor Dtt nad^ einer eingc^enbcti Snftruf* 
tiott Don grcSnot) au§ gcfcnbct l^attc. SSic fal^ e§ 
aber bort aug I ®ic ^fil^c, auf bcr ba§ ©d^Iofe Kcgt, ' 
' fiel nad^ SKorbtueflcn ftcil ab nnb bilbctc l^alblrci^artig 
eine SBanb, tueld^e tjon 5Pferbcn nid^t crfticgcn toerbcn 65 
lonntc. 3)a untcn toar friil^cr einc SQSiefc gctocfcn, jcfet 
abcr bcfanb fid^ bort bcr ntir t)on mcincm 93ilt)af|)atoi§ 
l^cr ttjol^l befanntc Sd^mbrci, jebod^ nod^ in eincr tocit 
fafttgcrcn Sluggabc. ®a brinncn aber tointntelte, 
^)atfd^te, ft)ri^te, ftant|)fte, rannte, fd^rie, fd^Iug unb 70 
njogte e§ burd^einonber, toie toenn c§ ein See toon 
Icbenben Wbt^wx xooxt, ben ein mad^tiger Drian anf= 
toii^Ite. Sanfenbc tjon l^alb berl^nngerten ?Pferben 
ttjarcn in bem engen SRaunt jufammengetrieben unb 
fonnten nur mit aJiul^e in bem SSinlet jtoifd^en ber 75 
aRaaS nnb ber ^S^entoanb feftgel^alten loerben. ®§ 
toaren bieS bie 5Pferbe ber nod^ t)or 12 2;agen fo ftotjen 
franjofifd^en ffatoatterie* unb Xrainlolonnen. laufenbe 
l^atte man fd^on an bie fiegreid^e 8Crmee toerteilt unb an 
bcutfd^e unb belgifd^e $dnbter toerlauft ; anbere toaren 80 
Don fd^tauen, frani5fifd^en SJauern geftol^Ien toorben 
unb ein fel^r grower 2^il lag erfd^offen ober bertounbet 
unb toerenbet auf \^^xci ©d^Iad^tfelb lucrum. SBaS "tid 
uttten fid^ befanb, toar trupt)Ctttoeife unb eiuieln ]^erren« 


85 tog burd^ bie Sitrjafe gcraitttt, l^attc flbcratt ©d^abcn 
angcrid^tct unb ntufete balder in btcfcn abf|)crrbaren 
atautti jufatnntcngctricben ttjerbcn. ®a man ubcrbicg 
in (Srfal^rung gcBrad^t l^attc, \>a% bcf onbcr^ bie bclgifd^cn 
§anblcr bie ertuorbcnen 5Pferbe miJglid^ft fd^ncH tuieber 

90 an bie granjofen t)erfauftcn; bie beutfd^en §anbler 
aber fd^Kejsfid^ auSbUeben, ttjcil fie fein gutter filr il^re 
2iere mel^r aufbringen unb erl^alten lonnten, fo traf 
bcr SSefel^I ein, bie bei ben bcutfd^en 2!rupt)en nid^t 
mcl^r einfteHbaren, aber nod^ militdrtauglid^en Seutc^ 

95 |)fcrbc ju crfd^ic^en. ®ie§ Sog ftanb ben arntcn liercn 
bort unten bctjor. @g ntufete fiir fie eine toal^re ®r« 
lofung fein. ©eit 9 — 10 2;agen l^attcn fie feine rid^ligc 
Stal^rung unb gar leine 5Pflegc ntel^r erl^atten. Sfu ber 
crften Scit frafeen fie bie gelbfriid^te, bag ®rag tjon 

100 ben SBiefen unb toag fie fonft nod^ finben lonnten. 
©eit 2 — 3 Xagen tear aHeg in SKoraft tjertoanbelt unb 
bie amien Sierc l^atten nid^tg. @S tear fotoeit ge« 
fontmen, bag unter anberem bie faft 4 2age ol^ne jebe 
^ilfe int ©efd^irr ftel&enben SlrtiIIerie|)ferbe beg bei 

105 Xorc^ jufantmcngefal^renen ®efd^u|))arleg fid^ gcgen* 
fcitig bie SR&l^nen tjub ©d^tudnje abnagteu- 

8lttt nad^ften SWorgen foHte unfere ^enfergarbett 
beginnen. Sie JRad^t tear fait, bie Seute ttJoUten 
tDenigfteng bie Uniform trodhten unb \>(iiVi geprte 



gcucr. SBcit unb brcit leiti ^olj. 3)a cntbcdEtc cin no 
Scigcr l^ttttcr bcm ju grcStio^ ge^origcti SBirtSl^auS an 
ber ©trafec ©ebon ©ond^cr^ eineit SSauemtDagcn, ber 
nur 3 SRclbcr l^attc- ©ofort tourbc cr ]^erbct9cfd^Ic|)pt. 
®er aSaucr lam gctaufcn unb ttjel^rte fid^ xdvt cr lonntc 
urn fcin ©igcntum, abcr cS l^alf nid^tS. ©inen brci= 1 1 5 
rabrigcn SBagctt f onnte xaoxi ja bod^ nid^t braud^en — 
cr tDurbc tocrbrannt ®a§ ^olj bcSfctbcn rctd^tc abcr 
nur cinigc ©tunbcn. SIK c^ ju @nbc ging, tear c§ 
crft SKittcmad^t. SBicbcr mad^tcn fid^ cinigc 3agcr 
auf bic ©ud^c unb balb lantcn fie mit cinem l^atbcn 120 
©d^cuncntl^or balder* ®ici^ gab mcl^r auiJ unb rcid^tc 
bii^ juttt 3Korgcn. Sufefet brad^te nod^ cin ©cfrcitcr 
bag 4. "^(^ bc§ tangft nid^t ntd^r cjifticrcnbcn SBagcniS. 
2)a§ fd^tauc SSaucrtcin l^attc c§ in ber ©d^cucr Dcrftedtt, 
bantit ber xoxn unbraud^barc SBagcn nid^t toon ben 125 
bcutfd^cn 2^ru^))cn filr 2^rang|)ortc rcquiricrt tt)ilrbc. 
9lun bicg ift j|a aud^ nid^t gcfd^cl^cn, alfo crreid^tc ber 
Saucr fcinen 3^^*- 

Scfet ging c^ an ben 5IRorb ber armen 2^icre» 2)a 
l^ier bic nun gcf|)rcngtc Sifcnbal^nbrfldtc ber SSal^n nad^ 130 
aR6ji6re« fiber bic 2Raa§ fii^rtc, fo tear bag glufeufcr 
quaiartig gcntaucrt. @in (S^ctjaulegcr ju gufe unb 
nad^ beffen 8lbI5fung cin ^ufar fing jcbcgntal bag 
ndd^ftc ?Pferb mit cinem ©tridf cin, fill^rtc \iOi^ fd^nau* 


135 Bcnbe, jitternbc 2^icr auf ben Slmx unb §tclt x^vx citi 
8lugc ju. 3)antt fcfete ein 3agcr ba§ Ocipcl^r bit^t 
unter ben Dl^ren be§ 9ioffe§ an, brfldfte ab unb ber 
tote ^bxptx fid in bie l^ier fel^r tiefe ^aa^ nnb trieb 
ber bctgifd^en ©renje jn. Set ber ftetncmen SSritrfe 

140 tjon 3)ond^er5 tear einc 5pionierfonH)anic bamit be= 
fd^dftigt, bai^ Slnftancn ber Sabatoer ju tJcrJ^fitcn. S)te 
bclgifd^en Scl^iJrben fotten fid^ fofort gegen biefe tl^nen 
burd^ bie aWaaS gefd^idten ©efd^enle MtxYoofyci l^aben. 
2lber nm @|)ibemien ju t)crpten, ntufeten bie 2^ietteid^en 

145 mi)glid^ft fd^nell an§ ber an unb fiir fid^ fd^on genug 
tjcr^jefteten Umgegenb t)on ©eban entfernt toerben. S)a 
I)ie6 €§ eben : „ $df, ma^ l^elfen mag." 

Oft fiel ein ^JJferb nid^t gang getotet inS SBaffer* 
S)ann . fanbten einige, f|)ejiell jU biefent 3^^* <tuf== 

150 geftettte 3^9^^ i^tn ntel^rere ©d^flffc nad^ unb beenbeten 
bamit bie ficiben be^ armen Siercg. 95i§ jum 9lad^* 
mittag l^atten tuir 254 5pferbe erfd^offcn. Sann 
n)urbcn toir abgeWft. ®in S^f^ttteriejug mufete bie 
fd^eugtid^e Slrbcit fortfefeen. 

155 SBeld^ |)rdd^tige ®jem|)Iare toaren l^ier unter biefen 
Dpfem eine§ unabtuenbbaren SSerl^angniffe§ toertreten. 
®btc arabifd^c ^engfte fru^er Dffijieren ber ®^afjieur§ 
b'2lfrique gel^firig, toeld^e — »eil ©engfte — in bie 


bcutfd^cn aiegimcntcr nid^t eingcftcHt ttjcrbcn burften; 
fd^ttjcrc Sfiortnancn bcr Ectttgarbe^ ; btc fctbft $aI6 160 
tjcrl^ungcrt nod^ faum ju Bdnbigcttben ttJtlbcn SScrber* 
l^engftc Don ®paf)x^. unb afrtlatiifci^en 3Sgem ; banti 
ttjicbcr gebulbigc mittclfranjfififd^e 31)ragoncr))fcrbe ; 
allc§ burd^cinattbcr, aUt^ bcm %oit gctocil^t, balb 
barauf crfd^offcn unb in bcti SBcHcn bcr 3Jtaa^ ht^ 165 
grabctt. ®ittc cngtifd^c ©tittc l^abe id^ nod^ bcfonberS 
in ©rinnerung. @ie l^attc eincn ©attdbrudf. 3)aruni 
jebcnfaU^ tuar fie in fcin bcutfd^e^ SRcgimcnt eingcftcHt 
ttjorben. 95ci forgfaltigcr Sel^anbtnng ptte baS Heine 
UBcI in 3 — 4 SBod^en l^eiten f5nncn unb bann tear bag 170 
%m feinc 800 bi^ 1000 Jl^afer toert. — ©n SSfife, ein 
^oXi, eg lag in bcr 3Raag. 8lud^ mand^eg beutfd^e 
Oeftiltg* unb ategimcntg^Sranbicid^en fant junt SSor* 
fd^cin. ®g xoaxvx bie S^rfiger bcrfelBen toeniger tild^tigc 
aioffc, trjcld^c i^rcn Pafe cincm toerttJoHeren unb t)er« 175 
' iDcnbbarcrcn geinbe iiBcrtaffcn unb nun ben D))fertob 
ftcrben mu^tcn. 2tud^ bie atte fiiefe mcincg ^au^Jt^ 
manng, bie fd^on 1866 nid^t ntcl^r red^t fclbbicnfl^ 
tauglid^ xoax, fanb l^ier il^r traurigcg @nbc* @in 
mod^tigcr Ecntgarbeg«9la))))c, t)on ba an ,, @cban"i8o 
genannt, trat an il^rc ©telle. 

Sd^ tear rcd^t frol^, afe id^ "txa^ jutoibcre unb bod^ fo 
t)erantn)ortunggt)onc ©efd^fift, ol^nc SRal^eur gel^abt ju 


^afien, eteem onbem flbergefieit Imrfte. iBon etncm 
185 ^njtinteripeii toutbe batb batouf einent $ufaren, m= 
fotge bei Uiiru^e t>ed ge^attenen ^fnbes, bte tec^te 
lianb birrd^fc^ofTen. ^ ^fitte i^n f($Sn mtgelaffen, 
Itienn eS etner meinet S^aer gel^an ^dtte. 

Ch. IV.] A FREE HAND, 35 


Beating the Woods. Sept. 28— Oct. 10, 1873. 

[Paris was now entirely encircled by the Germans. Obtaining 
supplies for so large a host became more and more difficult, 
and to the cavalry more and more perilous on account of the 
growing hostility of the French peasants and the wooded 
country they had to traverse. Infantry had therefore to 
be employed, and a search-party (* Streisdetachement ') was 
organised to scour the woods between Longjumeau and 
Orleans. This consis.ted of 45 Jager, i Hornist, 2 Unter- 
offiziere, and 2 Offiziere. The two Offiziere were Leutnant 
Tanera and Oberleutnant Freiherr von Schrenk. The latter 
met with an accident, and the sole command consequently 
devolved on Leutnant Tanera^ His orders, and their execu- 
tion, are described in the following extract.] 

Unfcr Scfcl^I lautctc : „ 2)ic SEBalbuttflcn burd^ftrcifcn, 
aSeloaffnctc t)crtrciBcn, fattflcn utib crfd^icgen, SSicl^ 
rcquiricren unb an bic ndd^ftcn SmpiJcn aBgcbcn, un§, 
b- 1^. bic beutfd^c Uniform, in ben t)crBorgcnften ©d^Iu^^f* 
tt)inleln jeigen unb aUe^ tl^un, toa% bie ©id^erl^eit ber 
Slrmec gcgen l^interUftigc UBerfSHc tti^^V 

@d tuurben un§ tueber ilBer bie einjufd^Iagenben 
SBegc, nod^ ilBcr bic S)aucr bcr ©trcifc SSorfc^riftcn 
gegeBen unb Don einer 93er:))f(egung toar gar nid^t bie 


J □ dtcQc, benn man bad^te fti^ ff^oit, bag eiit folCc^g ©treit- 
tommantio iti^t 0«^nflert. 

^^hii 28. matfd^ierten toir ab unb, mad mti bte 
^auptfad^e toar, i(^ tvurbe beritten gemoii^t. 9m 
31tieiii3 ftiegen nod^ 2 Sl^ebauIegetS ju uitd, bie m 
15 ebeiifnUg ftetlDtUig gemeOiet gotten uitb Otbonnan^ 
t)tcii[te Detrii^ten folllen. 
''^[lu erften %a^t lameti tuii vaif ^tra^ 6et @))inaQ. 
%m folgenfaen SDlotgen buti^fttetften wir bie 5!Sfilbet 
uoii Segwra?, fonben obet nti^B; ttiii: loaren eben nod^ 
JO jii iiQlie 6et ber SIrmee jelbp. SIiM^mtttagS ober trafen 
luii- (ici SBrugfereS ouf erne beutfc^e ItainaBteitung, bte 
itn^ cinen SSouem ttbeigab, bei Don Ulanen beim 
^ciftbren einer beutft^en 3:etegr(H)^enIinie abgefafet 
iDoibcii roar, 
J5 Gi' tuutbe einfle^enb uetlieti, geftanb aHeS ju unb 
crtliirle, bofe « e8 fur fetne ^H^t fialte, ben Seutjd&en 
•f,n (diaben, foDiet er Knne. 
„ 2inb ©ie @oIbat ? " 
„ 'Jicin, id^ Bin eS auc^ nte gewefen." 
30 „ SQJinen @ie, ID0« S^nen gefd&te^t?" 

„ Sie merben erji^DRen." 

„ 'Xiiti tft mir einerfet gi^ fterbe filt metti fflater- 
loiib. aSenn @ie mii^ freilaffen, ttetbe i(^ roieber 



2^clcgrctp]^ett jcrftfircn." — 2)aci^te ber Sranjofc, cr 35 
locrbc un^ burd^ bic jur ©d^au gctragcne ©leid^giit 
tigfeit gcgen ben lob riil^rctt, fo trrte cr fcl^r, gd^ 
crilarte il^nt, ba id^ in ber franjSfifd^en @|)rad^c ge« 
toanbtcr tear, ate ber giil^rer ber ©tretfe, bag er jefet 
crfd^offen ttJiirbe, unb frug il^n, oB er nod^ cinen Sliif* 40 
trag gcben ttJoHe. 

„ 3?ein." 

„ SBunfd^en @ie, bag man 3^re Slngel^origcn Benad^* 
rtd^tigt, fo nennen @te mir 3^ren Slamen unb gl^re 
^ctntat" 45 

// %^ ^<ibe toeber Slngel^orige nod^ ©eintat" 

„ SBoHen @te nod^ beten ? " 

„ Stein, 3d^ glaube an letnen ®ott." 

,, Out, bann fteHen @ie ftd^ an jcnen ©raben ncben 
ber ©trage." 50 

3d^ tjerbanb il^m bic Slugcn, 6 gager tratcn t)or; 
„ Icgt an " — „ geuer " ; er fanf urn unb judftc ntit f ei» 
ncnt Singer mcl^r. 5 ©efd^offe tuaren burd^ ba^ $erj 
gegangen, 1 l^attc bic 93ruft burd^fd^Iagen. 5Rad^bent 
toir un^ tjon bent Jobe be§ giifilierten fiber jeugt, 55 
ttjarfen toir @rbe fiber il^n unb marfd^ierten bann 
ttjcitcr. 2)ie 5Rad^t Brad^ten toir teite int $ofe, teite 
im ©d^Ioffc SaiHot ju, ^goften unterliegcn toir au^* 
jufteHcn, brol^ten aber bent anmefenben SSermaltcr 


60 obcr tDflg er fonp war, bofe lein fflewo^net om Sebcii 
unb tein ®etifiutie Dont geuei betfc^ont bliebe, wemt 
einera Der unfern etwoS paffieren wilrbe. 

Sim nfle^ften loge batteOBetfeutnont SBoton ©i^enl, 
roie Ii^on emSi^nt, baS 97Iigge[<|ii^' niit fetnem $ferbe 

65 p ftuijen unb fii^ fo ju fierlelen, bag uoit iDeiterent 
Sieiten obet gai ®e^ett feine Stebe toar. SSir requi-= 
cterten nun eine (e^r etegante, etnfponnige Squi^iage file 
i^rt, boju einen biden ®rau(^tnimel, unb bartn fu^r 
et in bus nai^fte Don unS gemeiniam auSgemat^te 

70 Ouarliet. ©0 fc^mer eS bem ^erODtragenb fi^neibigen 
unb unterne^mungSlufttgen Offtjier o«c& loar, er mugte 
Don ie(ft an bas etgenlfii^e Streifen mtr oHein ilbet' 
taffen unb fonnte nur an iebem Slliettb bie einjuft^la' 
genbenSege u.f.Ri. befe^ten. ^i^ abix toav im too^rften 

75 Sinnc gtei^err. „ 3)ut(^ bie SBatbet, butc^ bie Sluen 
jDfl tc^ frozen @inn« ba^in." ©0 !onnte trfi fingen 
unb meine JJtfiget mit mtr. 

SCm 5. OfloBer begab ii^ ntii^ mit Oberteutnant D. 
Sii)., ber nur mft^fam tmrmfirts ^infen (Dunte, nad^ 

So ^.^erlatlleS jetbftunb fa^ ben Don einem MefognDSjie. 

rungSritt jutildtetirenben ^ilnig bon Ipreugen. @benfo 

be|uc^ten mtr am 6. abenbd biefe @tabt unb lonnten 

lia^ Sprinflen bet beru^mten Saffermerte bettunbem. 

%a erfu^ien h)ir jtoei fio^inteteffonte !Reutg{eiten. 


Srftend, ba^ bie Stanjofen bie 93etpaffnung ber 85 
Siationatgarbe angeorbnet unb ju biefent 3^^^^ ^it ^^I^^^ 
W> \t%\, Don ben 2)entfd^en nod^ nid^t befe|ten Orte 
SQSaffcn t)crteilt l^attcn nnb jtocitcnS, bag bag 1. Ba^c« 
rifd^e 9lrmee!or))d beanftragt fet, gegen bie int @itben 
Sufantmcngebrad^ten franjfiftfd^en ©treitfeftfte in ber 90 
IRid^tung anf (Stamped t^orsngel^en. 

©rftere Slad^rid^t Bot ung cin neue^ gefi) ber 2:i^Stig* 
leit bar, n&ntlid^ bag Slnffud^en, Slbnel^men nnb 3^« 
ftfiren bicfer SBaffen nnb lefetere Beftintmte nng, rafd^ in 
fflbSftlid^er SKd^tnng oorjngcl^cn, benn ttjenn nnfer 95 
^or^g jnnt @d^Iagen fant, bnrften bod^ tuir nid^t fel^Ien. 

3n einigen ftarlen SK&rfd^en gelangten ttjir fiber 
SRontl^Ier^, Slr^aion nnb 9lnt)erd nad^ la ©range beg 
SSoig. SSon l^ier an nterfte man fd^on, bag xqvc in eine 
©egenb lanten, in ber fid^ nod^ leine Deutfd^en gejeigt 100 
fatten. Sim 9. Cftober rftdtte ic^ frfi^ 3^ U^r ab, 
bnrd^fnd^te bie SBalbnngen, $uiffeIet^be«9Raraig, la 
Sfi)r§t«@ainte^roiE nnb !ant nad^ SRaroQeg. 2)a xdxx 
n)d]^renb beg Xageg n^ieberl^olt gel^alten nnb an t)er» 
fd^ebenen Orten Idnger t^ertueilt l^atten, fo Brad^ bie 105 
©nnlell^eit l^erein, el^e mir bag beabftd^tigte ^vA, la 
©range be I'Drme erreid^ten. SBBeil eg in ber 9tad^ 
fel^r fd^toer n^erben fonnte^ biefen !Ieinen $of in einem 
finfteren SBalbe jn entbedCen, fo fal^ id^ mid^ nad^ einem 


iioSiitliet um. SSfi^renb icfi t)er[$td)ene 8auent ju 
bi€|em Seliufe fifiet i^re OrtSfenntniS auSfnig, finite 
\\^ ein jiibitd^er ©(^uHe^ret megtw^ft 6emnffttc^ 311 
moijen. 6t meinte, ber unb ber S3auei miiRe ben ©eg 
(cmien, berieltie (ei jo fut gin^eimil^e leic^t ju ftnbeti 

115 unb a, ber Secret (elbft, tia6e i^n fi^oit oft bei 91ac§t 
iViriidgelegt. ^a Ivar ti^ olfo auf eininot aQer 3M^e 

„(sD, ©ie fennen ben aSeg? ®i bonn fii^ren @ie 
uii§ (etbft." 

120 Sq^ ^otte boS gute Se^rerfein ni^t ertuortet, benn 
iDa!)tf(§einIi^ mot feiit ganjeS Seiitebm nur bol^in ge- 
goitgen, einem ^riplii^en Sauern bte %^xK<x9l\x. ouf= 
Sii^atfen, bomit feme iabtf^en aRitbUrget Derfc^Dnt 
blicben. @S mugte ba^ei baS ©ttduben beSfelben 

ijsbiiri^ einige te&ot&ertfdfie Stitbeutungen libeitDunben 
inerQcn unb bonn \t%\v\. mir unter feiner ?FU^ntnfl beit 
^Earft^ toeiter fort. 2)a^ fic^ meine ^dget ben Spag 
nm^ten, ben ^Iraeliten noi$ eintgemale lei^t 3U dng* 
ftigcn, toe^rte ii^ i^nen ni^t, benn er bena^m (id(i fo 

[30 [iicticctii^ furt^tjam, bafe bie ©oc^e ju fomtf^ wot. 
W.i roir i^n am S'ete entKe&en, rannle er, fo (t^nett et 
fonnte, Itiieber juriicE unb ^ielt fid^ tDaI|r{(!E|einIici^ erft 
fiir gefic^ett, no^bem er inner^alb feiner 4 Wa-asai 

. Ch. ly.] A SMOOTH-FACED LIAR. 4t 

Sim fotgenbcn Jagc, am 10. DItobcr ericbtc id^ itt 135 
2l6Bct)iHc citi tntercffanteg Slbcntcucr. 2lu§ bcm flanjcn 
®cbaren ber Setpol^ncr mcrlte td^, ba| in bicfcnt ®orfe 
nod^ fcinc ®cutfd^cn gcmefcn toaren. 3d^ Bcfd^tofe, l^ier 
ju raftcn unb nad^ SBaffcn uJ\,xo. ju fud^cn. Sluf bcm 
Strd^cn|)Ia^ angefomnten, Itc§ td^ bie ©ctocl^re jufam* 140 
mcnfc^en, fteUte einigc ^often aug unb fd^tdttc ba§ flcine 
„SS5ttcrte" auf bie ©ud^c nad^ bcm aJlaire. S3atb 
barauf lam bcrfcfte mit bem ©cfud^tcn an unb juglcid^ 
mit bcm Drt§t)orftc]^cr crfd^icncn aud^ bcr $Pfarrcr; bcr 
©d^ultcl^rcr, t)crfd^tcbcnc SSaucm unb jal^Irctd^c SQScificr 145 
ncBft nod^ jal^trctd^crcn Stnbcrn. ®cr SRairc mad^tc 
ein rcd^t bo^l^aft t)crfd^mi^tc§ ©cftd^t, bcflcn SlnBIidE 
allcin fd^on in 3otn t)crfc^cn lonntc- @r l^attc cin 
fogcnanntcg Dl^rfcigcngcftd^t. 

„ ^crr aKairc, n)o finb bie fiir bie 5RationaIgarbe Be* 1 50 
ftimmten SBaffcn ? " 

„ SBir l^abcn Icinc SBaffcn crl^altcn." 

„9lid^t? 2)ann loiffcn @ic tool^I aud^ nid^tg tjon 
bcm girlutar, xot\6)t§> ^^x SWcgSminiftcr OamBctta 
iibcr bie Drganifation bcr Slationatgarbc criaffcn l^at, 155 
unb bag t)on aCcn $prdfclfcn an fdmtlid^e ©cmcinbcn 
tjcrtcilt tpurbc ? " 

,r 31m,, bat)Ott loeife id^ nid^t^." 

„ 9hm, bann f ann id^ Sl^ncn barau§ erflSrcn, \ia'^ 


160 onftinci* Dttufier obet ®nbe ©eptemSet jetwS Siorf ent* 
Ipred&enb (einer @r66e eine fflnjo^I ®ettie^ ec^attcn 
^at, um bamtt Me SlattDnalgarbe ju betoaffneit. Xb: 
btDitte ^ot 309 ©inttio^ner, aI(o mufe unfiefalic 30 
@eitiefire er^alten ^a6en. SSo ftnb biefeTben? " 

165 „ SSir ^a6«t trine fiefommoi." 

„ ®ut, menn ®te nii^ts baoon loifTnt roollen, (0 toffen 
£ie fofort belannt mac^en, ba| in rittei ^atben @tunbe 
mcine ^gpr aHe ^fiufec bur^t^en tverben. ^inben 
fie ill einem berfetben rin @enjei)r, fo hiirb bo« be. 

lyotreffcnbe ^asS, Qngejflnbet unb bet Sert|er befifdben 
fi'iliUeil $aben @ie mid^ beutlu^ ttec^anben % " 

„ Smuolil, $err OfPiier. 3^ wetbe eiS gfri^ au«> 
tromwetit loRen." 
iS^on inoltte ic^ bei bie|etn entfc^iebenen Sfuftreten 

175 beS aJiaireS an rincm ©rfolge Berjmetfetn, ate pl6§Ii(^ 
SSiitict: ^inter mii^ trat unb tntr trije in§ O^r ^ilfterte : 
„ ^crr Seutnant, id^ l^abe jlDifc^en tjfrauen ge^nben, 
iDetc^e baSon fpia^en, e§ [ri je^t boc^ gut gemefen, bag 
man bte ©eme^re in bet fflitc^e uerfteit l^aitt, benn bott 

iSo toiirticii wir fie filler ni^t finben." — 31^ minfte nun 4 
^ager ^eran, befall i^nen duf ein berabiebeteS 3ri(^en 
in bet ^ii^e na(| ben ®etuel^ren ju fui^en unb fnig 
flen SJIatre ntn^ dnntal, dB et mtifiii^ ntrfiB Don 
3Baffen miffe. ©t bfieb bei feinet SBe^onptnng unb 

Ch. IV.] EUREKA / 43 

mctttte unter pl^mfd^cm ©rinfcn, Dicneid^t loiirbe fid^ 185 
nad^ Sclanntflabc meinel ©cfcl^lcl ctn Sauer mclbcn, 
bet Dielletd^t bte gefud^ten ©etpel^re in fetnem ^aufe 

„Saffcn @tc bag 8lui5rufcn tjoriSufig nod^ gel^en. 
3d^ ttJxH jucrft mcine Sdgcr in bcr Sird^c fnd^en laffcn/' 190 

3)cr ajlann fd^raf fid^ttid^ jufammen unb t)crIor t)iel 
t)on feiner biSl^erigcn gcfliglcit 

„ Utttcrofftjier SBilboIb, @ic forgen, bafe ber Scrl 
nid^t on^reifet gd^ toitt mid^ cinntal mit in bic ^rd^c 
bcgcbcn," 195 

„ ©el^r lool^t, $err Seutnant." 

2)ic bcjctd^ttctcn S^ger Ucfcn auf cinen SBinI tjon 
mir t)oraug nnb burd^fud^tcn bic ganje ^rd^c, — Urn* 

„ asettcr, l^aben @ic fi^ nid^t gctSuf^t ? " aop 

;, 5Rcin, $crr Scntnant. 3<§ l^abc bic SBctbcr bcutfid^ 

„ 2)ann tottt id^ fcttft fud^cn," 

2Sd^ bnrd^fd^ritt bic ganjc ^rd^c^ Itcg bic SiudEmanb 
bciJ SKtatcg l^crau^rcifecn, crfticg ben Sfird^cnbobcn, 205 
bifiticrtc ben Snrm ; aUc^ t)crgcBcng. 

Site bcr 3Kairc fal^, ba| loir nid^t^ crreid^t, murbc er 
ttjicbcr frcd^ unb ntctntc, oB cr jc^t ntcincn Sluftrag 
augrufen laffcn fofle. 


210 ,,^0^ nt^t. ^ mill mil bie Mri^e Don au^en 
flnjcfjen." %<x SKaire la^te. S)ieS gentctte mic^ o6er 
nic£)t ; i(| fling tim bie flonje mittelgrofie Siri^e Return, 
be|nf) mir genou t^re Sauait, o^ ntd|t trgenbroo eiit 
Don innen nti^ bemeiltiarer Slnbau bot^anben fei, 

2i5(uc^le, jeboi^ Dergetlic^, itac^ ettoaigen Senftetn etner 
ooL-fmitiienen fftqpta unb Bettai^ttte mtr (orgfom We 
dugere ^ifocm beS Sad^jhi^IeS. 2)ann etjUeg i(^ noi^ 
einiiiat belt %mm unb ba§ innere Sodfigebatle unb 
bOrflc wieber umlier. „ §att, ma8 ip benn bo fiir einc 

320 Slfnaft? 3lu6en fiilltt ^tet ba§ 3)fl(^ fi^tdfl ab; ^ier 

imieu tft eine (enftei^te SKauec: hJOjU ?" — ^ befiil|ltc 

Qic I'dDuftte aJiauet; fie mat noc^ feui^t. „St^a, ba 

l|o&en luit ja, WaS wir touKen." 

„ -tiomift |)iiber, fc&lagen Sie einntal mit bem 5ptdel 

225 einen Stein ^erous." 

e§ gefc^a^ unb ging gonj teii^f. 3"^ Stiifle butc^ 
bn§ Sd^. Stodbunlel. „ein Blin^Btid^m ^«l" 
— 3^ leui^tete f)inein unb fie^, bo lagen [orgfam 
gcDvbnet eine ftaittid&e ^a%\ ganj neuet Oeloe^re. 9hin 

2T,o [iefi idi buri^ 3ager biefelben, nac^bem boS fioi^ er* 
tneitert mar, ^erauSne^men, ftieg einftmeiten bom 
.^firrfjmbai^pHP ^inob unb trat ibiebet jum SRoire. 
„ Sie ^aben alfo tbirffii^ !etne Saffen er^alten ? '■' 
„ ifiein. ©ie ISnnen ja oQe $au(er bur^Juc^en taffen." 


S)a lonntc id^ mid^ nid^t mcl^r l&altcn, fonbcm Xangtc 235 
au§ unb gab bent aKann eine Dl^rfeigc, fo ftarf tote 
fie cbctt cm in feincr SSoHIraft ftcl^cnber jnngcr SRcnfd^, 
ber burd^ forttoSl^renbcS Jnmen fcinc 3Jhi§fctn 
ganj befonber^ au^gebilbet l^at, jn geben t)erntag. 
2)cr 3Kairc flog and^ cintge ©d^rittc anf bic ©cite nnb 240 
ttjurbc bort t)on 3^9^^ aufgefangcn* ®a nntcrbcffcn 
bic crftcn ©elncl^rc auf bic ©trafec gebrad^t toorbcn 
toaren, fo fagtc bcr ©ejild^tigte Icin SBort, fonbem 
ftanb jitternb unb Bcbcnb ba unb mad^te j[e|t cine 
ebcttfo erbamitid^c Siflur, ate er furj t^orl^er frcd^ 245 
gctocfen. S^ n^iirbigtc il^n feinc^ SBorteg, fonbem 
toartetc bi§ aHc ©emel^re, 36 an bcr ^a% foloie bie 
baju gcl^Mge aKunition l^crbeigefd^afft toorben tt)aren. 
Se|tere tourbc einfad^ in^ SBaffer gett)orfen unb baburd^ 
unbraud^bar gcmad^t. 2)ie gfititen, bie toegen beg 250 
tjcralteten aKinie*@^ftentg fiir un§ ganj toertlo^ toarcn, 
ttjurben jerfd^Iagen. ^ier fanb id^ Bwlfl^fd^offe mit 
Sautfd^ulftiel, tt)cld^e cine SBunbe jicbcnfaHg fel^r fd^locr 
l^eilbar gemad^t, tjielleid^t bic SIutDcrgiftung bc§ 
©ctroffenen l^erbeigcful^rt l^dtten. Sd^ icft|e nod^ ein 255 
@jcni|)Iar bicfer ©efd^offc. 

5Run lam bic JRcil^c ttjicber aix ben SKaire. 

„ 3e|t ttjcrben @ie ffifiUert" — 

2)er Surfd^c jitterte ttjic ffif^jcnlaub unb bcnal^m fid^ 



260 nun in jeber 9it fetg unb mtmanntufi. Xxa^eax 
legteii ber $fartet, ber Secret unb jo^lnii^ fflauern 
uiib grdtten [iffliiiitte fill i^n ein. 2)a i(^ fi&etbieS 
iibet mcin Wo^t, ben 3Henfd£ien erfc^iefen ju loffen, 
boc^ ie^t im 3ttirifet war, fo Uefe ii^ mi^ (c^eitifior nur 

365 iDiberinillig, in SBiitliii^'Feit aber fe^i gEtne moeu^en 
unb fi^enhe i^m baiS Seben. ^eil ic^ mii$ aui$ nic^t 
mit bcm XioniStioct eineS Sefungenen be^inbent moOte, 
(d (ieB ii^ i^Wy nac^bem meine Sflflw etroo« ^anbgretf= 
M) mit i^ Mrtefict, fteL 2)te auSgeftanbene Xobe^ 

270 ongfl witb er boii^ nii^t bwgeiTen. 3>ieB timr feine 

Ch. v.] A LETTER HOME, 47 


In and about Orleans— October ii to 30, 1870. 

[During the interval from September 2 to 11 a Republic 
had been proclaimed in Paris, the Empress Eugenie had fled 
to England, and the French, instigated by Gambetta, who 
escaped to Tours in a balloon, prepared energetically to pro- 
secute the war. Annies sprang into existence in the North, 
South- East, and West of France, and on the Loire. To meet 
them and protect the besiegers of Paris, the great strategist 
Moltke organised covering armies, and ordered a detachment 
consisting of Bavarians and Prussians southwards under General 
von der Tann against Orleans, which town they occupied on 
October 11.] 

©cute foHt 3^r cmcn cnMo§ langcn SSricf crl^alten. 
3d^ l^abc eitttgc ©tunbcn 3rit unb loiH @ud^ rcd^t t)tel 
tjott . Orleans crjdl^Icn. ^Vitt\i bag grcubigftc. 3^ 
bin ate Drbonnanjoffijier jutn 93rigabeftab lommanbicrt 
ttjorben. ©tatt ju gufi m ©taub bcr langen Solonnc, 5 
ntarfd^iere id^ ie^t l^od^ ju 'Sit>% bin balb t)orne an bet 
letc, balb l^intcn, bann too ber ©cncral reitct, nnb 
jnr 3^it tuntntle id^ ntid^ in ber ganjen Untgegenb t)on 
Orleans l^erunt unb todre fogar big S3eaugenc^ getitten, 
tocnn nid^t cinige nnficbcngtoilrbigc franjBfifd^c SKoblotg 10 


nuf mic^ flefi^offen ^fitten. fturj unb gut : e8 gel^t mtt 
au^9eiet(|net unb ©ui^ ^offenttit^ aui^. 

5!iun tiBtt ubtr ba8 reijenbe SJeben, ba3 roir feit bem 
11. Oltofter fasten I SBie itift no^ ber ©d^Iod&t Doin 

15 II- in bie ©tabt fam, wifit ^^ ja (c^on. SBtr 4 
iiara)wnieofft3tete Woren 6ei etnem afionf. ©outfloin, 
einein ImbetlDtirtigen ^tonjofen, einquartiert, tiei bem 
eg le^t ungemUtttt^ iuging. SeS^al^ trte^en roir ung 
iiiiiglic^ft auger $auS t|erum unb baburi^ (emle i{^ 

2o Orleans genou tennen. 

giit ben ©lanjfuttlt Don ganj Orleans ^alte td| bie 
©egenb on ber Soire. %\t tange fteinerne ©rude mtt 
ilirEu mafftuen SSogen erinnerte mtd(i le^^aft an bie 
^Stiiife in SlegenSburg. IKur ber ©odet unb ber l^eilige 

25 ^Jiepomuf fe^Ien ouf etperer. 

9In bett Ufem ber Soire, be{onbei:3 auf bem rei^ten 
,^ie^en {ii^ mirftii^ f)rd(^tige OuaiS enttang unb Dor 
aUem abenbs bei @adbeteuc^tung ip ber Slnbtid Don 
ber SBtftiie ou« re^enb. 3)i(^f o6er^at6 berfelben liegt 

30 bie "He Charlemagne", fflei biefa gotten wit oucft 
cine lopore @jene. 

9[m 21. Oftober traf bet Sefe^t ein, aCe fiir %va^ 
l^eiiUbergJinge bernienbbaren ^d^ne unb anberen Sal|i> 
jeuge auf baS re^te Ufer ikbergufii^ren unb bort ju 

3S oer^enten ober unbenflftbor ju moc^en. 33ie SrUden, 


t% gibt Ttod^ cine ©ifcnbol^nbrfidfc aujscr bcr oben 
crtoal^ntctt, ftitb fd^on tange jum ©i^rengcn t)orbereitet 
unb bcgl^alb Ifinncn toir jcbcn SKoment; menn bic 
graitjofcn mtt ftbemiad^t bon ©ilbcn l^er anrftcfcn, 
il^ttcn bag flbcrfd^rctten bcr Sotrc bet Drtcan^ Utt^4o 
ntOglid^ madden* Sin bent linlcn lifer lag bet ber 
SSrudfe ein grofee^ Sabefd^iff ntit l^ol^en fiabinen. 
S)ie§ tnar filr nnfere mit bcr 3«^p8i^wnggarbeit beauf* 
tragtc ©enielontpanie ein gefunbencg Steffen, toie un« 
fere Scute fagcn* SRit ^Sl^ncn fe|te fie fiber unb 45 
fd^ncH crftiegcn 5(5ioniere bag Sabefd^iff. Sluf bcr 
3nfct tumntcltc fid^ cine ©d^ar Suben lucrum. Sic 
f^jiclten toal^rfd^cinlid^ atfinbcrlcg ober gar „5)cutfd^e 
unb granjofcn", bcnn ein Icil bclani ©d^Ifigc, natflr* 
fid^ bic 5)cutfd^cn. 81K bic 93cngete unferc Scute auf 50 
bent ©d^iff l^cruntftcigcn fa^cn, lantcn fie neugicrig 
l^crbci unb berfud^ten, fo gut eg ging, ju erfal^rcn, toag 
bcnn ba gcfd^cl^e* Scite aug ben ^txi^tn bcr ®cnic« 
folbatcn, teite aug ben big oxi bag anberc Ufer gc» 
f|)anntcn ©cilcn erianntcn fie, bafe man bag ©d^iff 55 
auf bag jenfcitige Ufer fd^Icp|)cn tnottc. @in frcd^cr 
©d^lingcl frug, ob fie bic ©clcgen^cit ju freier ftbcr= 
fal^rt benufeen bfirftcn; bcr lontntanbicrcnbe ®enic^ 
feutnant gab bic @rlaubnig unb glcid^ barcuf fa^cn 
ettoa 30 iunge franj5fifd^c ©taatgbfirgcr auf bent ©d^iff. 60 



53on bet Srflde unii ben OMais au8 (a^ eiite fteB 
roai^ienlM SRenfd&enmenge bent filr bie Otieanejen gaitj 
UKDerftanblic^en JteiBen bet ©eniefompanie ju, 
%\t Sa^rt ging loS ; bie 3ungen (i^rien bor aSer- 

6s gniigen mie bie Sod&fleiet. $tii|B(^ mitten in bet 
fioirc „©toplJ". 

^a eric^ien ber Seutnant, iagle aUe iSuben auf bie 
'SMfit ber gabinen unb tie§ bie jum ©tfteigen ntttigcn 
Qeitecn megne^men, 0(8 aUe oben fogen. (Sine ec< 

70 ronrtungSbDlIe ©title ttot ein. Unterbeffen gotten 
cin,ictnt unjecer fieute bnS Sc^iff Dernnrert, anbere bie 
Sicfc be3 3Baj|etiS gemeffen, mieber onbere fi(^ auf betn 
Sobcn bes 6c^iffeS etluaS ju t|un gemai^t unb (itct^Itd^ 
Iprnngen ber Seutnont unb feine ©otboten in i^re 

75 lEehien, biS^er ange^angten Sa^ne unb tubetten weg, 
naii) bent Ufer juriicE. Sfflitten in bet Coite ffanb baS 
grofie aSobefd^iff mit feinen 30 frflnjiifif(^en aSengete. 
MnfangS ta^te atteS lout auf unb bie aSurfi^en auf 
ben ^abinenbSdiern mai^ten tei^t buntme, beibu^te 

80 ©efiditet. 

1;a Segonn baS ©d^iff ju fin!en. 
:EieS bemet!ten juerp gtonjofen auf bet aStttife, too 
id) nudi ftanb. 
23a§ ie|t fflt ein @e|c|iei loSging ; baDon mai^t 3^1 

S5 Siidi (dnen SBegtiff. ©i^meic^eteien maren eS ni(^t, bie 


ttJtr l^ortcn; aBer bte ©cfd^id^te tear ju lontifd^; tt)tr 
mujstcn lad^ctt. SBtr fallen ia beutlid^, bafe ba§ SBaffer 
nid^t ttcf genug tear, urn iiBer bem ©d^iff jufantnten* 
jufd^Iagcn, unb bcr ©enicofftjicr tetlte unS ntit, "t^oH^ 
e§ l^iJd^ftcnS Big jur l^attcn ^5]^c ber Sabtncn rcid^cn 90 

5)ag ©d^iff fani aBer toeiter unb bte granjofen I 9ta 
bic tDurbctt Bcinal^c l^anbgreiflid^ unb id^ glauBc nur bcr 
9icf<)clt t)or unfcren ©ciBeln, bte fo berbSd^tig Ilirrten, 
l^iclt fie t)or S^citlid^Ieiten aB. @in SKann lant ^Snbe^ 95 
ringcnb auf ntid^ ju unb rief, xo^^ man benn ntit ben 
unfd^ulbigen ffleinen anfangen toolle. 3d^ anttoortete 
furj : "Noyer comme des petits chats", — Stun ging 
ein neucg ©cjeter log. Set ber Oelegenl^eit Belant id^ 
aud^ ein "Assassin prussien !" ju l^oren. 100 

3)ie giittflcttg nterften erft aUntdl^Iid^, toag ntit tl^nen 
tjorging. 5)ie ftinintten nun o:ixi^ in bag Sonjert mit 
ein. @g ft)ar ein toal^rer ^eibenf^jeltalel. ©inige 
gfranjofen tooHten fid^ auf bie nod^ intnter in i^ren 
ffial^nen ft^enben ©eniefolbaten ftiirjen, attein biefeCben 105 
fteHten fid^ ettoag bont Ufer entfemt auf, fo ba^ nie» 
nianb ju il^nen gelangen lonnte. @ie fatten ben 
SBefcl^I, rafd^ l^injufal^ren, toenn ettoa einer ober ber 
anbere t)on ben 95engete buntni genug toftre, freitoillig 
ing SBaffer ju f|)ringen. 6g tl^at'g aBer feiner. ®g no 


loar i^nen, rcic es ft^eint, ju nag unt> ju (att. 9tun 
blie6 enbltc^ tia8 ©i^iff ftelen. 3)aS BafTer reif^tt 
nidit eintnaf auf \eSSs% ^abinen^o^e. 
Sttft erloitnte aui^ ba8 aufgeregte $u6tilum We 

lis floge l«r 3)inge. 3)a tetnte ii^i We gtanjD(en non 
einer ttcuen ©ette fennen. Saum Segttffen fie, baf; bie 
gmise ©eji^id^te nut em ©^etj Joor, fo le^rle tt)t gutec 
§unioc (ofott s«rM. aOeS tflifite, macule auf Soften 
ber ©efangenen SDJtge ; e8 ttittrbe baS teinfte Suftfpicl. 

I20 9lur ben SBurfc^en auf bem ©i^tff gefiel bie ©a^e gat 
nii^t. Sie fafeen refigniert ouf i^ren 3)fii^tertt unb 
einige ^eulten immei noc^. Slnbeie a&ei fteQten fi<^ 
jEgt. mo fie mufeten, bofe eS i^nen nt(^t an ben ©tageix 
ge^e, in t^eatralifi^e ^ofitut unb fi^ienen auejubrflden : 

125 „ 5E!tr fterben gerne ; e§ ift ia far Hnfet Satertanb." 

Ste mufeten jiemlii^ longe bott mitten in bet Soite 

fi^en, benn bie ©eniefoHiaten boQenbeten guerft i^re 

ganje Slrbeit unb jetftdrten aOeS, niomit man etwo ben 

Slufe 6efa£)ten tonnte. ©pfit abenbs mit ben tejten 

130 Stdt)nen ^olte mon bann bie annen ©efangenen auf bad 

Sefttanb ^erflbet. @ie jogen ftiQ ab mie tegoffene 

$ubel. ^ann nmtben ouc!^ bie Ie|ten Sd^ne angefiDiirt 

unb Derfenft 

Z^ win Su(^ nun bon unferm (uftigen ^oteHe&en 

135 i^rjii^lnt. ^ie bcei grSgten Oaft^fiufei turn Orleans 


bilben uitferc brci ©tob^quarticrc* Sm " boule d'or " 
ift ber Kor|)gftab cinquartiert. Sort gel^t cS am rul^ig^ 
ftctt jiL Sm "du Loiret" unb tm "d'Orl^ans" 
bagcgcn l^aufcn bic bcibcn 5){t)tftotti^ftabc unb ba 
l^errfd^t fd^on citi tuftigcrcg Scbcn. S3et utig tnt 140 
"d'OrWans" l^abcn toxx fd^on totcbcrl^olt fortel El^Qtn* 
:pagner gelnct|)t, toic id^ eg ju ^aufc in ©cutfd^tanb 
nod^ ntc crIcBte. SSBir l^abcn ebcn ^etbennta^ig tml 
®clb unb bamit Id^t ftd^ ja attc8 erretd^cn. Sor 
eitttgcn Sagcn l^abc id^ mtd^ ntit cincnt Santcraben t)on 145 
ber Sanbtocl^r grunbfid^ blauiicrt. 3Bir bcftctttcn un§ 
ein " diner ". ^oftetc |)ro So|)f 9 %xmU ol^nc SBein. 
S)a gab eg unter anberen guten ©ad^en aud^ Slrti* 
fd^otfen. S3ei ung ju ^aufe l^abe \6) bie Singer nid^t 
lennen gelernt unb 5(5rcftele, fo l^ie^ ntein ffiamerab, 150 
nju^te, obtool^I er gorftntann ift, ntit benfelben aud^ 
nid^t Sefd^etb. S)er Settner fefete un§ ©ffig unb DI 
baju unb ging. 3Bir fallen bie pbfd^en runben, toic 
grofec aufgebliil^tc griine $Pfingftrofen auSfe^cnben 
^Pflanjen bon alien ©eiten an, goffcn 6I unb @ffig 155 
barfiber, trand^ierten fie orbenttid^ ntit SReffer unb 
®abel unb ftedtten einige ©latter in ben SKunb* SRein 
n^aren bie 2)inger }d]^ 1 9lid^t ju befd^reiben 1 @tn)a 
4 SBIStter Mrgte td^ l^inunter; bann ging'g cinfad^ 
nid^t ntel^r. ^reftele gab ebenfaUg balb ben t)ergeb* 160 



li(^cn Serfu<^ ouf. %\t ^Uner fatten line fo [dtu 
5)et6ar jiigefe^eit. SJieS hxai^ xmiS^ jd^ott auf ben 
@ebnnlen, ba^ toir etltiaS ungefci^tdteS gemad(|t fatten. 
SBDUftiintiig oufgeftdrt itmcben mit, alS nac^ lui^et 3«t 

165 brri Jranjofen, man tieifet fie ^ter aUgemein "Pisangs" 
(=PayaaD), lamen, auc^ btnietten unb auc^ 8lctt= 
ii^Dtfen tootgefefet er^ietten. 3)ie paiten nun bie 
SInltet mit ben (Singem oben an ben SpiJ^en, ri(ien 
\k uon bem @tod ber $flanje, tunften fte in ben @{fig 

170 unb ft^nnltten bie einjetnen ©latter ab. Sofort H0(§ 
einnrat baS ©emiife ju beffeHen, f^dmten mir unS. 
9(m onbern lag ^abe ttl^ mit aSer im §otet "du 
Loirct" gteid(t toieber Slitifc^oden geben lalfen unb ag 
fie bort in ©efeHtiiaft me^reret $etren ber 1. SJioifion 

175 ganj i la mode fraD9aiEe unb fie ((^medten famoS. 
Qinec ber Offijiere, bem fie avjSi neu wareu, fagte 
etftaimt: „8I^a[ @o ifet manbie 3)in9er?" 

,,^0, ^aben ©ie benn bo5 nic^t gehmfef?" ftug \^ 
il)n, all ob idd eine foMie UntenntniS gar nt(^t begretfen 

180 fiJnnte. 

„3!ein", entgegnete er, „bei unS im Stc^telgebirg 
iDQc^fen feine Slrtif^oden. 3(^ ^abe ^ter in meinem 
Seben jum erftenmal foli^ fleje^en." 
|iQtte i^ i^n ufi^er gefannt, fo tofltbe ii^ i^m meine 

185 geftrige Sifa^rung genauer er^^^It Iiaben. SBeil ei 


mir aber jtcntlid^ fremb ft)ar, ntcinte id^ nut: „3)a 
ftnb ft)tr in bcr $PfaIj ebcn bcffcr barati; bort toad^ft 
aUc^/'— 3tt 3ttJw# ^rife ^ tt6cr nun, tote man 
Slrtifd^odEen mit @ffig nnb DI ifet 

®eftem tpurbc id^ junt fRcquiriercn auSgcfd^idft. @8 190 
tft ntir bteg intntcr etn rcd^t unangcncl^nieS ©cfd^fift, 
aber c§ mufe aud^ fein unb l^at bod^ oft lomifd^c ©jcnen 
jnr golgc. @§ l^anbeltc fid^ nm ba§ SInfftnben t)on 
^afer. Sic^ ift aber fel^r fd^toer, benn feit bem 11. 
Oltober fud^cn au^er unferen ba^crifd^cn fRettern nod^ 195 
3 ^)rcu6tfd^e Sat)allerie»a3rigaben ununterbrod^en nad^ 
^afer ober ®erfte, bic xm fd^Iiefelid^ in ©mianglnng 
t)on erftercm aud^ fiittern. 

SBag aber befonberg bic ^ufaren fur SRafen auf ^afer 
l^abcn, bag ift gar nid^t ju fagen- 3d& jog red^t l^off*" 200 
nungSami oXi^. g^i^^d^ wiritt ®l^et)auleger t)om Stabe 
meintc, e§ toerbc fid^ fd^on ettoa^ ftnben- 3tt 2 ®e» 
]^5ften in bcr Soire^SRicberung tear atte^ ^crumftSbcm 
untfonfi 5)a fanten ft)ir in cine gro^e germc, in 
bcr 2 bidEc runbc ©d^immel, ^Perd^eronl^engfte ftanben. 205 
8luf bic gtage XiOii) ^afcr crl^icltcn tt)ir natiirlid^ bic 
altbelanntc Slnttoort "rien du tout, du tout." 3)cr 
S^ctjaulcgcr mcinte aber : „ S)a toutct fid^ bod^ cttoaS, 
bcnn ber SMift tjon ben bciben ^cngften ift ^afcmiift." 
9lbcr mo ftcdEt benn bcr gcfud^te ^afer? Sd& fdbft, ber 210 


etjeOQUteget, ber Unteroffiiter be8 SBegteitfommonbos, 
einer bet Itdnfa^tCT, wHr atte fm^ten famtli(5e 
St^euwen ouS unb fonben ntc^ts. Set SSauer te^up' 
lete fteif unb feft, er fflttete (eine $ferbe nin: mit bent 

215 fauent $eu, baS in ber 9IS^e aufgefd^ii^ tnai unb tnir 

fitc unfere $fetbe mirtlti^ p fc^Iet^t f^en. 3)a lam 

mir bet ®ebonfe, boS gefuc^ gutter f Bnne Bietteul&t im 

SEeCet ftecfen. 

Sits ic^ ben ^auS^ecrn anfddrie : " Od est la cave J" 

220 i!rf(^tat et ft^tlic^. 3)teS torn etn giited B^^- ^^ 
anaiin gins atiet trD| feineS SntfegenS oorauS unb 
fii^rte unS in einen fd&Bnen grolot better. 3n bemfet 
belt ftanben eine eange Siei^e ftottlii^et Seinffijfer. 
'J^on ^aSxo. ttmt nirgenbs ettuaS ju felien. IS^e u^ nut 

225 eine Semerhtng iifiet ben SEein maiden fonnte, etjfil^Ue 
bee Sauei fe^ ctfrig, ba^ bet gauge ^n^att feinet 
Sdffet Td^on requiriett tuotben fei unb bie(e[6en boD' 
iDininen teer toaren. ^vx SBeftaftiflung feinet Sorte 
brefite ei fi^neQ einige $a^nen l^erum unb X\t% fie offen 

23Q ftel)cn. Se torn n>itf[i^ nit^ts ^ecauS. SRein S^ 
oauteger traute ober ber @a^ nid(it rei^t, benn bet 
MnKitI bet Sfiffer ^atte i^m orbenrtii^ SJurft gentai^t. 
@r no^ bent ^anjofen bte Sateme auS ber $anb, 
treteui^tete jebefl gafi, bre^te felbft jeben ^a^nen einifle- j 

235 male ^entm unb tlofifte nrit bem @fibelgriff an berfd^ I 

Oh. V,] A DRY WINE. S7 

bene ©tcHcn. 5)cr Xon Hang md^t ^o% aber and) 
nid^t fo, toit toenn aSein in ben gciffern toaxt. Sa 
tcud^tete ber S:]^et)aule9er plo^fid^ auf ben S3oben unb 
l^ob ettoag auf. ^terauf lam er ju un§, jetgte mix in 
feiner ^anb einige ^aferliJrnet; l^ielt fie bann bent 240 
SBaucm unter bie Siafe unb rief luftig : „ Sa fd^au l^er 
^ifang I S)a ift ia avoine." ^iefeg SBort !cnnt nam- 
lid^ ieber SatjaHerift, feit toxx in gtanfreid^ finb. 

SBir ton^itn je^t genau, in ben fjciffem tear ^afer. 
S)cr SSaner leugnete aud^ nid^t toeiter, toir fud^ten unb 245 
fanbcn im ^aufe ©fide unb luben auf, fot)iet toir 
fonnten* S)ic meiften S&ffcr toaren ia t)ottftanbig mit 
^afer angefiiHt Site id^ auf ber ©l^auffee t)on ®t %\) 
nai) ^aufe ful^r, begegnete id^ Santeraben t)on ben 
braunen §ufaren, bic an^ Drieang lamen. @ie frugen 250 
mid^ gleid^, too id^ ben §afcr gefunben l^abe. 3d^ tjer* 
rict eg i^nen aber nid^t, benn tocnn toir nod^ lange in 
biefer ©egenb bleiben, fo toerbe id^ nod^ oft frol^ fein, 
cin SKagajin ju toiffen, bag bie ^errcn Sauatteriften 
nod^ nid^t auggetoittert l^aben unb ba§ loir fiir unferen 255 
©tab red^t gut braud^en lonnen. 


A RiDE IN THE Dark— NOVBMBBB 2Z TO 23, I870. 

[The position of the Germans in Orleans soon becanle very 
critical, and General von det Tann, obeying orders from Ver- 
sailles, left the town and on November 9 fought the French at 
Coulmierg against terrible odds, made a masterly retreat, and 
on Nfjvember 10 took up a strong position at Toury on the 
toad Icj Paris. From this date til] the retaking of Orleans 
un December 4 there was continual fighting or skirmishiDg — 
'Tagtaglich krachte es'. OnNovember 17 at Dreux, November 
21 at la Fourche and Thiron-Gardais, and on 2Zd Nogent-le- 
Kolrovi was occupied. On the night of the 2zd took place 
the Ordonnani-Ritt of this chapter.] 

5?n>5 Jteffen oom SIogentte'SRDttou toot borufier, 
Xer geinb jog fi(^ in bet Mi^tung auf 2e SRon* juruif, 
iDo |iit eine gatije neue franjSftfci^e Slrtnee angefantmelt 
I)aben follte. Urn ben ge^i^lagenen ©egner enetgifc^ ju 
S betfolgen unb mcgli^ft Biel lerroin gegen bie genannte 
Stabt ju geminnen, er^ielt unfete iSrigabe ben SBefe^t 
tTD§ Oer fi^on eintretenben 3)unlet^eit noi^ bid in bie 
J4 Silnmeter entfetnte ©tabt £a %ktik fflSmatb noc» 
juriiilcn unb lefetere ju ne^men. 
10 SI§ niein 31 ja^geS ^etj bie(en %fe^t oenia^m, 
liiipiic e^ toor SBergnilgen, benn rin ffotteS Slni^tgefedit 

I • 


ftanb nod^ nid^t auf ntcinem ?onft rcd^t ftattfid^cn 
SRcfltftcr. 3)ic gif^wbe toQr t)erQeBcng: „Seuttiant 
Sianera/' ricf mir namKd^ bcr ®cncral ju: „@ic 
bictben glctd& l^tcr beint 5)it)iftongftaB unb bringcn unS 1 5 
ben S3efel^I fiir morgen." 

,, 3u Sef e^I, ^crr ©cneral I " 

3n ber ©tabt ging eg laut ju. Slufeer ber 2. unb 4. 
Ba^cr. 3nf.»95rigabe toaren ber ©tab ©r. ffigl. ^ol^eit 
be§ ©rofe^erjogS t)on aJledEIenburg, jener be§ ©enerate 20 
d. b. 2ann nnb unfer Sit)tfiongftab l^tcr einquartiert. 
Sennod^ fanb id^ fiir metn ^ferb unb ba§ meine^ 
®]§et)aulcger§, ber mir ber Sorjd^rift gentftfe al§ 
Drbonnanjreiter bcigcgeben ft)ar, einen ganj anftdn* 
btgen ©tall, toa^renb id^ felbft ntid^ auf einent SiHarb 25 
im SSorjimnter beg rafd^ etablterten 5)itnfiongbureaug 
einrtd^tete* gd^ ft)ar fd^nett eingefd^Iafen. SBenn man 
erft 21 galore alt, 12 ©tunben im ©attel gefeffen ift 
unb toeife, bafe ber Sefel^I tjor 2—3 ©tunben nid^t 
ju ertoartcn fte^t, bann fd^Idft man in boiler Uniform 30 
mit umgefd^naHtem ©abel unb 3ieboIt)cr ouf cinem 
blanlen S3iHarb fo gut, toic oft in Sriebengjeitcn nid^t 
im Sett. 

SRad^tg 1 Ul^r rief ber 5)ibifiongabjutant bic ^crren 
ju fid^ unb btftierte ben Sefel^I fiir ben lommenben Sag, 35 
bem jufolge unfere SBrtgabe morgen friili, b. 1^. l^cutc 



fru^ 8 U^r Bet Silatneg la ©rognaig bcrcit fte^cn 
mujstc, urn ct)entucll baS SSorbringcn bcr frattjdfifd^cn 
Slmicc t)on Ic aJlan^ ju tjerl^mbeni* SlufecrbcTn mugtc 

40 vS) ben Scfcl^l an bag in 3Walc ftel^cnbe S3atatIlon beg 
3nfantcrte»Sctbrcgtnicntg abgebcn* 5punlt l^alb 2 Ul^r 
ritt id^ ab. 5)ic Siad^t ft)ar fo finfter, ba^ vc^g:^ totrflid^ 
lanm btc ^anb tjor ben Stugen fal^, Sd^ crtnnerc ntid^ 
nid^t, jc tt)iebcr cine fold^c ©unleC^cit auf frcicm gclbc 

45 cricbt }u l^abcn. @l^c id^ in ben ©attel ftieg, oricnticrte 
id^ mid^ nod^ einntal genau auf mcincr Sartc nnb frug 
mcincn ©l^euaulcgcr, ob er Stobl^iJIjer bci ftd^ l^abc. 
„ gatool^I genug", tear bic Slnttoort. „ ®ut. S)atttt 

50 3^ ^tttte mir genau gcntcrit, \iix% id^ cttoa 3 ^Io» 
meter t)on Stogcnt aug in cinen grofeen SBalb I&nte, 
nad^ ettt)a 7 Silometcm ben SBciler Sc ®ibet, too eS 
red^tg abging, |)affiercn ntiiffe, unb nad^ ungeffil^r 11 
Silometcm bcr SBalb auf]^5rc. 

55 3Bir trabten log, id^ OieHcid^t 2—3 ©d^rittc boraug, 
bcr ®^ct)aulegcr l^inter mir l^cr. %\t ©trafee toar fcl^r 
gut, abcr !ein ©tern toarf cincn leud^tenbcn ©d^immer 
l^crab. 2)od^ l^attc bcr l^eQc ®runb bcr Q^^auffee fid^ 
einige S^t immcr nod^ notbilrftig ericnncn lafferi. 

60 9htn ^drte aud^ bicg auf. 3d^ l^iclt unb nal^m ^artc 
unb U^r ^craug. 

Oh. VI.] MORE LIGHT/ 6i 

,; ©^ctjaulcgcr, cin Stoi^^oljd^cn." 

3lci6) etniflcn mtfeglildftcn SSerfud^cn bronntc enblid^ 
cineS: \6) erianntc, \>o!^ toir 14 SKitmten gcritten 
toarcn unb fal^ red^tg unb Knfg 93duntc. 65 

,, So, bic ©ad^c ftintmt. 3cfet ftnb tptr int 3BaIb. 
JRutt l^eifet eg bic Dl^ren f^)ifeen* ©obalb @tc cttoag 
l^orcn, ft)a§ c8 aud^ fet, madden @tc mtd^ aufmcrlfam/' 

,, Satool^I, $crr Sciitnant." 

„ Sllfo tjortoartg I " 70 

SaCnfangS rittett toxx ©d^rtti ©pfitcr terfud^tcn toxx 
etncn Heincn Srab, bcr aber fel^r furg tourbc, toetl bic 
5(5ferbe aud^ ben Soben nid^t fallen unb fc^r tjorftd^tig 
auftratcn, unb tpcil toxx, nm fie t)or bent gaffen ju be* 
tpal^ren, untoittfilrlid^ bicSugd fel^r angejogen l^atten. 75 
©turnm ging eg bal^in, teite ©d^ritt, teil8 3otteItrab, 
cttoa cine l^albe ©tnnbe fo fort 5)er l^artc Slang 
ber ^uffd^Wge auf ber ©trafee xoax ntir ber S3ett)ei§, 
ba^ id^ nid^t feittoart^ ablam. 5)a id^ aug bcr 
3)nnlel]^eit eriannte, ba^ id^ mid^ nod^ intmer int^o 
3Baib befinben miiffe, fo tourbe ntir bic ©ad^c ettoag 
unl^eintlid^, benn nad^ ntciner SBered^nnng fottte id^ 
fd^on Wngft ben SBeiler Se ®ibct erreid^t l^abcn. 3Bir 
jitnbeten toieber cin ©trcid^l^olj on unb leud^teten urn* 
^ ; abcr nid^t^ ate S3Suntc. 3bm licfe id^ ben ®^c* ^5 
boulcger, toSl^rcnb id^ fein 5Pfcrb fftl^rtc, an ber ©cite 


bet @traBe entlang ge'Eien, urn etnen ber alle 100 3Retec 
nufgsfteHten aBatfiminflSfteine ju finben. fflaft mar 
cin fpl(f)er ermd^t; et ttug bie 8o^I 2. ®ing nun bie 

90 9!uininertetung eon Se 9Kane ou8, jo mufete bet nat^fte 
1 unb bet aSmifidifte bie DoQe Silometetja^l mit Stn= 
gobe ber nai^ften Stabt jeigen. @S roor rnit^ fo. 9Jac^ 
200 anetem fonben totr benn ben ffilometetftetn, auf 
befjen einer ©eile So 2f^rt6 SB^marb unb ouf ber 

95 anbem Slogent te Slotrou ftanb. %\t Siltimetetjotil 
abet Ivor auSgetra|t. 9hin mar ii^ gaitj auf bent 
ntten gl^il unb ttjufete jttiot, ba§ ii^ mii^ auf ber ret^len 
Stvage tiefanb, obei nic^t too. Wa. moc^ten un$ 
iDieber auf ben aSJeg unb trabten meiter. Dloi^ lurjer 

lOD 3eit jllnbeteu toil son neuem ein SAub^flfji^en on unft 
fa^en ju meiner flr&feten 3reube an ber ©tra^e einen 
3aun. 9ioi^ einige SJleter weiter unb mit ftanben Dor 
einem4«uiS- 3)ie genfter moren mit gd^etliiben gt 
fiitoffen. %^ brtlngte mein SPferb bi(^t tferan, fi^tug 

105 mit bem SReDolDerlotben on ben Soben unb rief laut 
„ Eh, li bas ! " ®8 hiar WeS ber tanMduftge Slnruf. 
Seine Sntrtiort. 

%tt ^eoauleget jAnbete ein 3^ni>^i>^ uai$ bent 
(inbetn on jum Seu^en. 3(^ rief; "Y-a-t'il quel- 

iioqu'un dedans)" SBteber fetne Sintwott. Do ful^t 
i^ mit bem IRebolDer an ben eingetnen g&i^ent beS 


Sabcn^ auf unb ab, toaS ctnen ^cibenlfimi inad^tc, 
iinb Tttctn K^cuauleger fd^int|)ftc unb flud^tc, \oa% er 
lonntc, aber nicl^tg rul^rtc fid^ brinnen, SBir l^iclten 
bei unfem elegantcn Seud^ten, bic ieben SlugcnbKdE 115 
iDtebcr erlofd^en, Umfd^au* gebod^ Ictn anberc^ ^au^ 
loeit unb breit* gd^ fel^rte ju meinem Saben juriicf 
unb bad^tc, id^ tottt fd^on J^eraugbelomnten, ob jcntanb 
in bcr J&flttc tool^nt. Sarauf ftedftc id^ nftmlid^ rul^tg 
bic SOliinbung ntcine§ 3ficUoIuer§ jtoifd^cn jtoei Sdbcn«i2o 
fad^cr l^inburd^, rtd^tete bicfclbe fo l^od^, bafe ba§ ®e* 
fd^o§ inncn oben an bic S)cdc gcl^cn ntufetc nnb — 
briirftc ab. 

Souttt it)ar bcr bnrd^ bic ftittc 9tad^t brSl^ncnbc ©d^ufe 
t)cr]^allt, ba ging c§ brinncn Io§ : " Oh mon Dieu, mon 125 
Dieu ! Oh nous sommes perdus 1 Oh quel malheur ! 
Oh ne tirez plus " tt.f.tP. n» 

gd^ jog mid^ mit mcincm ©^cuaulcgcr cinigc ©d^rittc 
jurfldE unb bcfal^I bent 3tift)o^ncr, fofort mit cincr 
Satcrnc ju crfd^cincn. 3Rit gcfpanntcm 3fict)otocr 130 
toartctc id^, totx nun ^craugfomnicn tocrbc. SRad^ 
einigcn ©cfunbcn, todl^rcnb tocld^cr ntan cine graucn* 
ftimmc intmcr mcl^r bitten ]^5rtc, bcr " cher mari " folic 
bod^ nid^t l^inau^gcl^cn^ cntftanb Sid^t unb glcid^ barauf 
erfd^icn aud^ untcr bcr Xl^ur cin alter 95aucr, bcr 135 
nid^tg anl^attc ate cin ^emb unb bic lanbcSublid^c 


^■iil^fetmiitfe ouf bem ftopfe. 3n bet red^ten 4ianti 
tnig n eine Satente. Untet ber Xtiflr btieft ec fte^en 
unti rief mil $ot^D8 in We Sluii&t ^inein : " A present, 

140 je sTiis pr@t !" 

^i) mufete mitHt(^ lad^, al8 id^ ben Sllten jitlenib 
roie ^^eaXauh nnb etloottenb, bafe er jejt umge6co(§l 
Kerbe, fo Bor mit fte^en (q^. SRu^ig Derfotgte \^ 
nieiuen SReDotoer unb madite bem SSauern liti^Hge 

145 ^ottoittfe, Weil er nt(^t fofoirl fleantwortet ^ebt. ©r 
be^Qiilrtete, bie Surt^t ^6e i^m bie Se^Ie jugefc^niirt. 
9iun fiug ic^ loie fein ^o\ Eietge, unb erfu^r, ba^ er 
ju CT^ateaurouE geliflre. So war i^ a\\a burrfi Se ®i6et, 
Don bem nxir eintge ^fiufer an bet ©trn&e ponben, 

150 buic^gelommen, oline ti bemertt gu Eiaben. ^c^ frug 
nieiter na^ bem SBege nat^ aJiate. Ungeffi^r 400 
^Stcler tilcflDSrlg {oQte er abbiegen. Sofott jmong i^ 
belt Sauera, ber teim SSorljalten beiS SteDoIoetS 6ei' 
notjc bie 2ateme fallen fie|, (o wie er mar mitjuge^en 

155 wnb JU leni^ten, 6iS Wtr ben Seitenweg gefunben fatten. 
Sr gab natiirltc!^ nac§ unb marfi^ieite in (einem ein- 
fa^en Softftm DorauS, lua^renb mic folgten. greilii^ 
bauerte mid^ ber arme S^eufel, benn bamalS am 22. 
9ioiienitier in bem fo lolten SBtnter Don 1870 glei^ 

160 iaiti auS bem marmen Sette gefc^offen ya. toerben unb 
bann in §emb unb Bit'felmfitK fif einw ffilometet 


auf bcr Sanbftrafec marfd^iercn ju mflffcn, ift gctolg 
fein ®<)a6* SHIctn l^dttc tc^ i^n jum Slnllcibcn log^^ 
flclaffcn, f toSrc cr faint fcincr fd^5ttcrcn ^Mftc jcbenf alls 
burd^ cine ^intcrtpr enttoifd^t nnb td^ l^fittc bag 9iad^« 165 
fcl^cn gel^abt. 

®er ©cttcntocfl tear balb crrcid^t 3)cr Saner lel^nte 
fiolj meincn 3)anl fflr bie gnte Sill^rnnfl ab nnb ber 
@^ct)anleger nnb td^ jotteltcn rnl^tg meiter. Salb 
nrngten n)ir mieber ©d^rttt reitcn, benn ein nberpngcnber 1 70 
Stocig l^atte mtd^ beinal^e ox& bem ©attel getoorfcn. 
SRnn fal^ man toteber bnd^ftabfid^ ntd^t einntal bie ^anb 
tror ben Slngen; \d\x mnfeten nn^ ganj ben 5Pferben 
ilberlaffcn, 3)iefc fanben ftd^ aber" jnred^t nnb nad^ 
tiXooi einer SStertelftnnbe erfannte id^ 0:^ ber ettoag 175 
gcringcren Snnlell^eit, toeld^e toenigften^ einen granen 
©d^immer jn meinen Sufe^ti crfenncn Ite^, bag toir in 
einer Sid^tnng angefontmen n^aren nnb nniS nod^ anf 
^vcx SBege befanben^ Sinn mngte id^ gleid^ in SWale 
fein. 5piopd^ ert5nte ettoa 50 SOleter t)or mir ein 180 
Ianteg„^altl SBerba?" 

S)a niein erfd^rodfeneS ?Pferb einen ©eitenfpmng 
mad^tc, l^atte id^ nid^t gleid^ geanttoortet nnb — paff 
fnalltc ber ©d^nfe beg ?Pofteng nnb bag ®efd^o§ ging, 
bem ?Pfeifett nad^ jn fd^Uegen, bid^t fiber meinen Sopf 185 
meg. Slnd^ \t%i gab id^ bem ?Poften leine t)orfd^riftg= 



mdfeiflc Slttttoort. Sin mctncm ,, aJKOioneii-Sotttter* 
ttjctter " u.f»tov 'tio^^ nun loSbrad^, mcrltc cr obcr fofott, 
bafe cin SDcutfd^er t)or il^m ftcl^c unb tjcrlangte gar nid^t 

190 tttcl^r Sofunfl unb gdbflcfd^rct. 

Sd^ n)ar rtd^tig in SDtale angelangt 3)er @d^u^ 
l^attc ben grofecn SSortcil, bafe cine ^PatrouiHc im 
Sauffd^ritt anfam, unb id^ alfo fofort cincn Sfii&^cr in 
bag Duarticr beg Sataitton^f ommanbcuri^ fanb. ®icfcr 

195 njar fd^on xo(m&j, ba il^m jtcin ?Poftcn ben ©d^ufe gentelbct 
l^atte. SBeiter aber tear, fot)ieI id^ bemerfen fonnte, 
leinc befonbcre Unrul^e im Drtc entftanben^ 3d^ gab 
\itxi Sefcl^I ab, orientierte mid^ toieber auf meiner 
Sartc unb fal^ nad^ ber Ul^r. @g tear 3J getoorben, 

[The ride is continued southwards towards La Fert^, and in 
the midst of ' Egyptian darkness ', an ominous rustling in the 
woods is heard ; the lieutenant's revolver goes off by accident, 
and his ^et ba? receives no answer ; he fires a couple of shots 
in the direction of the noise ; retreating steps are heard, and 

then all is still. ,, Hlfo biteb ntc^td ^\>x\(^, M t)ortt)drt^ )u 

tettcn." At last they reached the highroad and a point where 
it divided (eine @tra$engabelung). The Chevauleger had 

lost his matches ; the lieutenant, not being a smoker, had none. 

i, 2Bad t Jun ? " He found a finger-post (ein SegtoeifetpfaJI), 
but no fingers ! „ OJ, bu ffltfotglicjet granftiteut !"] 

200 9iad^ einiger ^txi lanten toir^ ber Sl^et^auleger unb 
id^, flbcrein, einfad^ bie 5Pfcrbe auf gut ©lildf laufen 

OIL yt] A DEAD STOP, 67 

ju laffeti. SBtr ffll^rtcn fie mcl^rerc ©d^ritte juriirf, 
fafectt auf utib rittcn an. SWcin fRctp^JC toanbtc jtd^ 
re^tg, bcr ©l^ctjaulcgcr f olgtc : alfo rittcn toir rcd^tg. 

^i) l^attc fctnc SH^nung mcl^r, tucld^c ©tunbc ciJ mol^I 205 
fein lonntc nnb too loir toarcn. ©ajn tear eg cm* 
:pfinbU(i^ lalt nnb ci5 bcgann cin fcincr Sicgcn. 3n 
fcincr rofigcn ©timmnng ritt id^ \f> mcitcr. 
„ ^crr Sentnant I " 

„ §01^0 1 aBaSfltbt'g?" 210 

,, ^crr Sentnant, bort l^intcn xtij/i^ brennt cin Sid^t." 
3ci& l^iclt ; mal^rl^aftig, ci5 mar cin Sid^t. 3)ic ©ad^c 
ttinrbc tmmcr crnftcr nnb nnl^cimltd^er. @rft t)or 
einigcn lagcn tear nniS t)on ben SWedHcnbnrgcrn bicnft» 
lid^ mitgctcilt toorben, bag anf Scfcl^I bcr ?PrafcItcn in 215 
bcr ?pcrd^c anf alien ffiird^tilrmcn anf bcr ©cite gcgcn 
bie granjofcn jn fo tang cine Satemc brcnnen mngtc, 
big bcr Drt t)on 3)cntfd^cn befcfet tonrbc. 3)atan 
crlanntcn bic granjofcn bci Siad^t, toic tocit toir t)t)r* 
gebmngcn toaren. Seim ©intritt bcr bcntfd^cn ©pifecn 220 
in bag 3)orf crtofd^ fofort bic Satcrnc. 2lm lagc 
tjcrfal^cn bic gcl^cnbcn nnb ))I6^Kd^ ftcl^cnblcibcnbcn 
SBinbmftl^Icn fo langc ben glcid^cn 3)icnft, big fie cine 
bcntfd^e ^atroniUe anjiinbetc nnb bamit bag ganje 
^jraftifd^c ©ignalificren bcenbetc. 225 

S)a| mir nnn bag rcd^tg riidto&rtg brennenbe Sid^t 


al@ eiit angene^mciS Ztx^ta erf<^ien, tDtntte id^ ni^t 
be^auptm. 33ort waten Qlfo ftani5fi(ti&e ItuplJen otwr 
intc Slaueni, jebenfaQS aber leine 3)eutfd^eii. Unb too 

230 ronr i(§? ©08 mufeten W SSfltter, id| nii^. 

SaS ^alf aber oHeS ©rttbein? ^urild an bte 
@a&etung unb ben anbeten Seg berfui^en, ^fitte midi 
ju Die! Sett grfoftet Subem (i^ien ba8 Sit^t etoa 
einen kilometer entfernt ju frin. SSielteit^t toor eS 

235 ienleitsbet^nifne? Sltfo oormSrlSI 

aSieber ttabten wn: einige 3"* fort, ^pw^firfi ^telt 
raetn Sappe, tein @;)Oimfto6 brat^te i^n writer. %ix 
entbecfte i(^ aud^, bal bet bie ©trafee borjieltenbe grane 
Strrifen auff|5rte unb eine buntle @teQe eifennbar 

24° tDurbe. @o, bo(^te t(^ mir, bo t(t toieber etnmal, roie 
an ^unbett @teQen in ber Seauce nnb $eti^, bte 
@tra|e abgegiaben. ^ flteg bom $ferb unb tDolItt 
mit bent gufe oorfic^tig ben ©robentanb erforfi^en, 
Sa ftiefe ii§ an einen SBtper. 3^ bin matir^aftig 

245 erji^ioien ; bann toiptterte idi mit ntrinet @StieI|iiietbe. 
'^itlli^, eS mat ein 2Renii^. ffitn Slat^greifen mit ber- 
$anb iibeijeugte mid^, bag berfelbe tot unb ^eif fet. 
$atb ^atte t(^ an feiner @eite eine fransBftfc^e ^atagan^ 
fc^etbe wnb neben feinem ffiopfe etn fiSptJi gefunben. 

250 Soft El^Ht t(^ toot ^ergnfigen (aut aufjoudijen m9gen, 
beitn jet^t tmitbe mil Hat, bag id^ auf bem redgten Skge 


fetn ntu^te, S^benfaQiS l^atten bte Srangofen nid^t 
ctnen bcr Sl^riflcn fcttft crfd^offcn unb l^ier mitten auf 
ber ©trafec Itcgcn laffcn, ® mufetc atfo unferc 
SBrtgabe auf ben Setnb gefto^en fein unb etn Ileine^ 255 
®efcd^t getiefert l^aben. Unterbeffen l^atte ber @^c* 
Douleger entbedt, ba§ bte Strode untjerfel^rt jtet unb 
v^axi red^tiS unb fin{i^ an bem Xoten letd^t t)orbei lonne. 
SBtr ftiegen toieber in bte ©attel unb trabten rtet 
frfil^Iid^cr unb leid^ter ate tjorl^cr toeitcr. S)cr SRegen 260 
ttjurbc ftSrler, bagcgen toid^ bic ftrcngc SunleC^eit att* 
tn&l^Itd^ etner freiltd^ nod^ fel^r grauen SRorgenbSnt^ 
nterung* 5Run criannte id& cin KetneiS ^SuiSd^en. glott 
looHtcn toxx tjorbeitraben, ba <)I8feIid^ ttJieber ein fd^arfc^ 
„ $alt I SBer ba?" bag mid^ ju einer fd^nettcn l^cftigcn 265 
$arabe unb ju fd^Ieuntgftem ^alten jmang. (Singeben! 
bcr (£rf al^rung t)on 3KaIc rtcf id^ fof ort : „ Drbonnanj* 
Dffijicr ber 3. Srigabe." 


,,aBaa— " 270 

,,a3fld&fe. Sifi^er^eranl" 

Sd& gel^ord^te^ 

,,^altl getbgefc^rei ! " 

,, ®corg»" 

n Setbgcf d^ret rid^tig. 5Paf ficrt. " 275 

SBie id^ frol^ mar, mieber beutfd^e SBorte ju l^oren, 


fann mon ft(^ benlen. 9bin fntg u^ ben ^often: 
„ 9Jon nieWiem SeBtni™' P"* ©ie?" 

„ Swetftes, $err Seutnant." 
aSo „Sroi)o. 3)a8 ift ja au80^(^net. Somme iii& bmn 

„ 3o bie @tabt ift oielleid^t nod^ rinen ^lometetr 

entfetnt. ^ier redEitS ift @t. Slntoine be Sm^fort. 

^a liegl unfer Segiment ; mir finb ba ^etauS bertegt 

285 loDcben, Weit in ber ©labt bie ©efangcnen unb 33et= 

iimnbeten ttntergeEpiai^t ftnb. 

„ Sermunbete? ®o6 e8 benn ein gcofeeiS ©efec^t?" 

„3att)of|I, §en: fieulnant. SRac^tS ^nlb 12 U^c 

Fiiiiien iDtr ^tei an. ©c^on iDetter Dome icurben ctnige 

29° aSobilgorbeit iiberrafi^t unb ert^offen. 3n bet ©lobt 

felfaft ^aben h)ir 4 feinblic^e SBotaiKone iiberrafdjt. 

^e[)i al8 700 Wtaxin finb gefangen genommen." 


„ $ei nn§ nit^t %ai 1. SageibataiQon Ivai an bet 
29s 'Si?\%t unb (oil jtentfid^ Detloren ^aben. Slber gtan- 
jDjen finb biele gefalten." 


„ etma BJ U^r." 

„ @e|l bie ©ttafee immet getobe au«?" 
300 „ ^a, bis auf ben ^a\c^i^la% in la gfert^. %m\ ift 
nu[^ bfi Stigabeftab rinquortieit" 



,, 2)an!c. ®utc Siad^t" 

Suftig unb frol^en SJhite^ trabte td^ nun ber @tabt 
jtt» Stt tocntgen SKinutcn ttjar ntctn ^vt\ crreid^t. 
S)en jum Scfel^C^oIcn antoefcnben Unteroffijicrcn bil* 3^5 
ttcrtc id^ nur : „ Urn 7 Ul^r frfll^ pcl^t bic Srigabc in 
!Renbejt)ou^fteIIung am ©iibau^gang t)on 2a Sert6 ^ 
d^ctjal bcr ©tragc nad^ Ic SKang." — „ 3^^ Wnnt ab* 
gcl^ctt I " 

S)ann iibcrgab id^ ben augfill^riid^cn Scfel^I bcmsio 
Ocncralftab^offijicr, bcr fofort aufftanb unb tl^n cingc* 
l^cnb ftubicrtc. 3d^ tcgtc mid^ feincr Slufforbcrung 
folgcnb anf fctn Sagcr unb fd^Kcf aud^, trofe ©tiefel 
unb ©porn, fofort cin. 9lad& ctner l^albcn ©tunbc 
njurbc td^ fd^on toicbcr gctocdfi @i5 tear f7 Ul^r. 315 
SKctn Surfd^c brad^te mir mcin jtoeitcg ^JJferb unb id^ 
njdijtc mid^ nod^ rcd^t miibc toicbcr in ben ©attel. 
©tloag 8rot unb ©d^napg toar bag frugalc grill^ftutf. 
3luf bcm SRcnbcjtJOuSpIafe mcintc bcr ®encral, id^ l^dttc 
in ber le^tcn Slad^t bod^ cttoaiS lange gebraud^i Site 320 
cr abcr l^drtc, bafe id^ crft um l^alb 2 Ul^r in Siogcnt 
abrciten lonnte unb nod^ nad^ SKalc rciten mugtc, tear er 
jufrieben unb frug nur : „ $abcn ©ic bag Slcft in biefer 
bttuHcn Slad^t aud^ gefunbcn?" 

„ yXf $err ©cncraL" 325 

Samit toar t)on biefcnt 9iitte nie mel^r bic 9tebc. 


3d) tifllte noc^ mand^' onbere in ben SJejentber- 
fc^Iai^tcn, biele ntttten binil^ baS feinbtii^ Seuer, 
inat^cn ntftffen, aber bei leinem empfanb ii% ein fo 
o unt){iintt(^ed @efa^t, oTS bomals tm SSalbe Dim Se 
®i6et fluf bet ©trafee gegen Se SRonS, ba id^ ni(^ me^r 
lou^te, mo ti$ tuac. 



The Second Capture of Orleans, Dec. 3 and 4, 1870. 

[As already mentioned, the covering armies of the Germans 
were continually on the move in the Perche and Beauce from 
November 10 to December i. They were commanded suc- 
cessively by General von der Tann, the Grossherzog von Meck- 
lenburg, and Prince Friedrich Karl, *der rote Prinz,' whose 
forces, the ii. Armee, had been set free by the capitulation 
of Metz on October 28, 29. 

Nov. 28. — The stubborn battle of Beaune la Rolande. 

Dec. I. — Battle of Villepion. 

Dec. 2. — Battle of Loigny-Poupry. 

Dec. 3, 4. — Engagements leading to and resulting in the 
second occupation of Orleans.] 

©d^ott bcr aSeginn beg 3. 5)ejcmbcrS toox fd^aurig 
gcnug. SBStr mu^tcn iibcr bag gcftrige ©d^lad^tfclb 
marfd^tcrctt. S)a fal^ eg toirfltd^ filrd^terlid^ om^. Stg 
in bie tiefe SunleC^eit l^atte ja bcr ftantpf gebauert. 
Sangc nod^ fud^ten bic unermilbfid^cn SSrjte, Dffijierc 5 
unb Scute ber ©amtatgfontpamcn nad^ ben SScr= 
lounbctctt, alletn tjtele tourben nid^t mcl^r gcfunbcn, 
toeil fie leine ^aft gel^abt l^atten, pd^ benterHid^ ju 
ntctd^en ober t^oriibergel^enb in Ol^nmad^t lagen unb filr 
geftorben gotten. SBer aber big jum ?lbenb nid^t unter 10 


%Oii!^ gcbrad^t toorbcn tear, ber criag ber furd^tbarcn 
ff&Itc, bic nod^ morgcn^ 7J Ul^r, ate btc Srigabe in 
Eendez-vous-StcIlung aufmarfd^icrtc, cttt)a 16<> R Be* 
trug. @g ift nun gemig t)cr^ct]^Itd^, ba§ unfcrc Scute 

IS am Slbenb unb in ber Siad^t t)or aHem nad^ unferen 
etgenen SSerttJunbeten fud^ten. Siid^t, bafe fie bie geitiDe, 
toddle il^nctt gerabe im SBege lagen, ilberfel^en unb 
{d^u^IoiS in @d^nee unb @tS gelaffen l^atten. 2)iefe 
tourben ebenfo mitgenomnten, mic il^re ba^erifd^en 

20 ^ameraben, aber xaexi fud^te bod^ t)or aQem iene P&^e 
<&f too l^ellblauc Unifomten bejcugten, ba§ l^ier in 
crfter Sinie Sa^crn gcfaHcn, todl^renb bie gtangofen, 
bie an anberen ©tcllcn bid^ter lagen, fpftter aud^ gel^olt 
ttjerben jtoHten. ©d^Iieglid^ l^iJrte aber bie Seiftung^ 

25 f&l^igleit ber abgel^cfeten ©anitfttiSfoIbaten auf ; man 

mu^te ben nftd^ften aRorgen abtoarten. 3)er fam. aber 

SSerttJunbete gab t% nid^t mel^r, alle toaren erfroren, tot. 

Siid^t tt)cit augerl^alb Soign^ l^inter einer §cdfe lag 

ein iunger franjfififd^er Dffijier. ®r l^atte eine 5pi^oto* 

30 grapl^ie in ber ftarrcn $anb ; bai^ gefd^Ioffene Huge 
toar nod^ barauf gcrid^tct. 3d^ ritt l^in unb erlannte 
ein toeibKd^cg $ortrdt. SSieHeid^t feine Sraut, beren 
Silb er beim ©d^eine ber brennenben ^ufer tjon 
Soign^ toaJ^rfd^eintid^ nod& einmal fel^en tooOte. Sa 

35 briidfte i^m bic R&Ite bie Stugen ju ; er fd^Iief ein, urn 


nid^t mel^r ju ertoad^en. Sin anberer mit jerfd^offenem 
Suge lag auiSgeftretft auf bent St&den nnb l^atte bie 
$anbe junt ®e6et onf ber SSruft gefaltet. %ud^ er 
fd^ficf, abcr fnr etotfl. 

®n|enbc — ncin l^bcrtc bon fd^anrigcn 3;obc^4o 
bilbem traten 6et bent SOtarfd^e fiber Sotgn^; SSiQonr^ 
unb lerrcnoire uni5 t)or Slugen* SBtr toarcn ja l^art 
gen)orben; abet biefer SlnbfidC erfd^iitterte bod^ bie ®e» 
ntflter, benn jeber ntngte jtd^ fagen, tt)irft bu l^cnte nnr 
leid^t t^ermnnbet unb man finbet bid^ ntd^t red^tjeitiQ; 45 
bann ift e§ an^ ntit bit; bann ntn^t bn erfricren im 
®ig ber Seauce, fern ber ^eintat, bie gcrabe in fold^cn 
SWontenten ant t)erIodfenbften tninft. 

aSar t^ biefe fd^anrige Untgebnng ober toax ed ba§ 
al^nenbe &t\iX% metd^eg un^ neue blutige ffiSmpfe t)or* 50 
l^erfagte, id^ metg nid^t^ tna^ bie @d^ulb trug, bag l^eute 
bie ©ataillone fo fKH unb emft be« SBegeg jogen* 
8lud^ bie ?Pfcrbe lit^tn bie ffiSpfe l^fingen* S)te amten 
trcnen liere l^atten \o hunger, tnaren fo ntube unb 
nittfeten fo fel^r frieren, benn jaunbflrre, abgel^efete ft5r^ 55 
ptx fBnnen bie SMte nid^t niel^r gut ertragen. 

3n icner Stxt ^ait id) gelemt, ntid^ felbft ganj ju 
t)ergeffen» S)er Smft ber Sage nal^nt aQe ®ebanlen in 
Kuffmid^. ^an lam fid^ nur ali^ ein IleineiS Stdbd^en 
ciner grofeen SRafd^ine bor, ba« cben l^alf, bag ba§ 60 


ganjc SBcrf ging. Shin l^anbcltc eg ftd^ cinfad^ barum, 
tote t)iele Sl&bd^en man entfcrnen lonnte, ol^ne \>Ci^ 
arbeiteu ber flattjen aRafd^tnerte i\m ©td^en ju brtngen. 
SBir glaubtctt letneiS mel^r entbel^ren ju fOnnett unb 

65 bod^ tnugten totr nod^ t)tele l^ergeben unb bod^ Kef bag 
SBerl immer nod^. @g tear ebcn etn SWetftcrtoerl, gut 
erbad^t unb gut auggcarbeitet unb l^ielt jufammen, fettft 
ate ber aJleifter felbft, unfer t)on ber lann, meinte, eg 
fei ntd^t mel^r m5gltd^. 

70 SBtr toaren red^t frol^, ate toxx enblid^ bag ©d^Iad^t* 
felb t)on gepem l^inter ung l^atten^ S)te Suft xoox rein, 
bag frete ilberfid^tfid^e ©ettnbe ber Seauce geftattete 
einen toetten Umbfidf. S)a frad^ten t)or ung bic erften 
ffianonenfd^flffe. „ 2Ber mvi% jefet t)or ? " 

75 @g Id^t fid^ nid^t leugnen, bantate frugen tovc, xotx 
mufe t)or. 83ei Seaumont, ©eban u- f. to. I^dtten ttiir 
gefragt, toer barf t)or. Slud^ jefet fel^Iten ung gettiijs 
ntd^t ©d^netb unb fiann^feglufi Sllletn man mar nid^t 
fid^er, ob man mtt feinem fd^toad^en ^fiuflein aud^ ben 

80 gepellten Slnf orberungen entf<)red^en lOnne. Salter bic 
Srage „ toer mvi% ". 

@g traf ung nod^ nid^t; bie 1. ffiitjifion griff an. 
SReben ung abcr ful^r bie SlrtiHerie ber preufeifd^cn 22. 
3nfanteric»a)it)ifion unb jene beg IX. Slrmeeforpg 

85 jtoifd^en $ou))r^ unb Out)ang auf unb fd^Iieglid^ ftanben 

Ch. vn.] A R TILLER V D UEL, yj 

90 ®efd^fi|e tm S^uer gegen bie Bei 3(ut)iIIter^ ^kitavi 
ftcl^enbcn Stanjofcn beg ©cnerate aRartincau. 

3e|t fd^Io^ ftd^ unfere SlrttQerie aud^ nod^ mtt etnigen 
30 ®cf(l^ii|cn an unb bcfd^o^ bic Slrri^rcflarbe bciS 
©cncrate S^anj^ bet Irogn^. 90 

Sag tear ein ffonjert ! ©ttoa 120 bcutfd^e ©efd^flfee 
f))telten ein ©titd auf, tpie man eg ntd^t aQe Sage ]^5rt. 
Slbcr aud^ bie gt^anjofen tt)arcn nid^t faul. @ie toollten 
ebenfattg mittl^nn unb nun fam eg nur barauf an, 
tocffen ©timnte ftarfer tear ober njer juerft l^eifer 95 
merben njiirbe^ 

SBir ate bie 9lefert)ebit)ifton ber 8lnnee*2lbteilung beg 
®roPer}ogg t)on SRedEIenburg ftanben auf ben l^interen 
ps^en beg riefigen Sonjertfaleg unb prten }U. 

„ S)aB bie ffierig nod^ nid^t gelernt l^aben, il^re @]^ra^« 100 
neig beffer ju tempieren. 3)ie platen ja aHe t)icl ju 
^od& ! " 

„ Sort fe^t l^in I 8rat)o, Slrtitteriften, bag tear gut 
getroff en I Dag ntfiffen menigfteng 3 aJhinttiongn^agen 
gettiefen fein, bie jugleid^ in bic Suft flogen." 105 

„ S)iefe ©ranate fag aber aud^ bei ung. S)ie arnten 
Sente I " 

3a bie Slmien 1 Unter einem ©efd^iife tear bag feinb» 
lid^e ®efd^ofe eingefd^Iagen. (Sinen SWontent l^errfd^te 
ertt)artunggt)one Sluice. Sann ein ©fife, ein ©t^Iag no 


9iau(i^; ^oljftucfe, Stfenteile fd^toirren burd^ bte Suft ; 
bte bratjcn ScbtcnunfliSlaTionicre ftnlcn unb bre(i^ ju? 
fammcn; bag ®cfd^il| fd^toeigt; ci5 l^at nicmanbcn 
mcl^r, bcr ^ laben unb abfeucm lonnte- ©d^ott fd^tdtt 

1 1 5 abcr bcr §au))tmatttt jur 2. ©taffd jurildf. 3m Sauf» 
fd^ritt lommcn ncuc Slrtitteriftcn t)or. S)ic ergreifcn 
il^re gcfallcnen fiamcrabcn unb Icgcn ftc nur cttoa^ auf 
bte ©eitc. 3)antt f^jringcn ftc an bic tjcrttjaiftc ftanonc* 
@in ®e frcitcr f ontntanbicrt : „ 3Rit Oranaten gclaben, 

I20 2200 ©d^ritt auf baS Un!c glilgclgcfd^ilfe jcncr Sattcric 
an bcr aBinbntiil^Ic gcrabc t)or, — gcucr I " 

2)cr ©d^ug Irad^t ; bag ©cfd^og fauft l^iniibcr ; ber 
Ocfrcitc bcobad^tct ; „ ^urra I " ruft cr frcubig attg, 
„ bcr fifet gut ; unfcrc Santcrabcn ftnb gcrSd^t. 3io(^ 

125 cinntal fo l^inl^altcn, ©d^ulj, bann njirb ben Kerte ba 
brilbcn bag ©d^icfecn tjcrgangcn fctn»" 

Untcrbcffcn l^abcn 2 Sanonicrc bag Siol^r gctoifd^t. 
®ic fc^cn gar ntd^t nad^ bent S^inbC; bcnn bcr gd^t fie 
nid^tg an ; fie f orgen nur, bafe bag Siol^r nid^t tjcrblcit 

1 30 tpirb, bafe man eg fofort toicber gcbraud^cn fann. @tn 
anberer bringt cine ncnc®ranatc; fd^iebt biefc^ bann 
bag 5pult)crffidfd§cn ein; bcr Scrfd^Iug fliegt ju; bic 
^anone ift mieber gelaben. 9htn tritt ein 4. Itanonicr 
t)or; jicit; gibt mit ber $anb S^^CU; bamit bie anberen 

13s uiit ^cbcln bag ©cfd^flfe fo t)crfd^icbcn fonnen, toxt er 

cat va] WRETCHED QUARTERS. 79 . 

— *■ — — — _ — 

tl fiir tt5tig J^SIt ; eg ftimmt ; cr fteat ftd^ jur ©cite, 
ftcdt bai5 ©d^IagrBl^rd^cn in bag 3tobIod^, bcfcftigt bic 
©d^nur baratt, j^jattnt fie an unb fiel^t nad^ bent ®e* 
„geuer!" 140 

S)er ffianomer ret^t an ber ©d^nur; ber ©d^nfe 
Irad^t ; etne neue ©ranate bringt Job unb SSerberben 
in bie fcinbfid^e S3atterie. greilid^ mufetc mand^e 
ffianone t)on 3 unb fd^Iie^Iid^ nur \ixi'^ 2 3Rann bebient 
luerben, aber fie feuert bod^. @o gel^t eg fort Salb 145 
mufeten bic granjofen nad^geben. @in ©efd^flfe nad^ 
bem anberen t)erftummte bei t^nen unb fd^Iie^Iid^ riffen 
bie lefeten nod^ iibrig gebliebenen S3ebienungg!anoniere 
aug, benn fie lootttcn, tt)ag nod^ Icbte, bem pd^em Un* 
tergaug entjiel^en. 3^^^ gal^rfannoniere l^atten fd^on 150 
langft bag SBeite gefud^t 

3)ie 9lad^t dom 3. jum 4. brad^te uiir bod^ eine luftige 
@j)ifobe, 3)ie ganje 2. ba^erifd^e S)it)ifiott fottte in 
El^etJauj Sllarmquartierc bcjiel^en. S)ag SBort „ Sttarm* 
quartier" Hingt ganj gut, loenn man ben ^aujjtton 155 
auf bie lefeten, fd^on etloag loeniger fd^Cn, loenn man i^n 
auf bie erften ©ilben legen mu§, aber l^unbemifcrabel, 
n>enn man fid^ an bie Sllarmquartiere in @]^eoau^ 
erltttiert. Sefetereg ift nSmlid^ ein SBeiler, ber aug 4 
grSfeeren unb einigen Heineren ^8fen befte^t, nid^t ein* 160 


mal einc Sird^c beftfet unb nim cittcr g'att jctt Sttfatttcric* 
3)ibiftott, btc frctUd^ \^x jufammcngcfd^offctt luar, 
aQein "t^xii) tmmer nod^ au^ 13 S3atatIIonen^ 4 Sj^Ia- 
broTten, 4 Sattericn unb ben jur 3)tbtftott gcprigen 

165 ©tabcn, ffolonnctt, gelblajarcttcn tt.f.ft), bcftanb/afe 
Ouartter bienen mu^te. 3)te$ tvaren bantaliS ttod^ ettoa 
7000 aRatttt unb dicttcid^t 1000 ^Pferbc. a)ic attc foil- 
ten in ©l^edauj untcrfommcn. 5Run l^attc c§ iibcrbicS 
bag aKifegcfd^tdf gctt)ottt, ba§ luir — btc SRcfcrdcbrtgabc 

170— juIcfetittbaS 3left lamcn unb, ate luir cinrildEtcn, 
bud^ft&blid^ leinen Ouabratmeter bebedEten ^taunted 
mel^r unbefe^t fanben. STiann an SRann lagen bte 
Scute auf bent blanfen S3oben unb freutcn fid^, n)cntg= 
ftcn^ untcr 3)ad^ ju fein unb burd^ 'ti^^ cngc Snctnan- 

175 berbrfldEcn ftd^ gcgcnfcitig ctluaiS ju crluarmcn, 833aS 
luar ba ju madden ? S<^ ^ortc nun, baft bcr 4. SBrt« 
gabcftab cin gro^c^ Siwiw^c^ W SScrfilgung l^abc. 
3)ort gtng td^ ^tn unb fanb aud^ ben ©eneral 9lubotp]^ 
t)on ber Jann, ben ajruber bei^ lommanbterenbcn 

180 ©enerate, mit feinen ^erren in etnent tjerl^filtufemafeig 
au^gebel^nten 9{aunte. SSorau^ mug td^ emdl^nen, 'tioH;^ 
ed nttr am 92ad^mtttag bed 1. 3)ejemberi$ gelungen koar, 
einen tiid^ttgen SSorrat bon 6i^am))agner in etnem 
@d^Ioffe }u requirieren unb in unferem ©tabdtoagen 

185 imterjubringen. @d entfjjann fid^ nun jn^ifd^em bem 


Sonrntanbeur bet 4. SBrigabe unb nttr folgenbed ®e« 

„ ^err (general, toare ed ttid^t mi^gltd^, ia^ id^ ttod^ 
ein $I&|d^en l^ter int Sintnter fiir metnen ^erm ®eneral 
belonttnen IBnnte ? ^ 1 90 

,, Unmdgltd^, mettt SieBer. @te fel^ett yx, bag td^ 
feftft mtt meinen ^erren launt Pa| l^abe/' 

f, SCber l^ier auf biefem ©ofa lotinte ©eneral Stotl^ 
rtcneuj^t fd^Iafen ? " 

,, a)ai5 gel^Brt fflr meinen ©eneralftabgl^amjtmann." 195 

ff SSenn ober bet ^err ^au))tntann fid^ aud^ auf^ 
Strol^ legen toollte ? '^ 

^ 3it\xi, bad. gel^t nid^t @ie finben bteHeid^t bod^ too 
anberS nod^ Duartier." 

„ SWd^t mfiglid^, 3<^ '^nn bod^ nid^t 60 fo arme, 200 
tobmilbe Surfd^en aug einer ©tube n^erfen, unt fiir un* 
fern ©tab 5pia| ju madden, Unfer Slbiutant ift tot, 
Sobenl^ofer fd^n^er bertounbet unb ber ®eneralftabi^«^ 
]^au))tmann Vit^ id^ toollen gar letnen $Ia^. @i$ 
l^anbelt ftd^ nur urn ®eneral 9iot]^, ber ja aud^ letd^t 2 0^5 
t>ern)unbet ift-" 

r, ®ie ©ad^e totrb pd^ fd^toer ntad^en." 

„ $err General, ei^ gel^t t^ieUetd^t bod^. 3(^ lontme 
aud^ nid^t ntit leeren ^finben ; id^ lann einen Xaufd^ 
t)0rfd^taoem" 210 



„ SBief bctrn ? " 

„ SBcnn mir ber ^crr ©cncral ba« ©ofa fiir tneincn 

©ctteral iiberlaffcti unb bcr ^crr ^aujJtmann fid^ Be* 

qucmt, auf2 ©ttol^ ju ficgcn, fo bringc id^ fftr jcbcn bcr 

215 ^errtt bc« 4. Srigabcftabg 1 unb fiir ^crrti ®encral 

2 Slafd^en t)oriiigItcl^en Sl^atn)}agnerd l^erbet/' 

„ (Si fiel^ ba I @te ®d^koeren5ter I SBo ^aben @te 
bentt jie^t 6]^Qm))agner l^er ? '^ 

„ Sftcd^tjeitig rcqutricrt, ^crr ©cneral, unb i)or SBife« 
220 Bcgterigctt gut i^erftcdt. — S)arf td^ mcinc %\xiSfi^Xi 
briugen ? " 

,; SBa« meiuctt Sic, ^au^)tniatttt @. ? " 

„ Statilrlid^, $err ®eneral, trete td^ gerne meuten 
Pa| bent ©eneral Stotl^ ab.'' 
225 // ^Ifo i^tt^f ^(^ nteinen ISomntanbeur unb bie Slafd^en 
^olcn, ^crr ©cneral ? " 

„ 9Ketnetn)cgcn. Sic taffen mir bod^ Icinc Sluice." 

3d^ ranntc fort* Salb barouf luar mcin ©eneral 
frcuttblid^ft bcim ©tabc bcr 4. 3nfantcric»8rigabc auf» 
230 genontntcn unb aud^ fftr unfcm ©cncralftab^offijier fonb 
fid^ bort nod^ cin @tro^Iagcr. SReincn SBcin liefcrte 
id^ rid^tig (A. @r rcid^te wxi^ fiir und t)olilommcn. 
9htr 2 gflafd^cn bcrftedEtc id^ n^icbcr int ©tab^toagcn 
ate cifcmcn Scftonb fiir morgcn. 
235 93ci bicfcr ®clegcn^eit lann id^ anfiil^rcn^ bajs mir ant 

Oh. vn.] A COLD COUCH, 83 

2., 3. uttb 4. SDcjcntbcr Icmcrlei Scbcn^mittcl ent^jpttgcti 
unb id^ felbft in biefen 3 Xagen nut bott ettoad Qij^olo- 
lait, (£]^ant))agner uttb tM ©cl^tta))^ gelebt l^abe. @rft 
attt 4. abettbiS lotttttett bte 93er)}f{egdIoIottttett toieber ju 
utt$ lottttnen. 240 

Sittett %ti\ bet Stad^t juttt 4. SDejetttber lag id^ uttter 
eittetn ©tabiSgep&dEtoagett ouf etttettt @tiidC ettter @d^rattt 
tprc, bcti attbcrctt Seil bitt td^, tote tMt ^attterabctt 
uttb fcl^r \Mt ©olbatcti, iirt ©d^ttcc utn bte Hcittctt 
93itoalfctter ]^erutngctri|)<)elt, tttn mtr tttd^t bte gflge ju 245 
crfrierctt. Unjere artrteti 5Pferbe ftattbett aHe uttter 
freiem ^ttnntel tnt @d^nee unb fnabberten an bent 
bti^d^en ©trol^, bad man tl^nen tiortoerfen lonnte. 
SOland^en 9lnge]^5rtgen unfereiS ^t>xp^ l^at aud^ in 
biefer Slad^t bie eifige ftSIte gefiefert unb t>tele leiben 250 
nod^ je^t an itn Solgen beiS bantaltgen (Srfrterend ein« 
jelner ©liebnta^en. 




Hard Work and Reward. 

[December 3 and 4 were occupied in retaking Orleans ; the 
following days in pursuing the French. December 7 the battle 
of Meung, west of Orleans, and check of the 2d Loire Army 
under General Chanzy. December 8, 9, 10 the battle of 
Beaugency-Cravant on the road from Beaugency on the Loire 
to Ch^teaudun on the Loir. This three days' fighting ended 
unexpectedly in the retreat of the French to Vend6me. On 
December 12 the ragged remains of the Bavarian Armee-Corps 
returned to Orleans. Their losses during the first ten days of 
December had been 243 officers and 5400 men. On the morning 
of December 8 the number in the Brigade was 59 officers and 
2466 men, instead of the normal (etat^ltlfif tg) complement of 
167 officers and 7000 men.] 

3ci& cntficfe bic SBatattton^fd^reiber unb abbiertc, auf 
cittern ©t^itt fifeetib, bcti gtlgcl tneittciS ©d^itntnete itn 
Sltrtn, tiod^ eititnal tncitic Heittc QcS^lm. @ic tottrben 
ttid^t gr5ger. SDa ftteg id^ auf ttteitt guted Xter itttb 
5 traBte jum ©etterat (Sr ftattb tttit bett Sotntttottbeuren 
bet betben fRegttttettter uttb bettt bed SSgerbataillottd 
auf eittem Iletttett ^ilgel. 

„ Slim toad netted, Seutnant Ztmera ?'' 


„ Slcitt, $err (Scneral, nur ben gril^rcHJ^jart," 
„ SBtc ftarl Ifittttcn toir l^cute itt^ ®cfcd^t rflien ?" lo 
„$ab ed nod^ ntd^t genau iufantmengefteUt; $err 
©encral I " 

;, ©d^oTt gut, @tc Mtmctt mtr bic 2a^ 1^ fl^fitcr 
mclbctt." — 2Btr tjerftanbcn un^ gut, bcr ©cneral uub 
td^,. SRand^c fd^wcrc ©tuubc l^attcu toir jufammcn 15 
eriebt mii fd^ou ber Untftanb, ia^ id^ tl^nt t)ou alien 
§crrn \>t^ ©tabci^ aHciu ftbrig gcbficbcn luar, iD&l^rcub 
bic anbercn infolgc bcS bittern ^egggefd^idfeiS alt 
ntd^Iid^ ncu crfefet iperbcn mu^ten, n^ar Urfad^c, bag 
jtoifd^cn uni^ cine SScrtrauIid^Icit bcftanb, mcl^r toic cS 20 
jtt)ifd^cn SSatcr unb ©ol^n aK jtoifd^cn eincnt altcn 
®cncral unb cinem blutjungen Drbonnanj*Dffijicr ge* 
tPiJl^nUd^ bcr gall ift. @r ton^it, bag id^ nur emftc^ 
ju ntelbcn l^attc, unb n^oQte aud^ nid^t, 'txs^ cd bie 
ftommanbcurc ]^5rten. ©nc Sicrtelftunbe f<)5tcr rfitftc 25 
bic aSrigabc t)or unb jluifd^cn 8 unb ^ Vifc ftanb fie 
in aicnbejdou^Stellung jn^ifd^cn Kradant unb 8cau« 
mont, ctlua 700 m l^intcr bcr grogen ©tragc t)on 
Scaugcncti nad^ S^^tcaubun. 3^ ber 3lad^t n^ar leid^ter 
©d^nec gcfaHen ; jefet lag fiber bem ganjcn ©elctnbc ein 30 
bfinner SRebcI, ber jtoar cinen gcrnblidE auf ettoa 1 
Silontetcr geftattete, abcr nid^ts beutlid^ eriennen licg, 
„^ier fatten unb nur angrcifcn, n^enn bcr fjeinb 


ftd^ t>ortoSrt« Stttcd^aumont jeigt. SittK gcl^t btc 17. 
35 ^Jtcugifd^c 3ttfaTttcri^S)it)tftott t)or/' 

S)tcg toar DorlSttfig unfcr Scfcl^L 

pSfefid^ bcmcrlt ein SCbjutattt einc« bci ben totcbcr 
jufammcngcrufcnctt ^ommaTtbcuren ftd^cnben aKajorS: 
„ 3)ort gc^en ja fcinblid^c S«fcttttcrtcIoIonTtctt Dor/' 
40 8lIIc« brcl^tc btc Si)j)fc ttad^ ber bcjcic^nctctt Sltd^tung. 

SBirtlid^ ba fc^obcn ftd^ bunHc 9Kaffcn tm Slcbcl t>ott 
Sc 2R6c l^cr gcgcn btc grogc ©trafec. 

„ S)ag tft btc Sltjatttgarbc bcr 17. ^jtculsifd^cn a)it>i« 
fioTt ", mcitttc citt ©tab^offijtcr. 
45 „ 3lcitt, eg ftttb grattjofctt, fonft iDurben fie iDcftttd^cr 

;, ffcinc SRcbc Don fjranjofctt. 3Ratt fte^t \a feine 
@^)ur dott roten ^ofen." 

„ Uttb bod^ tft eg ber gciitb. @tc njoHcn btc ©trafee 
50 befcfeen." 

@o gtng eg l^tn uttb l^cr. 3)te gdbfted^cr lamcn 
tttd^t dott ben 3(ugcn. @g Xoox aber abfolut letne 
Uniform ju crienncn; ber 92cbcl Keg aQeg ju unbeutUd^ 
55 SDabr&ngte id^ ntid^ Dor: „$crr ©encral, id^ reite 
l^in unb fc^c nad^. gd^ bin gleid^ n^icber jnrildE." 

„ SBag fact S^nen ein ? S)aj| @ie mir aud^ nod^ tot 
gefd^offen n^erben ? ©ie bleiben ia" 


SBicber flogcn bic gclbftcd^er an bic Slugcn, abtt 
Dergcbcn^. SWan crianittc nux, ia^ bic ©tralsc tmmer 60 
ftfirlcr bcfcfet tourbc; allctn cS tear toeber einc Uniform 
itt ttttterfd^eiben, nod^ ju fel^en^ tool^itt eigentlid^ bie 
gront bicfcr SnUJjjen ging. 

SSoTt ncucnt iDurbctt Slueifcl tout, ob ci5 bic ^Prculscn 
fcicn. Slllmal^Uci^ ntcintcn bod^ ntcl^r ©tintntcn, t^6s 
Idntttcn tDirtlid^ gftattiofcn fcitt. S)a l^iclt c^ ntid^ nid^t 

„ $crr ©cncral, toctm id^ nid^t iurfidS omntc, ftnb'd 

aKcittcnt ©d^imntcl bcibc ©Jjorcn gcbcn uttb in ffar» 70 
ricrc gcgcn bic ©trafec borjagcTt, toar gcfd^d^cn tffc bcr 
©cncral cttoa^ fagcn lonntc- SBa^ cr mir nad^ricf, 
tDoUtc ic^ nid^t bcrftcl^cn. @r l^attc c^ gut filr ntid^ 

9htn ging'^ bal^in. 3)q ntugtc id^ in cincn fd^ntalcn 75 
SBcg gmifd^cn SEBcinbcrgcn cinbicgcn. (Sr fttl^rtc fd^cin» 
bar bircit auf bic grofec ©trafec. Sine Heine Sicrraffc 
^iclt unS nid^t auf. 2Rcin gutcr ©d^immcl — id^ ritt 
^cutc cin 3)icnftpfcrb, lucit mcin ^appt ,, Orleans" 
am 4. SDcjcmbcr burd^ cine ©ranate unter mir jerriffcn 80 
njorben luar — flog fiber baS ^inbcmiS ^inauf, ate 
ob n)ir im Sixta^ to&xm unb ^unberte t)on fd^dnen 
S)amen unS beobad^tcten. „ S5rat), ©d^immcl I " 8lud^ 


ber @))ruttg fiber ben 2><^Vi\i 9iAwx%. S^t ftanb td^ 

85 aber ntttten in etnent SSetnberge mib jtuar ntd^t mel^r 
auf bent SBege, fonbem jluijci^en ben etnjelnen ^Pfal^Ien, 
wx benen bie ©tfiie in bte ^5]^e gejogen n^erben. 3)ort 
l^at man ntd^t, tt)ie am Sll^etn, lange JRebjeilen, fonbem 
toie in lirol n^&d^ft jeber ©tod an einem etn^a 1 m ouS 

90 ber @rbe ragenbcn 5Pfa^I em<)or. 3)iefelben finb fo 
enge aU mfiglid^ an einanber geftellt, um ben Sobcn 
gut augjunu|en- gn^ifd^en biefen trabte id^ an. Seben 
SKoment lonnte fid^ mctn brat)ei^ 5Pferb bte 93ruft auf* 
f^jic^en nnb bann ludrc ^ auS gelucfen mit lueiterem 

95 aSorretten. (£8 glildftc aber. Salb lam id^ in eincn 
SBeinberg, in bem bie ^Pfftl^Ie genau in fiinien georbnet 
ftanben. S^i^ifc'^ctt 2 SReil^en berfelben tear $piafe genng, 
nm bei langfamer Oangart mit grower aSorfic^t jiemlid^ 
gut reiten ju I5nnen. Ser mir fo t)orgefd^riebene 

100 SBcg fil^rte birelt auf bie ©trafee, 3d^ toagte nid^t, 
t)om a3oben aufjufe^en, bamit mein ©d^immel leinen 
gel^Itritt tl^ue. 

?pi6felid^ ^jtaffelte eS um mid^ l^erum unb ^jfiff unb 
frad^te, alS ob ein tfld^tigeS ^agetoetter ilber mir. 

105 lodbred^e, SSalb barauf folgte ber ©d^all ber rtelen; 
©d^ilffe, n^eld^c mir fo freunblid^en ®ruj| entgegen*' 
gefd^iit l^atten, 3d^ fal^ auf unb erbUdfte jenfeiti^ ber 
©trafee, bie nod^ ettoa 360 m dor mir lag, bie n^ol^t 

cat vra.] STAKED OR SHOTf 89 

bcIonntcTt HciitCTt SHaud^todllcn, toddle mir beutfid^ 
geuufl fagtctt, too ber gcinb panb. 1 10 

@^ toarcTt alfo toirlKd^ granjofen, bic fid^ btiJ auf 
cttoa 150 m an bic grofec ©l^auffcc Dorgcfd^obett unb 
nun etnige 9lat)tn^ befe^t fatten. 

Salb folfltctt Ttcuc bletcmc Soten. 3)tc armcn 
SBcinbcrg^jfal^Ie I @tc l^attcn bod^ ntd^tg bafcS getl^an 115 
unb tourbcn nun fo riliftd^tglog jcrf^jfittcrt. Sie 
©ad^c toar abcr aud^ filr mtd^ uub mcinen ©d^int* 
mt\ nid^t fc§r gcmiitlid^, Umlc^ren gab cS ntd^t 
SBir l^attcn un§ aufgcf^Jtegt. Sllfo ijortoftrtgl Sin* 
fangs cin rul^igcr, bann cin fd^drfcrcr Oalot)^) fu^rte 1 20 
mid^ immcr mcl^r ben gcc^rtcn §errcn granjofcn cut* 
gcgcn, bic nun cin regcIrcd^teS ©d^cibenfd^icfecn derans 
ftaltetcn. ©id^crli^ toaren eg „ aKoblotS " S f onft fatten 
ftc nid^t fo gar erbarmlid^ fd^Icd^t gefd^offen, 

„3tt ^^^ i^cnn bcr abfd^culid^e SBcinberg nod^ nid^t 125 

Stnuicr fort, ventre k terre ! 8ln cin ®ef<)ic§t« 
tocrbcn burd^ cincn ©citenf^jrung meincS ©d^immcte 
bad^te id^ \t%i gar nid^t ntcl^r. 

// ©errgott, bcr SBcinbcrg gel^t \a biS an bic ©travel" 130 

„ 8^ ©d^immcl I ^alt au^ I Sluf bcr ©trafec !c^ren 
toir ; bann gcl^t*^ jurfldt I " 

^ S>ec @))Dttname fut aVloMfgarben. 


S)ag bradc Iter fief tote ber ©atatt- 
ffexTte 20 ©d^rttt toox bte ®tra§e entfentt. 

^3S ^^^^'f^vSi — ntir toar'g, ate l^firt td^'g Irad^ett — }cr« 
fd^mettert eitt ©efd^ojs metnem amien ©d^tmmel etn 
aSorberbein; er ftiirjt; id^ fliege toie ein gc})rellter 
grofd^ fiber ben ffio^jf metneg ?Pferbe8 l^inttjeg ; ba§ aber 
iDftljt ftd^, nod^ t)Ott anberett ^ugeln burd^bol^rt, jmifd^cn 

140 5Pf allien, bte e§ nteberbriidtt unb abbrid^t, l^erum unb 
id^ fricd^e auf aHett SSteren, ate ob id^ ittc attberS gel^en 
gelcmt ptte, bte jum ©tragcngraben t)or unb nifte 
nttd^ in bemfelbett l^ittter eiiter ?Pa^)<)eI ni5gfid^ft gut 
ein. ®ag tJatfd^te luftig red^ts unb finte neben mir in 

145 ^tn ©d^nee unb auf ben feud^ten Soben. Dben in ber 
"^apptl ^jraffelte e§ unb abgefd^offene S^iJeigc fielen 
l^erab; id^ aber lag in tjerJ^SItni^ntfifeiger ©id^erl^eit, 
freifid& etmaS najs gebettet, aber baburd^ nid^t im 
geringftcn alteriert, im ©tragengraben l^inter bent 

150 Sauntc unb ntad^te e^ mir bequem. ©orgfam lugte 
id^ mit bem gelbfted^er neben einem SButjellnoHen t)or 
unb beobad^tete bie im maximum 140 m don mir 
entfemten granjofen. Salb aber mugte id^ bie SRafe 
ttjieber l^inter bie "^ap^d jurildfjiel^en, benn bie S3urfd^en 

iSSnal^men gar leine SlildEfid^t unb fd^offen aHmSl^fid^ 
gana bid^t neben mid^ l^in. Sefet bfidEte id^ aud^ jurfld 
,,$urra, $urra I " — SWein ^erj n^ar ju freubig 


betoegt. gd^ tnugte mit unferem alien ©d^Iad^tntf 
mir fiuft madden. SDort luarcn ja fd^on 2 Sattericn 
aufgcfal^rcn unb — <)I5fefid^ cin ©fife, ein 8if^«t, cin 160 
^ad^ctt bci ben ©efc^flfecn, batm iDtcbcr ein firad^cn 
cttoa 100 m t)or mir unb btc crftc ba^crifd^c ©rattatc 
fottftc l^infibcr utib brad^tc nun aud^ unjcrc ©rilfeel ben 
erftauttten granjofen entgegen. @te xocct ju lurj gc* 
gangen. 5Run folgte bte jttieite. 3)ie flog ilber bie 165 
fetnbttd^en @d^u^en l^tnmeg. S)te brttte abet fajs unb 
bann lant btc tJterte unb fo fort, ia^ ben armen SWSnn» 
Ictn jenfettd ber ©trafee njal^rfd^einltd^ $5ren unb 
©el^en bcrgtng. ©tub abet ntd^t cmggertffen, fonbcm 
l^aben brat) ©tanb gel^alten unb nun ein l^ftHifd^e^ 170 
geuer erfijfnct, filr bag fie jcbod^ tt)ertt)oIIcre gicle 
fttd^ten, ate meine amte, fd^on red^t Derbraud^te aKflfee 
unb xoa^ unter bcrfelben fid^ bcfanb. 3)aburd^ fftl^Ite 
id^ mid^ koie in Slbral^anti^ @d^og unb lugte ntit nteinent 
®Iai5 balb t)or jum ®egner, balb jurudE ju 't>tix Un* 175 

„Sl]^a nun tt)irb*g ®mft! ©d^ilfecn gel^cn i)orI 
®rfine ^dgen 1 

„ 9Hfo meine fieben S&ger, ju beren SataiHon id^ Ja 
aud^ gel^Srte, fangen an. 9ia ttiartet granjofen, bie 180 
ttjerben'g @ud^ fd^on jeigen." 

3e|t finb bie erften @d^fl|enfinien nod^ etttia 200 m 


don mir cntfemt. @ic ftel^en alfo ungcfSl^r 350 m 
t)or bcm SctTtbc. 
1 85 ©igttal „ $alt " — „ gcucr." 

ttur flott }U. 2)Kr tl&ut Sl^r ja bod^ nid^tg* SBcife ja 
gcnaU; bafe mcinc Sdgcr anbcri^ jtclcit; ate jenc 
imgcfd^idEtcn SWoblotiS."— fiber nttd^ lucg, rcd^ti^ unb 

iQoUttte i)orbct ^jftff bag iDo^IbcIantttc 5Pobcn)itegefd^ofe 
unb fud^te bort britben feinen 2Beg junt ^ergett beS 
Scinbc^, Oft gcnug fanb c^ i^n: btc in bic ^d^c 
gcttjorfcttcn Slrmc, cm Slufftjrmgcn, SBattlcn, ©tilrjctt 
tjcrrict ben Ircjfer. ga tocr cben 16moI tm gcucr 

195 geftanbcn unb 16mal bag SSSetfec tm Huge beg granj-' 
manng gefd^aut l^attc, big biefer crfd^Iagen ober gefangen 
tuat; ober fid^ jur etUgften Slud^t tpanbte, ber fd^og 
ntd^t ntel^r aufgeregt tuie ein 9{elrut fonbem ber 
uberlegte, Xovt eg ftd^ fur einen often Srieggt)cteranen 

2oo}icmte, ber jieltc, fefete toicber ^ib^ jtelte nod^ etnmal, 
brudtte langfam ob, ein ffnall, unb bort beim geinbc 
^atte ein iungeg aKenfd^enleben geenbet 

@g ttjaren aber aud^ t)iele ©rfafeleute bet unfem 
S3ataittonen eingeftettt. SSon benen ftainmten fid&er 

205 bie ju lurj gel^enben ©d^ilffe, bie mir iifterg red^t 
t^erbSd^tig nal^e il^r 93tei l^erfanbten. 
„3)ag mu§ bod^ ein bummer fieri feini ©d^iegt 

Ch. vra.] RETURNS TO REPORT. 93 

mit ba betno^e ben Vb\a% tiom ©ttefel Vinh bet ®egtter 
iftbod^ ba t)ome I '' 

^Stte t^tt geme ein toenig on ben Ol^ren gejauft. 210 

S)ie f^anjofen Kegen mid^ j[e^t ganj in Stul^. 

S)Qd ©d^koirten ber ba^erifd^en ®efd^offe Hang ober 
tntnter nSl^er, bcnn nnfere S&ger n^arcn f^jrungtoetfe 
atianciert nnb lagen nnr nod^ ettoa 40 m t)on nttr 
entf emt. ?Cufi5 ncne ntugte id^ mtd^ f ticf ate 1 1 5 
nt^gKd^ in ben ©trajsengraben briidCen, benn bei biefer 
Slfil^e lonntc bod^ fe^r leid^t fo ein Mcine^ bleiemeS 
SHngd^en an bie falfd^e ?tbreffe gelangen nnb man l^at 
oft fd^on an einem genng anf en^ig. 

(gi5 Kef aber alleS gnt ab. Seint Ie|ten @<jmng 220 
fatten bie S&ger ben ©tra^engraben felbft crreid^t nnb 
id^ mar alfo ber fatalen 3(ni^fid^t, ein ba^erifd^e^ ®e» 
fd^ofe berfd^Iudfen jn mfiffen, cnt^oben. Shin fonnte id^ 
ond^ ben Slildtoeg antreten nnb meinen ©eneral anf« 
fnd^en. 3)ieg gnrfldfgel^en n^ar lein Sergnfigen, benn 225 
bie 6i]^affe))ot^®efd^offe ))atfd^ten t^trc, l^inter nnb neben 
mir^ bag t% nnr fo eine f^enbe toar. Obgleid^ id^ 
@mnb genng jur @ile l^atte, blieb id^ bod^ einen 
9]toment bei nteinent amten ©d^intntel ftel^en. 3)a er 
jn fd^n^er gctroffen tear, nm je gcl^eilt toerben jn Wnnen, 230 
ntod^te id^ feinen Seiben bnrd^ einen 9let>oIt)erfd^ng 
iluifd^en bie O^ten ein Snbe. 


2)ann aber fd^Iug id^ etnen flotten Sauffd^rttt an uub ' 
balb tourbe id^ t)om ®eneral bemerlt. 2)erfeI6e fanbte 

235 mir bte ©tabj^orbonnanj tntt ehtem $anb))ferbe, bent 
fogcnanntcn „ Slubttcur ", cntgcgcn. S)cr altc SSraunc 
mar nSmfid^ filr ben Slubttcur bcr Srigabc beftimmt 
gclDcfcn. ®tcfcr $crr — cr Derjctl^c mir btc S^bi^ 
f rction — l^attc abcr Dor bcm ^cgc nic cin 5Pfcrb 

24obcfttcgctt uttb foHtc ^)I5|Iid^ rcttcn. S5ci bent crftcn 
SSerfud^e int Sager t)on ©ermerl^l^etnt l^atte t^ jmifd^en 
Slo§ unb Slcttcr Siffcrcnjen gegcbcn, fo ba§ bribe fid^ 
im 3om Don emanber trennten. ©rit jenem Sage 
ntarfd^ierte unfer $err Slubiteur bnrd^ ganj granlreid^ 

245 ju Su^ unb ber aSraune bilbete ba^ 9lefert)e)7ferb ht^ 
93rtgabeftabei$. @d^nell befanb td^ ntid^ an ber @rite 
bei^ ©enerali^. (Sr fd^iittelte nttr bie $anb unb f))rad^ 
nur: f,%(i^ xoox brat) gentad^t 3^ tt)erbe e^ ntd^t 

250 S)a fief en Derfd^tebene 3ReIbungen etn, bte SKunition 
begtnne gu ntangeln. 3^9^^^^^ eriannte man ba^ %t^ 
fol^rfid^e ber ©ituatton* Ser Setnb mar mtnbefteni^ 
fflnffad^ fiberlegen. 3htr unfer mol^Igenal^rteiJ @d^ilfeen«= 
feuer l^ielt il^n in friner ^ofttton. @tn 9tad^Iaffen 

255 be^felben unb gemife tofire er gum Slngriff Dorge* 

' gangen unb l^&tte unl^ burd^ frine tlbermad^t erbrudt. 

@d^on mieber eriannte man bort l^tnten lange bunKe 


■ i 

Sinictt. „3limmt bcnn ber geinb l^cutc gar lein 

9htn l^teg ^ ^atronenerfa^ t^orbringen. Sd^ jagte 260 
juriid jut SRumttoni^IoIonne. 

,, (£itt aSagcn mit ^Pobcwitemunttion Dor I " 

r, ©tcr $crr Scutnant SBol^ttt f oH id^ ? " 

,, 3Rtr nad^, 2rab." 

3um ©lildf tougte id^ je^t eittett S^Ibtoeg, ber jur 265 
^aitptftrage fai^rte. Slud^ ^atte id^ ettoa in ber aJUtte 
ber ®d^fl|enUnie erne SRuIbe entbedft, bte t^ieUeid^t 
ttDa^ @d^u$ getD&l^rte. 2)ort tooQte td^ ben SBagen 

,, $err fieutnant I SBir finb im ©ranatfeuer. @oH 270 
id^ fatten?" 

,, 9lein. aSortoSrtg, ®aIo<)<), marfd^ I " 

„ ^err Sentnant I @i^ ift metne ^flid^t auf bte ®e« 
fal^r etner ©Et'Iofion aufmerlfam ju madden. @ogar 
eln ©etoel^rgefd^ofe lann fie betoirlen." 275 

„ Sl^ut nid^tl^. 3d^ ftbemel^me bte SSeronUDortung I 
(gg mufe f ein I " 

S)er brabe Unteroffijier Dom Irain, ber gfll^rer bei^ 
SSSagenl^, i^gerte leinen SRoment 

,, ©abt'i^ g'l^5rt Seute* ®er $err Sentnant l^at g'fagt, 280 
t% xcox% fein* 9lein mit ben @t)oren, l^ant brauf auf bic 
®aull ei^muMetnr' 


2)ai$ raffelte unb flog bal^in jointer mir l^er tote bte 
tottbe 3agb. Unb bte ®ranaten fd^Iugen urn und ein, 
285 bag ed nur fo brdl^nte. @in @))rengftii(I in nnfmt 
Saftcn — loir l^attcn bamate ?Pa^)icr^)atroncn — unb 
tt)ir aQe, ber Unteroffijier, bie 3 Xrainfal^rer, id^ unb 
8 ?Pfcrbc l^atten bic aicifc in baiJ unbclanntc Senfcitg 
in einem 9ht angetreten unb nod^ boju oerfol^tt unb 
290 oerbrannt, bag uniS bie fd^on oorau^gegangenen ^ame» 
rabctt tjieCcid^t gar nid^t eriannt l^attcn* 

//^errgottl 2)ai$ S3orber]^anb))ferb fUlrjt S)ad 
©ranatftfldf l^at il^m bic ©d^ultcr jcrfd^mcttcrt^" 

„ ©d^neib bic ©tr&ng ab, S8aHcr." 
295 ,, ©d^cn @ic auf bic ©cite, bcr Sorbcrrcitcr bort 
ffSnncn toir tjicrf^annig locitcr lommcn ? " 

,, SBirb gcl^'n, $crr ficutnant I " 

^aicigt bag ©attctpfcrb tocg. @oI gutl SSor« 
mftrtg ©alopp marfd^.— ^aucn ftc mcl^r brauf. SJiad^t 
300 nid^tg, tt)cnn bic ®ciulc Ia))ut gcl^cn. SSenn imr nur 

„ Sttoal^ Iflrjcr ic|t ; lagt bic Xicrc cin ipcnig ocr« 
fd^naufcu; im ^^fantcricfcucr milffcn toir nod^ ntd^r 
305 Sag tear cine gal^rt. ®cr SBcg mifcrabcl, ticfc, fcft 
gefrorcnc ®clcifc, boju bic (Sifcn bcr $fcrbc abgekufen, 
gktt unb ol^nc ©toUcn/' 


„ $crr Scutnant, bic gran jofcn gel^en Dor I " 

,, SEBal^rl^aftig I Seute \t%\, gtlt'i^. @d§aut niir auf 
bctt Soben, bic 3^9^ f^f* i^ i^i^ %^^% i^« ©^orcn in 310 
bie Slanlett; fiettfd^t ju, ®aIo^)) toad au^ ben ®ciulen 
rauS gc^t unb tnir nad^." 

wSel^ft fid^ titj, $err Seuttiant. SBir fommcn 

Unb totrlltd^ lamcn ftc, bic f d^ncibigcn Keric — eg 3 1 5 
marcn Slltba^ern — nnb tt)ir jagten bal^in, bag ber 
f(§tt)crc ?Patronentt)agen ©prflnge ntad^tc, ate oB er cin 
Ictd^te^ ^orbtoageld^cn toare unb bie beftcn engfifd^cn 
Stal^Ifcbcrn l^attc. ffcin 9Kann fal^ um ; !cincr bfidttc 
in bie ^5]^e; leincr bad^tc an bic furc^tbarc (Sefal^r 320 
ciner ©jplofion: toir flogen bal^in, ate ob ber leufel 
ung iagc unb unfer cinjigeg ©trcBcn tear, bie ©d^fl^en^^ 
Icttc ju erreid^en. 

3htn ttjaren loir an ber ©trafee. 

„aied^tg fd^toenlt, marfd^l SRod^ 40 ©d^ritt"— 325 
,,«urgcr!^' — „$aftl" 

(£g tear unnfltig, bic^ ju fontmanbicren. S^ci 
$ferbc ftflrgten,jugleid&. S)cr ©tog bc^ SBagcn^ toarf 
bic anbern barflber; 2 gal^rer unb 4 JRoffe toaljten 
ftd^ burd^einanber auf ber ®rbe; h)a^ lag baran? 330 

f/ SSger l^er I $err ffiamerob fd^idfen Sic mir Seute I 
SQSerft bic ^PatroncnDcrfd^Ifige l^crau§, fonft fliegen n^ir 



atte in bic Sufi. aSortoftrtgl ?Patft juI @o tft'§ 
red^tl S)ort]^in ntit bcm aScrfd^Iag. S)cn anbcrn 

335 rcd^tS. Slur ju ; crft rau^ ntit atten. — ®ott fei ©anf, 

c^ ift gcCd^cl^en. 3^^ tragt jluei aScrfd^Iagc jutn rcd^tcn 

gliigcl ; il^r brci junt linfcit. SBo ift bcr Xrainuntcr* 


S)cr arme 2Kenfcl^ lag uitter fcinem crfd^offcncn 

340 ^fcrbe; eiit gal^rcr tear tot, bcr anbcrc l^dttc fid^ Jointer 
bcm Iccrcti unb nunmcl^r ungcfa^rlid^cn SBagcit gcbcdft. 
Site cr bic Sage fcinc^ Untcroffijicr^ fal^, ciltc cr ju 
i^itt uttb jog il^tt utttcr bcm ?Pfcrbc l^crdor. gd^ ricf 
Ic^tcrcm JU, cr foHc fid^ nur l^icr cinfttoeilcn bcdfcn, id^ 

345 toiirbc aHcg mclbcn, unb ate id^ fal^, ba§ bic S^gcr 
unb S^f^titcriftcn rafd^ bic ?Patroncn untcr fid^ aui^ 
tcilten, jagtc id^ jurudt, um toiebcr mcincn ©cncral 
aufjufud^cu unb il^m bic @ad^c ju mclben. 3d^ l^atte 
Oliidt; unbcrfcl^rt lam td^ jurudf unb lonntc mcincn 

350 Scrid^t crftattcn. SKit ncucr ^raft fnarrtcn unfcrc 
?Pobctt)itebild^fcn ben fSf^anjofcn cntgcgcn. ®S tear 
ja toicbcr gutter ba, loic bic Scute fagten, unb fclbft 
ein tiid^tigcr ^cifel^ungcr bcr (Sctocl^rc fonntc befriebigt 

[The position of the centre of the Germans now became 
critical. The French were far superior in guns and men, 
and a determined advance on their part could hardly have 

Ch. vra.] A BOLD DECISION. 99 

failed to be successful. The 17th Prussian Division was 
anxiously expected on the left. At last Tanera was ordered to 
carry to the left of the centre the order for retreat (fftMlVLQ^" 
befell) to Major Kohlermann. As he rode, he caught sight of - 
the advancing Prussians ; he saw what General Roth could not 
see, and, as had been done by a staff-officer at Coulmiers, 
he ventured pn his own responsibility to disobey his general 
and insist on Kphlermann's holding his ground.] 

SBa^ ittir allc§ burd^ ben ^o^f jagte, bi§ id^ in ber 355 
dorbcrften Sinie angcfommen toot, ba§ fann id^ itid^t 
bcfd^rcibcn. ©ing alle§ gut au§, fatnen bic 5Preufecn 
ted^tjcittg, bann mar id) ber Slnerfennung be§ ©cncrate 
fid^cr. SBcnn eS abcr fd^Iintm enbete ; hjcnn bic gran* 
jofcn tjorfticfeett unb ba§ brabc SataiCon burd^ il^rc 360 
ctttfcfelid^c Ubemiad^t einfad^ nicbemiad^tctt ? Sricgg* 
rcd^tUd^e Untcrfud^uttg, ©ntlaffung, ©d^tnad^ unb 
©d^anbc ftanb mir tjor ben 2lugcn. S)od^ nein I SDSenn 
fie biefe tiemid^tetcn, toax 16) \a and) babei nnb einen 
©efaHenen tiemrteilte man nid^t ntel^r. 3^5 

yiafjt baran an bem gaHen toax eg aud^. 3Rein 
Srauner !onnte bie beibcn in feinen Seib gebrungenen 
©l^affc^otggefd^offe nid^t tiertragen unb ftflrjtc jufamnten. 
3d^ lant auf bie giifee ju ftel^en. Dl^ne niid^ nad^ bem 
Derttjunbeten Sier untjufel^en, rannte id^ l^inter bie 370 
©d^fifeettUnie entlang unb fd^rie, toa^ bie ^el^Ie t)er« 
mod&te : „ 9lur augl^alten. ^n einigeu aWinuten greifen 


btc $rcu§cn an; bann fmb xoxx frei. SJraU ficutc, 
augl^alteti ! @o \\i% rcd^t I ®tc SSger j^altcti aud^ I 
75 S)ort fel^t gl^r fd^on bic prculifd^cn @d^u|ctt u.f.lo." 
Pd^ttd^ trat ein (Sreigtttd etn. SDtan bemal^m etntge 
franjiSftfd^c t^omftgnalc, bag ^Pfcifcti ber ©cfd^offc Ke§ 
nad^ unb bann ]^5rte ed ganj auf. a)2tr fd^ten bad 93Iut 
ju ftodtcn. 3ci>ctt SKomcnt crloartctc id^ bag 2lngriffg«= 

380 gcfd^rei bcr granjofcn jn l^oren unb fie in unjdl^Ibarcr 
ajiengc auf ung cinbrcd^cn ju fcl^en. !3d^ ^otte ben ©ftbcl 
oug ber Sd^cibe gcrtffcn unb in ber tinlen $anb l^tclt 
tc^ ben gef))annten 9let)oIt}er. Sa ntad^te ber SStnb 
eine Sfldfe in bie SBoffe, toeld^e ber 5Putocrbani^f Dor 

385 unferer ©d^ftfeenlinie bilbete unb man lonnte ing Sor* 

terrain BtidEen. Sein fjranjofe xoax mel^r im ®roben 

fid^tbar. aSon derfd^iebenen ©tetten fd^ricn fd^on ein* 

jelnc unferer Seute : „ @ie gel^en jurildf. @ie ftiel^en 1" 

SSal^rl^aftig eg toar fo. .@tnige Snomente fd^tuteg 

390 aud^ unfer geuer. SRan Itejs ben 9laud^ abjiel^en unb 
tooQte fd^auen, tuag eg gdbe. 

3e^t l^orte man beutlid^ bie lauten, fd^arfcn ^urrag 
ber ^^5reu§en unb f ofort tear ung ber ®runb bcr fran* 
jofifd^en Setoegung Har. 3^r red^tcr giflgcl tear 

395 gettjorfcn, il^r S^tttnim furd^tcte umfafet unb Don bcr 

SIcinle l^er aufgeroUt ju toerben. 2)eg]§alb riffen fie oug. 

2lud^ bcr aRajor l^ottc alleg criannt. SJlun War eg 


t)orbei mtt fcincr Maffifd^en Mul^c. SRit cincr ©d^ncttig* 
feit; bie man bent fd^on altem ^erren gar nid^t 
jngctraut l^fittc, fprang cr bor jn fctncn ©d^il^cn unb 400 
ricf fd^on tjon toeitcm : „ Sipet 500 ©d^ritt, SRa^fencm, 
tt)ai^ Sl^r I6nnt. %\t Ic|tc ?Patronc fann branfgcl^cn." 

Son ncncm rotttc bag ©d^ufecnfencr. gn nniJ abcr 
fam Icin ®cfd^o§ mcl^r; bcr gcinb l^attc fctnc geit 
mcl^r jnm fatten nnb ©d^ic^en. S)cr ajlajor fd^rttt 405 
auf mtd^ ju. SSegen bed Sdrmed tonnten totr ntd^ti^ i^u 
einanber f))red^en. 9(6er tt)tr gaben un§ bie ^anb unb 
t)erftanben un§. SSorl^er l^atte id^ tl^n ntd^t leiben 
mSgen. @r tear fo berb. Son jcnent SKontent an 
t)ercl^rte td^ il^n unb ate id^ nad^ %c&fcv^ erful^r, cr fei 410 
cincr fd^locrcn Sranll^eit cricgcn, trauertc id^ urn ij^n, 
xdvt urn einen nal^cn SScrn^anbten. 

SUlit bcr ©rfcnntniS, ba§ bie ©cfal^r borWufig tjorbci 
fci; lel^rtc rafd^ mein guter ^umor juriidE. S)a ber 
Sraune tot h)ar, fud^tc id^ ebcn ju gufe meincn ©encral 415 
auf nnb fanb i^n aud^ balb. „ffionint fd^on toiebcr 
ol^nc ?Pfcrb, $err ®cneral. @g ttcgt aud^ crfd^offen an 
bcr @tra§e." 

,, ^ab'd fd^on gefel^cn. SBad ntad^ten @ie abcr borne 
bci ben ©d^iilen ? " 420 

Sd^ erjdl^Ite il^ni offen unb aufrid^tig, toic aUei^ ge» 
gangen toar. @r fal^ mid^, al3 id^ geenbct l^attc, einige 


aRontcntc fcft an. S)ann frug cr : „ SQ3tffcn @tc, toa§ 
©ic gcnjagt l^aBcit ? " 

,, SWid^t t)tel, §crr ©cneral. 3<^ tt^S^c ttit^t lebcnb ju* 
425 rudfgcfel^rt; alfol^attcntanmid^ttid^ttjerurtcilcnHttttCtt." 

„ aSiff ctt ©ic, toa^ id§ nun tl^un tocrbc ? " 

„ Sftcin $crr ©cncral." 

,, ©ic brtngcnb aufforbertt, in Sufunft mciitc Scfcl^Ie 

430 genau ju uberbringcn unb bann — cr ntad^te cine Heine 

5Panfe, toal^renb fein 2luge immer milber auf mir rul^te 

— ^eute abenb nod^ ©ie jur Selol^nnng tnit bem etfcr* 

ncn Sreuj t)orfci^Iagen." 

SSSie ftieg mir ba ba§ 93Iut ju So^f 1 ©ol^c ®c= 

435 pi^^^^ ^i^ i^ P^ i^ i^tt^^ ajioment ent^fanb, lann mon 
nid^t befd^reiben ; bie mufe man em:()funben l^aben, um 
fie ju t)erfte]^en. 

®ie ©d^Iad^t ging ununterbrod^en toeiter. Unferc 
Snfantcrie l^atte jtoar aufgel^ort ju feuern, teite loeil 

440 bcr fSfeinb ju toeit njeg h)ar, teits njcil t% leine 5Patro= 
nen mel^r gab, aber bie SlrtiHeric fd^ofe nad^ nnb afe bie 
©ranaten jn @nbe toaren, tourben bie Sranbgranaten, 
t)on benen bamate iebe§ ©cfd^ii^ einige mit ftd^ fii^rte, 
nad^getDorfen unb nad^bem man in ber unterbeffen 

445 cingebroc^enen S)dmmerung nid^t§ mel^r erienncn 
f onnte, fnaUte man in bag ®unfel, benn ber 3ufaII be* 
tDtrftc tjieHeid^t bod^ Ireffer. 

Ch. vm.] THE IRON CROSS. 103 

3c^ tpurbc tDtcber jur aRunitiongfoIonne cntienbct 
unb brad^te, bicfeSntoI ol^nc ©cfal^r, jtoet SBagcn ju 
ben ©d^flfeen t)or. 2)attn fd^tdftc id^ jtoei Drbonnattjcn 45° 
JU tnctncn gcfaHcncti ?Pfcrbcn, urn bic ©cittel unb 
Sautnjcugc ju l^olcn unb balb fafe id^ auf mctnem 
jtt)citcn eigenen 5Pfcrbe hjtebcr tm ©attcl unb f onnte ba§ 
3)ienft<)fcrb, tueld^eg td^ julcfet gcrttten l^attc, bent ©l^c* 
baulegcr, bent e§ gel^orte, juriidEgebcn. 455 

®cr abenb bicfc§ fur mid^ fo creigniStJoCcn lageS 
bot nid^tg mel^r befonberg intcreffantcg bar. 

SBir gingen nod^ t)or bt§ aSittorccau. S)ic Slrniee 
©^anj^'g ntuBte auf il^rem rcd^tcn fSflflget cttoag toctd^en. 
Sl^r linlcr fSflflget l^ielt abcr unb burd^ bicfcn unb bte 460 
ncu cingctroffencn aScrftdrfungen gclang eg bent jcll^en 
®egncr, un^ nod^ bte ernften ©d^Iad^tcn t)om 9., 10., 
11. unb 12. S)eientber ju fief cm unb un^ nod^ nian= 
d^en aSerluft beijufiigen, big \o\x x^n befinittt) gejd^Iagen 
unb aug btcfcr ©egenb t)eriagt l^atten. 465 

3n ®ronb E^atre in eincm ©tall fanb id^, nad^bent 
id^ Dom Sefel^B^oten jurildffant, ein Sager auf einer 
leeren ^iftc. 3^ hjar tobmiibe. Xro^bem !onnte id^ 
lange bie 8lugen nic^t fd^fie^en. Sing ftanb im ®cifte 
intmer teud^tenb t)or mir —bag eifeme Sreuj. 470 

©0 tear mein fd^tDcrfter, aber mein fd^onfter lag im 
gelbiug 1870-71. 



I. ^tt^aitc^, due S. of Sedan, about 20 m. distant. 

itt tBeve{tfd^aftdfleattit0 * in attack formation '. 
3. fKtWtmhti * wounded \ not to be confused with ver« 
wuntern * to astonish ', fic|> (Mr)tt)unbern iiber (ace. ) * to be 
surprised at \ 

II. 10 SHlottteteiP* The meter =39 '37 in.; distances are 
measured in France and Germany by Kilometer (looo Meter) 
— 8 Km. =5 Eng. miles, therefore 10 Km. =-| of 10 Eng. 

13. 9Citfre0itti0 ' excitement ', much the same as (frregung, but 
2lnre9ung= * incitement '. 

16. Oeneval t». ber Sanit. Commander of the I. Bayeri- 
sches Armee-Korps. This Korps formed part of the 3d German 
Army under the supreme command (O(crbcfe^I) of the Crown- 
Prince Frederick of Prussia, the late Emperor Frederick ill. 

21. mt bie Q^tiotfttt * stand to*. A command to take posi- 
tion round the piled arms {(Sttotfjiv )})}camiben), 4 in each pile. 

22. Settte here * men ' (SMannft^aft), generally a collection of 
S)?cnf(^en * human beings '. 

23. be¥0in0eit ^ . . . Uit0ebttlb. ' Were not they no less than 
ourselves (the officers) dying of impatience *. . , . Similarly, 
t>or Steifc, wx Qkam wrgel^fn, * to pine away with envy, grief*. 

26. Sommaitt^e/ due N. of Buzancy, half way to Beaumont. 


26. immev fd^iltfev * quicker and quicker ' ; immer ft^Ummer 
' worse and worse '. 

32. |a * don't you see ? * 

33. feist ^d^lf flel * not a shot was fired '. * Shot ' may 
be translated by ber @(^u§ (the report), tcr @l(|>u^ (the marks- 
man), bad ®ef(^o§, t>te J(uge( (the bullet), ba« Sc^rot (small shot). 

39. bie idvattaiett* Shells filled with powder and fired by 
percussion fuse (^ercufjiondjiinber). 

Slattiitfil^eit 'grape-shot', filled with bullets, which 
burst on leaving the gun ; they are not fired at ranges of more 
than 500 meter. 

^Iivo^neld are a combination of the above, having the 
casing and bursting powder (©^cng^uloer) of the ®tanate, and the 
bullets of the JJartatf(|>e. They are exploded by a time-fuse 

52. 5it idntnbe ^t%tn 'to be ruined' is the intransitive of 
ju ©runbe rit^ten * to ruin '. 

53. bu toiirft e* . . . lenten. * You will, I doubt not, live to 
learn what fear is.' ^u, the form of address of relations and 
intimate friends ; hence bu^en * to thou-and-thee any one '. 
French tutayer. (J« completes the construction after temcn and 
refers to Dic|> . . . furt^ten . . . Bitten. 

60. ^eietmeti 'confess'; (It toiQ fi(|> nic^t )ur X6at Mennen 
*he will not acknowledge the deed', and fi(|> 511 riner 9lcIigton 
befennen * to profess a religion '. 

69. i^erumgeflievt must here be a provincialism for ]^rum> 
geflort * stirred up '. Skeat connects * stir ' with the German 

toimtttelie e9. The impersonal use of verbs to indicate 
action and motion is very frequent in German ; the choice of a 
subject must depend on the context. See ill. 69. 

72. S9albniiere=bet @aum or fStaxCt bed Sa(bc«, elsewhere 
called ter SBatbrant. 

73. tta^^tn, fnniitxn, ^vnffebt are words representing the 

Ch. L] NOTES. 107 

sounds of firing and the rain of bullets. What are such words 
called ? 

74. firaffele . . . fd^Iage, the subjunctives of quoted opinion. 

75- f«t% smb Heist 'to pieces '= in ®tu(fe. Similar combina- 
tions are !ur} unb Bunbig *to the point', fijc unt fecttg 'quite 
ready ', Pctf unb fejl * firmly *. 

77. toeiterte 'stormed*, from tocttmij but tocttcn ♦to bet', 

* stake '. 

0alien mtd^ itit9. ®eften ( ' to be worth \ conn, with Eng. 

' guilt ' and ' yield ', has many idiomatic meanings. Here it= 

' were intended for us too * ; nn8 is dat. as in tier ®p^\i gift mir 

' the ridicule is levelled at me '. 

79. ii^etfd^tteiro (insep.) 'covered'; when separable it= 

* to spill in pouring or shaking out '. Notice, in reading, the 
use of the verbs compounded with burt^, fiber, «m, and unter, 
which are sometimes separable and sometimes inseparable ; 
they always present some difficulty to the student. 

90. nnfet SI9iti0. Ludwig 11., the unfortunate king who 
committed suicide in 1886. Prinz Luitpold, his uncle, is now 
( 1890) Prinz- Regent von Bay em. 

f oH lefteti * three cheers for , . . '. 

92. , ^aiti lie aitf bie Cr||«tffe|iotd ' part of a favourite song 
of the time in the army ; the previous line is , Smmer frif(|>, frei, 
fromm unt fto^ '. 

94. uttad^ietett, instead of attalieren. 

95. viifft and mit 9ad tttib ^aif 'decamps with bag and 
baggage'. Cp. bad ®(^iff gtng mit SO'^ann unb SDJauS unter, tie 
ganje gflmitte ifl fort mit JTtnb irab JTegel (*kith ^nd kin '), er leW in 
@au8 unb f&xavA * he revels and riots '. 

96. ^td^i^ lievim. ^la^ mail^ett ! ' Right incline ! make 
way ! * 

97. SifiifioitdcattiHerie. There are 2 bal?enf(|)e 'ttrmee* 
jror)>0; each consists of 2 ^ivifionen; each S)ivifu>n of 2 
3nfantevies93ngaben and i JTavatterie'SSrigabe ; each S9tigabe of 


of 2 (sometimes of 3) SUcgimcnter ; a SHegtment of 3 SSataiOone ; 
I SatatflDit of 4 itompamen, i JtoiiU>ante of 3 or 4 3&ge. Attached 
to each 9tniice»Jtorp« are 2 flrtillerk«9legimcntec <each of 3 or 4 
^IbtcUtingen) one the itot))8«9ttiI(erie, the other the S)t«ifii>n0' 

99. Iietti 0ilf9« Another force of getten <to be of import- 
ance^. ' To-day it means business.* 

100. toenv'it *9 i^ncii fd^o' se{0*it. The Bavarian patois for 
SEBir lonten ed i^tien f(||on jeigcn * we '11 let them know *. 

105. sngleid^ ue, gu gleti^ Beit *at the same time'; but 
fogtcic^, or colloquially gXH(|i, * immediately \ and gletc^fam * as it 
were *. 

106. ^eiveliv (71.) meaning any offensive weapon (flngtiff<wet!« 
geug) is used generally and officially for ' gun or rifle * (8(iiite, 
aSud^fe). iBud^fe, apparently a shorter rifle, was at first the 
weapon ($obe»t(l6u(|>fe) of the Bavarian SAger, but later in the 
war they were armed with the SBcttergeiMl^r. SBaffe is * weapon ' 
for attack or defence (^ngriff ot>er iBertctttgung), and SRAflung the 
* equipment * with all sorts of SBaffcn. ®ef(|>ti^ is artillery, a 
piece =®tfl(f. 

1 10. jirgev ^su^^ta * be worse ' ; §uge^en * to happen \ which 
may also be translated by gefi^c^n, t>orfi>mmen, vorfancn and many 
other expressions. Phrase with juge^en : (Si gcl|t ni<l^t mit rei^teti 
S)tngen gu ' there *s a screw loose somewhere '. 

111. 9ebatt . .X . tBeait0ettct|. Important battles fought 
before the end of 1870 : Sedan, Sep. i, the greatest of all ; 
Coulmiers, Nov. 9, the first in which the Germans had to retire 
before the French : ,; gum etflen S>la\ mu$trn bie beutft^en S4ni^))en 
an t>en 8lu({}ug benfen." 

114. ^t^mmttbatt^vie. A battery horsed (bcft)aniit) with 
grey horses. 

116. pa^fittim tuiv, a germanised French word for an ctnem 
Ort vnrBetge^en. It also means ' to happen '. 

120. 9CiiMiittatiOiteit, toie fie . . . Notice this translation of 

Oh. I.] NOTES. . 109 

the English * such as '. Saibanfi^cl, tote man H in (ihiatanb f^ictt 

* Football as played in England '. 

131. fftdttn Cie . . . feft flefd^Inffen 'keep in close order'. 

132. lote btUtgen bncd^ ' we will force our way through '. 
Ihnri^bctngen, sep. neut. verb; a]so='to carry one's point'. As 
an insep. verb it= *to penetrate', * fill with', *soak'. @eine 
Socte bucc^bringen metti ^r) * his words pierce my heart '. 

136. hltiXnn* The infinitive used for the imperative in 
words of command. See 1 1. 125. 

137. l^nmdl^atteit, lit ' hew them out ', t,e. ' rescue them ' 
(the loth Regiment). 

1^6. an9fd^loSvmeit/ more usually QifytoSitmtn \ order to 
skirmish, * extend ! ' 

148. alM. The neuters atLti and toai are used for persons in 
a general sense : ^a eilt toai ^Anbe ffat, flc^ ein|uri(^ten * Then all 
that have hands hasten to make themselves comfortable ' (Eve's 
Gram.); aUtS, toai JBeine ^atte, tief baton *all who had legs 
bolted '. 

im l^ellett Sauf. ^tU lit. means ' clear ', * distinct ', as in 
htm ^tUtn ZaQ *in broad daylight', l^etle* ©eldc^ter 'hearty 
laughter ': here * running at full speed '. 

152. ^Olflaiiet 9^Ie0ma. This 'stolidity' had doubtless 
been experienced in Kempten, the @amifon«®tabt of the Algau 
in Southern Bavaria. 

158. &tf^tp0i9, so called from the inventor, was a breech< 
loader (^intertaber) having a long range and firing small bullets : 

* muzzle ' bie 9)Mnbttng, < muzzle-loader ' bet SBorbertabcr. 

162. Hnen C<1N1I ^fktn loiv oib ' fire a shot '. 9^n &k bkfen 
:8rt(f 4uf bet $o{t ah * post this letter ', also * to produce '; ct 
koutbc tinen gutcn @otbatcn a^e(«n 'he would make a good 
soldier '. 

163. tief en loit ii^ nad^ : »^ ' we called to him \ dut * we 
echoed his call '. 

166. i»attn*9 attd^=®ie waren audf qtfkoivtit 


171. in eittem Smtf* Notice eincm printed with spaced letters 
(geftjerrter S)cu(f) when meaning *one ' and not *a*: here * with- 
out a halt*. • 

176* flott (conn, with jliefen *to flow ', 'buoyant ', 'jovial*). 
8(ott teBen *to live in clover*. %X\vX unb fc^nctbig 'active*, 
' dashing *, will also be frequently met with in these extracts. 

178. Sumtec 'a gymnast*: S)ie Surnl^aQe 'the gymnasium*, 
but ba« (Sivmnafium ' the grammar-school *. 

179. 91ii0elffi«^otal * marker * or ' guide *. 

182. tiff .. . and* fSu^tetfen (with l^aben) 'to pull out' (etnen 
3a]^n, tie ^aare), with fein ' to take to one's heels *. Idiom : mir 
rif tie ®etu(t oxA ' I lost all patience *. 

183. bid^t (Eng. cogn. * tight *) * close *, as in toajferttd^t luft* 
ttd^t « water-tight *, ' air-tight '. 

184. I^iitteii lodbviiitett biltfett ' would only have had to fire '. 
Notice (i) this force of turfen=brauc^en ju 'need to*; (2) the 
position of l^atten for euphony ; (3) turfen instead of geturft when 
a compound tense of a verb of mood is followed by a depend- 
ent infinitive (to«tru(fen). 

193. h, bos les amies !=lca ©etoe^r fireiien ! 

198. ed alifel^eit aitf ' to have designs upon *: tauon aBgefe^en 
' apart from ihis consideration *, einem titooA an ten fSngen abfe^n 
' to anticipate a person *s wishes '. 

199. C^m . . . itt bie $Batft. This dat. of the pers. pron. is 
frequently used when speaking of the parts of the body : ic^ 
fd^uttelte t^m tie ^ant ' I shook his hand *. Cp. 195, 205. 

205. ^elbtoel^el. There is one to each itom)>anie; he is 
selected from the Unteroffijiere, by whom he is saluted (gcgtilft or 
falutiert), and ranks between them and the Offijtiere. There is 
no rank of ^elttoeBel. 

2q8. toad nod^ ' • .• erfd^offen* For this use of uhi<, see 
line 148. 

212. fa bodjp * you know, after all '. 

ClLl.] NOTES. Hi 

214. be« ^ttftev, a subst. formed from ^ufien *to puff', 
' breathe ' (atmen). 

215. eitte Sttttge^ sing, 'a pair of lungs'. Similarly: cine 
Grille ' spectacles \ eine ^d^cre * scissors ', 'tie Sucfergange ' sugar- 
tongs ', and others. 

216. Sovttifley^ Hungarian word for German ber Stangen 
' knapsack \ . 

227. bie loegeit . . . attberett ^om^aiiieti* This is an 
example of a construction peculiar to German and one to be 
rarely imitated by young students. Notice that the attributive 
participle gurucfgebliebehen is preceded by its adjuncts twgtn — 
tttocA, and translate the words n^geu . . . jurftdgeHteBcnen by a 
relatival sentence, e,g, *■ The other companies, which h^cl 
somewhat dropped to the rear . . .'. 

234. 0eiSiifii^t« Distinguish between tauf(^en*to exchange', 

* swop ', and tAufc^tn * to deceive ' : ettttiufc^en * to undeceive '. 

235. ^ttopaytn, an Italian word for gtrofe Slnflrengungen 

* hardships '. 

236. 0at *even' (adv.), as adj. = * prepared ', *well done' 
(of meat). Eng. cognate is * yare', see The Tempest, i. i, 6. 
Similarly connected are gem and * yearn '. 

238. jtoay gives more accurate details, 'and that', 'as a 
fact '. 

mittta im freiett ^Ib *■ in the open ' (country). Cp. 
unter fretem ^immel * in the open air ', auf freler ©traf e * in the 
open street ', in8 Srcie gel^en * to go out of doors '. 

242. J^eitttleud^iett with dat. (bcnen) ' to show the way home \ 

* to chide ', * to drub '. 

247. attfbiefe . . . toattett* 9Bactenauf(acc.) ' to waitfor', 
einen tvarten (affen <to keep a person waiting', einem aufroatten 

* to wait upon ', cinen oBtwarten * to await ', ertoartcn * to expect '. 

251. faittOd= German auSgejetti^net. 

252. fd^iefft il^tt bod^ ttttttet. ^oc^ here expresses urgency : 
' do bring him down', nmttr for Benintcr. 

»« .lie AY-^t.: .^.^/> f.^ 

THKKL^A'I^. [ch. I. 
■"" Bp . . .' Prices 

A E«fr Lyck, 
•« «o ' caldi ■ 

en. n.] NO TES, 1 1 3 


2. Bilvalieft. A German verb formed from the French 
bivouac ox bivctCy which again is borrowed from German SScittac^ 

* a watching near '. From tooc^ * wake ' are derived enwac^en 
(z^.».) *" to awake' (cease sleeping), and aufUKK^en (z/.n. * to wake 
up', )DC(!en and aufnecEen {v.a.) 'to awaken'. Notice aufgetvecft 

* quick-witted ', * wide-awake '. 

ttotliSsttteii lit. *hung round' (the body), and refers to 
uch accoutrements as bo; Sorntfler, bar SRantet, bet )8rotteuteI, here 
' took up our packs '. 
4. Ctintnttmii * frame of mind', lit. 'tuning', ^ttmme 

* tone ', * voice ', * vote ', abfltmmen * to vote ' ; man tdf t uber t\t 
Shortage ob^immen *the motion is put to the vote', ©erjlimmt 

* untuned *, * out of humour '. 

8. ovieittietfint mtd, lit. 'to take one's bearings by the 
east' {orien5\ hence = ft(^ guted^t finben *to find one's way'. As 
a surveyor's term, * to orient ' means to define the position of 
work to be done. 

16. etmaig ' possible ', an adj. formed from the adv. AXq^l 
' perhaps ' ; similar words are bi^l^erig, bottig, ieftig, bamalig, 
gefWg, ^cuttg, morgtg. 

18. fil^enioiiitiiett, uBer insep. as the verb has a figurative 
meaning, ' to accept', 'undertake'. Similar trans, insep. verbs 
are uBcrjeugen * to convince ', ufcettoeifen * to convict '. 

20. bev fBttt^H^Un 'of those who exercised the right' 
(Sftcdft), i.e. * of the proper persons '. 

22. mit bem • . • ^ fommrit ' to settle matters with one's 
own conscience '. So, in« fRtmt ^ngen or ^^tihtn * to write a 
fair copy '. 

27. fUthffOli, a stick on which notches {SttxU, conn, with 
* carve ') are cut ; then the * tally ' or * score ' kept against a 
debtor. [In Vol. 5 of Der Krieg Captain Tanera says : Wkx 



259. ^« fnltv e« . . . $bf^ *he threw. up . . .' Prices 
((Pretfe) gel^tn in tie ^ol^c when they * rise *. 

26a licf . . . ^olfini ' dashed off': einen ^jeg boxontragnt 
' to carry off a victory *, mit eincm Blauen Singe bavonfommeit * to 
get off easily *. 

267. fd^Iiel^ id^ bavmtd, baff . . . A common. rendering of 
the English gerund ; barauj completes the construction after 
fd^Uef e, and ba refers to the clause bai . . . ' I conclude from 
the fact that . . .',2.^. * I conclude from our not finding'. 

. Seid^e=:8etd^nam 'corpse* both conn, with £ng. Lychy 
in LychgaU and Lychwakc, Jtataoet (w.) ' carcase ' of animals. 

281. etl0ifd^ett=:*to seize' (ergretfen) suddenly and quickly, 
and is nearly synonymous with er^afd^ien and ettap^jen to * catch ' 
unexpectedly. The simple verb toifc^ti means * to glide along ', 
hence * to wipe ' ; enttoifi^n * to slip away *, * escape '. 

^iomatifd^e 9lebeitdatteit sum SCttdtoettbifllentett. 

What is the meaning of that ? SBai foil ba« ^ciien ? 

No matter. (Dad t6ut nicj^ts. 

Do you know where he is now ? SBiffen @te, too er jeftt flecft ? 

Not a shot was fired. 9Ran l^at fcinen @<l^uf abgegeSen. 

I can't help it. 3(^ fann mtt nt(^t ^clfen. . 

It is enough to drive one to G< ijt jum S^erjtoeifeln. 


No one surpassed him. QfS t^at i^m fetner )uoor. 

That 's not your business. ^ad tfl tiic^t 3]^re @a(f^e. 

To the point ! But ©ad^ ! 

I would not have given him 2)a« ^fttte i^ i^m ntt^t jugettaut. 

credit for that. 

{The seniemes are in each case suggested by the preceding 

chapter, ) 

Ch. II.] NOTES. 113 


2. Biloiifiert A German verb formed from the French 
bivouac or bivac^ which again is borrowed from German 93ettt>a(^e 
*a watching near*. From toac^ 'wake' are derived ertoac^en 
(z/.».) *to awake* (cease sleeping), and aufwad^en (v.^. 'to wake 
up*, n)t(fen and aufwecEen {p.a.) *to awaken*. Notice aufgetvecft 

* quick-witted *, * wide-awake '. 

ittit!^0ieti lit. *hung round* (the body), and refers to 
uch accoutrements as tfx Sorni^er, ber SRantet, bet ^Brotteutet, here 
*■ took up our packs *. 
4. Gtiitttitmtfl 'frame of mind', lit. 'tuning*, ^ttmme 

* tone ', * voice ', * vote *, abfHmmen * to vote ' ; man taft ubtt fctc 
Mortage aBflimmen 'the motion is put to the vote*. Sl^erfiimmt 

* untuned *, * out of humour '. 

8. otieniiert'rit mtd, lit. 'to take one*s bearings by the 
east* {oriefts)y hence =fl(^ lutt^t finben 'to find one*s way*. As 
a surveyor's term, * to orient * means to define the position of 
work to be done. 

16. etlQ«li0 ' possible *, an adj. formed from the adv. ettoa 

* perhaps * ; similar words are Bi«l^ertg, bottig, jetig, bamatig, 
gefhig, ^cutig, morgtg. 

18. iKeniomittett/ nbtt insep. as the verb has a figurative 
meaning, 'to accept*, 'undertake*. Similar trans, insep. verbs 
are wBcrjcugen * to convince *, fibettoeifen ' to convict *. 

20. hex fBttt^U^m ' of those who exercised the right * 
{Bttdft), i.e. ' of the proper persons *. 

22. mii bent • . • ^ fommett * to settle matters with one's 
own conscience '. So, in« fRtmt btingen or ^dftvibtn * to write a 
fair copy '. 

27. ^UtbM^li, a stick on which notches (Jterbe, conn, with 

* carve ') are cut ; then the ' tally ' or * score ' kept against a 
debtor. [In Vol. 5 of Der Krieg Captain Tanera says : SBir 



259. ^a fnln! er . . . $^^^ ^he threw up . . .* Prices 
((Pretff) gel^tn in tit ^ol^e when they * rise '. 

26a licf • . . boHim 'dashed off': einen ^jeg boxontragen 
' to carry off a yictory *, mit einem Blauen Sluge bovonfommeit ' to 
get off easily *. 

267. fWe^ Ul^ bavmtd, baff . . . A common. rendering of 
the English gerund ; barau6 completes the construction after 
fd^tlef c, and ba refers to the clause tag . . . ' I conclude from 
the fact that . . .*, 2.^. * I conclude from our not findii^'. 

. Seid^e=:8ci(^nam < corpse' both conn, with £ng. Lychy 
in Lychgate and Lychwake, Jtabaoer (/;i.) < carcase.' of animals. 

2S1. etl0ifd^ett=* to seize' (etgreifeti) suddenly and quickly, 
and is nearly synonymous with etl^aft^en and erta)>^ti to ' catch ' 
unexpectedly. The simple verb tt)ifd(^en means * to glide along ', 
hence * to wipe ' ; enttotfi^n * to slip away *, * escape '. 

^iomatifd^e 9lebett9attett jum SCttdtoettbiglentett. 

What is the meaning of that ? SBa* fott ba« l^eipen ? 

No matter. (DaJ t6ut nic^tf. 

Do you know where he is now ? SBiffen @tc, too er '\t^ ftecft ? 

Not a shot was fired. 9Ran l^at fatten ^ttg aSgegeBen. 

I can't help it. 3(^ fann mtr nt(^ ^etfen. . 

It is enough to drive one to Gd ijt jum ^erjtDetfeln. 


No one surpassed him. ^% i\i^i i^m feiner )uoor. 

That 's not your business. ^a< tfl ntc^t 3^e @a<^e. 

To the point ! But @a<|e ! 

I would not have given him 2)a< l^fttte t^ i^ttt ntt^t ju^ettaut. 

credit for that. 

{The sentettces are in each case suggested by the preceding 

chapter, ) 

Ch. n.] NO lES. 1 1 3 


2. IftHoafiert A German verb formed from the French 
bivouac 01 bivacj which again is borrowed from German 9eitt>ati^e 
'a watching near'. From toac^ 'wake' are derived enoac^en 
(z^.^.) ' to awake' (cease sleeping), and aufbati^cn (z/.m. 'to wake 
up', n)t(f en and aufwccEen (z;.a.) *to awaken'. Notice aufgetvecft 

* quick-witted ', * wide-awake '. 

tttnl^ftitflieti lit. 'hung round' (the body), and refers to 
uch accoutrements as to; %stvi\^tx, bo: SRantel, bet ^Brotteutet, here 
' took up our packs '. 
4. Ctitttmmtg 'frame of mind', lit. 'tuning', ^timme 

* tone ', ' voice ', ' vote ', abfHmmen * to vote ' ; man tdft ubet bit 
Shortage aBflimmen 'the motion is put to the vote', ©erfltmmt 

* untuned *, ' out of humour '. 

8. nHettiieriVit ititd« lit. ' to take one's bearings by the 
east' {priens), hence = ft(^ gwedl^t finben 'to find one's way'. As 
a surveyor's term, * to orient ' means to define the position of 
work to be done. 

16. etmaifl ' possible ', an adj. formed from the adv. ettoa 

* perhaps ' ; similar words are bi«l^crtg, bortig, ieftig, bamatig, 
gefhtg, l^eutig, morgtg. 

18. iKeniomtitett/ uber insep. as the verb has a figurative 
meaning, 'to accept', 'undertake'. Similar trans, insep. verbs 
are uBergcugen * to convince ', u6ettoeifen ' to convict '. 

20. bet $Bereil^ti0ien 'of those who exercised the right' 
(Slec^t), ue, ' of the proper persons '. 

22. mii bent • . • ^ fommeit ' to settle matters with one's 
own conscience '. So, in8 Sletne Mngen or f(l(>«!ben ' to write a 
fair copy '. 

27. fterl^l^ol^ a stick on which notches (Jterbe, conn, with 
' carve ') are cut ; then the * tally ' or * score ' kept against a 
debtor. [In Vol. 5 of Der Krieg Captain Tanera says : SBtT 



259. ^n fnln! ey . . . 4^d^ *he threw. up . . .* Prices 
($tdfe) ge^en in btc Jjol^c when they * rise '. 

260. licf . . . baHOtt 'dashed off': eineit Sieg basonttagen 
' to carry off a victory *, mit einem Blaueti Suge ba«i)ii!ommeit * to 
get off easily *. 

267. WXt%t iil^ baran9, baff . . . A common. rendering of 
the English gerund ; barauj completes the construction after 
fd^Uefe, and ba refers to the clause bai . . . 'I conclude from 
the fact that . . J^yia. * I conclude from our not findii^*. 

. Seid^e=:8ei(^nam * corpse* both conn, with £ng. Lych^ 
in LychgaU and Lychwake, Jtabaoer (/;i.) * carcase ' of animals. 

281. etl0ifd^en=* to seize' (ergretfen) suddenly and quickly, 
and is nearly synonymous with etj^afcf^en and erta)>^tt to ' catch ' 
unexpectedly. The simple verb tt)ifd(^en means * to glide along ', 
hence * to wipe ' ; enttoifi^n * to slip away ', * escape *. 

^biomatifd^ 9lebett9atien sum SCttdtoettbi^Ienten. 

What is the meaning of that ? SBa* fott ba« ^eipen ? 

No matter. (Dad t6ut ni(!^t«. 

Do you know where he is now ? SBijfen @!e, too er \t%t ftccft ? 

Not a shot was fired. 9)Van l^at fcinen ^d^u^ abgcgcBen. 

I can't help it. 3(^ fann mir nt(^t l^etfen. . 

It is enough to drive one to C« iji jum aSergnjeifeln. 


No one surpassed him. QfS t^at t^m !einer )u«or. 

That 's not your business. 5)a« tfl xix&jt Sl^re @a<^e. 

To the point ! 3ur @a<|e \ 

I would not have given him 2)ad l^fttte t^ il^m ntt^t ju^ettaut. 

credit for that, 

( The sentemes are in each case suggested by the preceding 
chapter. ) 

Ch. II.] NOIES, 113 


2. Jftitoiiliert A German verb formed from the French 
bivouac ox bivac^ which again is borrowed from German SSeittxiti^e 

* a watching near *. From toa(^ * wake ' are derived envac^en 
(z/.».) * to awake' (cease sleeping), and aufbac^en {v.n, ' to wake 
up ^ tt>c(ien and aufwed en {v.a,) 'to awaken'. Notice aufgetoecft 

* quick-witted *, * wide-awake '. 

nml^ilngieti lit. 'hung round' (the body), and refers to 
uch accoutrements as to: Sornifler, ter SRantel, ttx iSrotbeutet, here 
' took up our packs '. 

4. Gtimnttnig 'frame of mind', lit. 'tuning', ^ttmme 
' tone ', ' voice ', ' vote ', abflimmen ' to vote ' ; man taft iiber fcic 
Shortage abflimmen *the motion is put to the vote'. SSerfiimmt 
' untuned *, * out of humour ', 

8. otietttievfim v»%9 lit. ' to take one's bearings by the 
east' {priens), hence =ft(^ gured^lt finben 'to find one's way'. As 
a surveyor's term, * to orient ' means to define the position of 
work to be done. 

16. etmaifl ' possible ', an adj. formed from the adv. etttja 

* perhaps ' ; similar words are Wll^erig, bortig, iefttg, bamatig, 
gefhtg, l^cutig, morgtg. 

18. iKentomitteit, uber insep. as the verb has a figurative 
meaning, ' to accept', 'undertake'. Similar trans, insep. verbs 
are uBerjeugen * to convince ', iifcettotifen ' to convict '. 

20. ^ev $Befed^ti0ieti 'of those who exercised the right' 
(9le(^t), ue, ' of the proper persons '. 

22. ittU bem • • • ^ fommen ' to settle matters with one's 
own conscience '. So, tn8 JReme bttngen or fc^reiljen * to write a 
fair copy *, 

27. ^tt%ifi\%, a stick on which notches (Jterbe, conn, with 

* carve ') are cut ; then the ' tally ' or ' score ' kept against a 
debtor. [In Vol. 5 of Der Krieg Captain Tanera says : SBtr 




259. bn fnltv et . . . $^^ftt * he threw up . . .* Prices 
((Pretfe) gel^en in tic ^5]^c when they * rise '. 

26a licf . . . bolfOtt 'dashed off': eineit Steg bcioonttagen 
' to carry off a victory *, mit einem BXauen Singe bavonfommen ' to 
get off easily *. 

267. fd^liel^ id^ bavmid^ baff . . . A common. rendering of 
the English gerund ; barauj completes the construction after 
fd^Ucf e, and ba refers to the clause tai . . . ' I conclude from 
the fact that . . ,\i,e. * I conclude from our not finding'. 

. Settle =:8ct(^nam * corpse* both conn, with Eng. Lych, 
in Lychgate and Lychwake, Jtatavcr {m.) * carcase* of animals. 

281. eirloifd^ett=' to seize* (ergreifen) suddenly and quickly, 
and is nearly synonymous with er^afd^ien and cttap^jen to * catch ' 
unexpectedly. The simple verb totfc^n means * to glide along ', 
hence * to wipe * ; cntMtfi^n * to slip away ', * escape *. 

^iomatifd^e 9teben9attett jtmt ^batittnhiiUviun. 

What is the meaning of that ? SBa* fott ta« l^if en ? 

No matter. !X)a0 t6ut nic^tl. 

Do you know where he is now ? SBiffen @te, too er itl^t jlecft ? 

Not a shot was fired. ^an "fyat fetnen @<l^u^ abgegeBen. 

I can't help it. 3(^ fann mir n\^ fftlftn. . 

It is enough to drive one to G< ijt }um iQergtoetfeln. 


No one surpassed him. QfS t^at i^m !einer )Uvor. 

That 's not your business. ^ai tfl nid^^t 3^e @a(^e. 

To the point ! 3ur @a<l^ ! 

I would not have given him ^ai ^Atte t^ tl^m ntt^t jugettaut. 

credit for that. 

{TAg sentemes are in each case sttggested by the preceding 

chapter, ) 

Ch. II.] NOTES, 113 


2. l^itiialiert A German verb formed from the French 
bivouac ox bivac, which again is borrowed from German ScittHK^e 
*a watching near*. From tooc^ *wake* are derived enoacfien 
{v,n,) * to awake* (cease sleeping), and aufioac^en (z/.«. * to wake 
up', tt>c(fen and aufnxcEen {v.a.) 'to awaken'. Notice aufgetvedt 

* quick-witted *, * wide-awake '. 

ttml^Sitgtnt lit. ' hung round ' (the body), and refers to 
uch accoutrements as ttx Sorni^er, bar SRantet, ttx iSrotbeittel, here 
' took up our packs \ 
4. Ciimmmtfl * frame of mind', lit. 'tuning', ^ttmtne 

* tone ', * voice *, * vote ', abfHmmen * to vote ' ; man taf t fiber bie 
Shortage abflimmen 'the motion is put to the vote'. SSerfiimmt 

* untuned ', ' out of humour '. 

8. otinttiert'en vobl^, lit. ' to take one's bearings by the 
east' {oriens)^ hence =fi(^ guted^t finben *to find one's way'. As 
a surveyor's term, * to orient ' means to define the position of 
work to be done. 

16. eitoai0 ' possible ', an adj. formed from the adv. ettoa 

* perhaps ' ; similar words are Bi^l^erig, bortig, ieftig, bamalig, 
gefWg, l^cutig, morgtg. 

18. m^eYttommett, itber insep. as the verb has a figurative 
meaning, * to accept', 'undertake'. Similar trans, insep. verbs 
are uBergeugen * to convince ', il6erto«ifen * to convict '. 

20. bet $Beted^ti0ieti 'of those who exercised the right' 
(9le(^t), ue, * of the proper persons '. 

22. mit bent • . • ^ fommnt ' to settle matters with one's 
own conscience '. So, in« JRerne ^ngen or fc^reiljen * to write a 
fair copy '. 

27. Sefl^l^ol^ a stick on which notches {^txU, conn, with 

* carve ') are cut ; then the * tally ' or * score ' kept against a 
debtor. [In Vol. 5 of Der Krieg Captain Tanera says : SBir 



fonnten flott toacauf lo^gel^en unb tuc^tig jul^auen unt fo mandden Sttxh 
auf unferem @(^utb^o(j audtUgen.] 

31. ben ^n ball • • . bebad^t 'provided for the case*, i,e, 
the possibility of our both being killed. 

33. 9loHsett l^ei tttt9 'memoranda on our persons \ ^lotij 
nel^men »on * to take notice of*, ba« 9^ti)Bu(!^ * the pocket-book *, 
but ba« J&eft * the note-book* (at school) ; but SRirtc means * bill *, 
'bank-note*, 'note in music*, and 9loten (pi.) 'printed or 
written music *. ^oAtn @ie 3^rc ^itn mitgebradjit % « Have you 
brought your music ? * 

34. eht fetttetet 9atitevab=(in nit^t fo ttertrauter (intimer). 

40. bev aniIiiat«$8etbienftovbett is a Medal with ' F. W. 
III. R.* (Friedrich Wilhelm ill. Rex) on one face and SSerbitnft 
urn toen ®taat on the other. 

41. bad eifetne ^eng* This much-coveted decoration was 
first founded on March 10, 1813 by Friedrich Wilhelm ni. 
as a reward for bravery displayed in the Befreitingskrieg against 
Napoleon, and resuscitated by Wilhelm i, on July 11, 1870 on 
the day when the French Declaration of War was laid before 
the Reichstag by Bismarck. 

43* meitt $etf d^metiettet SCttn* Captain Tanera fell with his 
horse before Paris, broke his arm, and had in consequence to 
return to Germany from January 9 to 29, 1871. With this 
exception he was in France from the beginning of the war to 
the end of the German occupation : 9tnt 15. 3utt 1873, ))onmttag6 
8 U^r fc^tug tie ^bfc|iicb«fiunbc. 

45. iiid^t eistmal ' not even * ; nod^ ciitinat ' once more *, 
* encore ' ; fommen ©ie mat l^r * just come here *. 

50. bm BiHtblonal 'nipple-bore*. 3unun (Eng. 'tinder*) 
' to set on fire *, as in Sunb^utd^en * cap *, Sitnbnabelgetoc^t ' needle- 
gun *, Sunbrol^cc * fuse-tube *. 

54. 0d^la0f ebet bed J^afpned ' spring of the hammer *. 

57. sieKeiQttfft lit. 'conscious of a purpose*, i.e, 'deli- 
berately *. 

Ch.II.] AVTES. 115 

6a Sl0¥|»9«ftUletie. The artillery attached to the whole 
army-corps. This consists of 3 %iit\i»n%tn of Suf arttSerie and i 
of teitenbc SltttQetic. 

66. ^tttftett toit mttuiea * we could fall in ' ; butfen here 
*to be at liberty*, *to be authorised'. Imp. Subj. turfte 
sometimes implies possibility : cr burfte tcoffi Sl^neti nic^t aiSiti gefagt 
l^oiett * he may very likely not have told you everything '. 

67. bie ^pU^t, * the head *, may consist of a few men leading 
a small detachment or a body of men leading a column. 

68. itl^eYfd^rittett loit ' we crossed *, insep. trans. ; also 

• to transgress ' (etn ®cfct> * a law '). As a sep. intrans. * to step 
across * and is then conjug. with fein. 

71. SSiefe a 'meadow* (low-lying); fete ^cAtt 'mountain 
meadow *, bie SBeibe * pasture *, bic 9lue (conn, with a^ua, Eng. • 

• ey *) ' fertile mead *. 

76. fei, the subj. of reported news. 

80. matfig 'pithily*, adj. formed from ta9 SWarf 'marrow'. 
2)ie 3)larf (i) 'mark*, 'boundary* (Eng. 'march*); (2) a coin 
worth about 11 id, matfifc^ 'belonging to a Mark *. 

83. jeijt 0ilt*9 * now for it *, ' now comes the tug *. 

85. ftols *«f ®'*^ * proud of you *. 9Iuf also translates * of ' 
after German adj. ciferfudjitig 'jealous*, neibifc^ 'envious*, eitet 

• vain *, adjitfam ' heedful *. 

90. I^e0ei1te¥tt 'to animate*. Similar verbs formed from 
plur. of subst. are htoolUxn, fcegiitan. 

91. SattbtoeJ^vIetttstimi. A soldier enters the Landwehr 
after three years* active service and four years in the Reserve. 

96. 3;a^ferfeit 'courage*; tapfer, Eng. cogn. 'dapper'., 
This originally meant ' valiant * but has been degraded to mean 
'brave* (in appearance), 'spruce*. Similarly 'whine* (totinen), 
« pretty ' (^)tati(>ttg), 'stool* (@tuW), 'thatch* (JDac^) seem to have 
lost much of their original force. 

104. fid^ fhreifte 'crane forward', 'strain his eyes', ^ie 
SEBajftn ftttdtn « to lay down one*s arms*; in gefhecftem ^aXopp, at 


full gallop. CHn jtbet mitf fic|^ nacfi ber ^tdt ftted en ' every one 
must cut his coat according to his cloth \ 

107. tBojeiOed, about two miles south of Sedan and half a 
mile from right bank of Meuse. The village formed the 
extreme right of the French position round Sedan, and was 
occupied by Lebrun*s Corps. Most obstinate fighting here 
took place between the French and Bavarians. The place 
was in ruins and in the hands of the Germans by the night of 
September i. • 

112. 0evabestt=in aBttfltc^feit *in reality*. 

115. ^nd ^ettfett *the act, or power, of thinking*. JDer 
©ebanfc * the thought*. 

117. CTuvisniitt^ about ten miles south-east of Sedan. 

125. ftomlmtiidfolottttett attdeiumtbev sejogett! 'deploy into 
line of company columns ! * The past. part, and infinitive are 
both used elliptically for the imperative, as fltll geflanben ! ' atten- 
tion !' Slntreten ! * fall in ! * ^Ingctegt ! * present !* 3lu«fc^tt>Anntn I 

* extend!* JBaionctte aufpflanjtn! *fix bayonets!* kic OUet'et 
fdllUef en I * close up ! ' 

132. fd^Ittg eto; used of lightning (f&iX%), 'to strike*, here 

* buried itself*. 

140. ttngett . . . babott 'received*. See note to i. 260. 

148. fid^ niifyi ttiit . . mtfgelpiittett Most no time in', 
aufMten (z;.a.) 'to stop', but auf etmaS l^alten 'to set store by 
anything ', * to believe in '. 

151. tnttgiibi 'surrounds*, insep. verb as umringen, umgingeln. 
with the same meaning; but, geben ®ie mic metnen 9D{antet um 

* help me on with my cloak *, 

14 m. =antert]^aIB SReter, ace. of measure of space. 
Eleven Meter about equal to 12 yards. 

167. ienem S)>iii¥itte«Seitittmtt. The dative of relation or 
person interested, equivalent to a genitive in meaning; simi- 
larly etnem SAger in line .168, 

Cli.n.] NOTES. 117 

175* fid^ • • • mtWoff 'adjoined'. SBetben ®ie ^ ttn« (an un<) 
anf(^Itepfn ? ' will you join us ?* ^aBen bie Suge ^nfdlituf ? ' do the 
trains fit ?* 3)ie 2lnf(l|>tu^Ba]^tt * the branch railway*. 

177. bent 9latibe . . . ettilattg, more usually entkng be^ 
9ianbe8 or ben fStaxCb entlang. 

180. Uttdffl^attlftett or au^fc^naufen (Eng. * snuff') = t)etf(^naufen, 
^a^ )ftVL^tn * to get breath '. The labials /, b, /, v, w are often 
interchanged even in English, as in scrape^ scrub, scurf, 
scurvy, scour. So also between English and German. What 
are the Eng. cogn. of greifen, ^olflcr, grob, @atBe ? 

187. 0^ bie ittid tuolpl . . . Elliptical : * I wonder whether . . .' 

192. ^gdtueife. A 3ug is usually one third of a J^om^ame 
and we have in English no corresponding term. 

195. ovgeliett fie lod 'they began grinding away'. The 
Mitrailleuse is fired as a barrel-organ is played. Distinguish 
between bie Orgel and bad Organ. 

199. Sd^Ittgett . . . fitif =n}enn . . . auff(l(|(ugen < if some shots fell 
short '. 

202. eistige Sot ' some ounces '. £ot, connected with English 
'lead', was probably a weight {®tm\^i) cast in lead (8Iei). 
SotMet 'sounding lead', Iotre(^t=fenfred^t 'plumb', ber Sottourf 
' cast of the lead '. In weight it was formerly -^ of a ?Pfunb, 
now 3^' 

218. ttid^i turit budgie ' whose thoughts were limited '. 

221. id^ Ipotte ved^i ©liiif 'I was fortunate'; but, i(^ l^atte 
^td^ (pitch) or ©iat^eur * I had hard lines '. 

222. tuatfett nm 'upset', 'brought down'. The prefix urn 
is separable when it implies (i) change, f(eiben @ie fic^ um 
* change your clothes '; (2) upsetting, umfa^ren ' to knock down 
while driving'; (3) turning, etn @c^tff umlegen 'to tack'; (4) 
deviation, umgel^en ' to make a circuit in walking '. 

232. bttYd^ldd^eti 'riddled', butd^ is insep. as the verb is 
trans, and but(^ has the force of ' through and through '. 9Bit 
but(|itUten ben SBalb * we traversed the wood in every direction '. 


233* ie^ Iplefif ed 511 erteid^ett ' now to reach '. Cp. tad ^rif t 
gctaitfen I * that I call running !* 

238. aOgilttev ^flegnta. See note, i. 152. 

241. ovbendid^ Ipittitl^er leud^ten 'get a decent shot*. Cp. 
^eimteuc^ten, i. 242, with a similar meaning. 

244. tuetm i . . . tt<t. Patois for, SBenn i(fi nici^t etn ^fif^lein 
ftnbe, n>o i(^ mic^ l^tnlegen unb auf einen $ran}ofenf(^5bc( nadj^ bent 
anbetn §telen unb a^btfidcn !ann, nun fteut mt(^ bte ganje ^c^Iac^t nt(^. 

254. Ipetii^evgeiagt^ lit. 'to drive over in our direction*, 
*to let fly'. Cp. in the sense of shooting, cr l^ot |l(l|i cine 
Jtuget butdd ben J(ot)f gejagt ' he has blown his brains out '. 

256. eittgettommeit ' gained (possession of) *. So ctobetn, Be^ 
jn)tngen to * take * a town ; but * to take into one's house ' auf. 

259. ^el^oit^iett 'to maintain*, 'hold*. 3)a« @<^(a(^tfelb 
Sel^au^Jten ^rester maitre du champ de baiaille\ 'To quit the 
the field * is ba$ $elb tAumen. ' To behead * is entl^au^ten. 

260. ttttgelpolieltett Gifettlivoffett, lit. 'the unplaned crumbs 
of iron*, i.e, 'rough fragments*. 

272. tQav ed il^m, aid ol^ . . . 'he felt as if . . .* 
274. tiertieien 'told', lit. 'betrayed'; »erraten 'to advise 
wrongly*. Useful compounds of taten (O. Eng. 'rede*) are, 
erraten * to guess *, Beraten ' to counsel ', aBtoten * to dissuade *, 
geraten in (3orn) ' to fly into (a passion) *. 

276. lieim 9lttfatmett, 'in the act of drawing a breath*. 
99ei has here its usual force of indicating conjunction of events. 

2S4. eiiiett l^elbetttob tuie i^tt . . . The usual translation of 
the Eng. ' such as *. Gftfinnen * to think out *, ' imagine *. 

292. belt Sftbel Ipodl gefillloiiittieit 'waving his sword on 
high *4 ace. absolute. 

294* wUieit im ^Inmitg . . . ntitiat Ut9 ^n|, dat. of station 
and ace. of motion respectively. SRitten is an adv. fcnrmed 

Ch. II.] NOTES. 119 

from an old adj. mitte, seen in 9D{Utag, SRtthood^ and in £ng. 
^{^Aiight, miV/winter. 

^biontatiffl^e Siebettdntiett. 

It does not signify. (5*8 mac^t ni(^t« au8. 

A regular rascal. Gin auSgtmac^et ®(|iitrf(. 

In remembrance of a friend. Sum Slnbenfen an rinen Srcunb. 

I cannot understand that. Stij^ fann ni(l||t batu^er van fSttm 


His life is at stake. G< gt^t t^m an9 SeBcn. 

That I may be proud of you. ^omtt ic^ floCj auf eu(^ fein fann 

Do you think that necessary ? fatten @ie bad ftir notig ? 

From head to foot. ^Dm @(l(ieite( Bt< gnr 3<l^e. 

That 's nothing ! Never mind ! S)a« fd^abet nt(^td. 

He who is good for nothing SBtt nic^td taugt tfl etn Xaw* 
is a scamp. gent(^t9. 


2. 8)>iiiiid^ogett* This bend of the Meuse encloses the 
<$aIBinfeI von 3ge8. 

6. edfovtieti=Germ. Beglettct. 

9. ttn^nten ... to <Stii|ifiitt0 ' took in charge ' has a more 
active meaning than em))fangen *to receive'. 

II. ^ont d S)>iottfTott in the Dept. Meurthe on the Mosel 
about half way between Metz on N. and Nancy on S. 

15. veilpte er fid^ . . . an. Slnreil^tn < to arrange in a row\ 
fl(|i anrei^tn (dat.) * to join the ranks of*. JRei^e * row *, Germ, 
ei Eng. oot oa\ what are Eng. cognates of fix^t, 93nn, ®et|l, 

17. ntit as adv. * also ' ; er tear mit feabct, ' he was one of the 
party '. 


25. Dentitstfiigf * rational ', from fcte 35crnunft * reason ' ; "on* 
jldnttg, ' intelligent ' from bet SSerjlanb ; distinguish from both 
ttcrflAnbltc^ 'intelligible'. 

26. lutttete Ittv^ ' ran briefly '. iBduten or ertonen < to sound ' 
(of bells). 

29. nmbvongtettf urn insep. as verb has force of ' encircling '. 
See note 11. 222. 

32. ttud^veitett. Simple verbs compounded with prep, 
that govern dat. often themselves govern the dat. Such are 
na(^fe^en * to pursue *, naddeUen * to hurry after *, beitoo^nen * to 
be present at *. 

34* ®SS^^=^6n"- U6etf(^rcitung. 

36. S$ettett = Germ. bet 9(ufirttt; both words are also used in 
theatrical language. 

Sugetf ta%, Uhe camp' (also * store'); bie iBage * the 
site ', * position of affairs '. 

39. ii^eYtutmbenett. Distinguish between i(^ ubenoinbe and 
i(^ tvtnbe uBer, A poem of Schiller's is entitled 2)i( unubettoinb* 
\\<ift 8f(otte, * the invincible Armada' of 1588. 

42. Ipnf ten liUi^ett^ lit. ' to remain clinging ', ' to remain 
fixed '. So ftel^en bleiben * to stop '. ^aften an or aitf with dat. 

* to cling to ', l^aften fur * to answer for '. 

46. 9tedttOl9, to the west of Sedan, lay at the foot of the 
station taken up by King William of Prussia during the battle. 

48. @vffi^ief^g* dh: adds a completing and active force to 
the verb fc^tegen, hence etfc|iief en * to shoot and kill * ; cp. ctbitttn 
*to obtain by asking' (hence iinetHttttdl^ 'inexorable'), etjagcn 

* hunt down ', etleBen * live to see '. 

49. eistigett Ipimbett ^fetbett, 6000 -serviceable (braudj^bate) 
horses had fallen into the hands of the Germans; some were 
utilised ; a- large number, after devouring one another's manes 
and tails, died of hunger, and the rest were shot. 

50. Secottbiftger. . This • (5l^argebeaei(|inung ' is no longer 
used in the German army. 

Ch. ni.] NOTES. 121 

51. mdnest 3ttg. According to this passage a *3tig* was 
about 50 9)9ann. 

53. imtiersiigUd^/ compounded of un*, i&crjug < delay ' (subst. 
from tterjiel^en * to protract') and AxSi^ adj. term.,* without 
delay ', * immediately '. Break up other words similarly and 
thus arrive at their meaning. 

55. meitte fie^ett Sudden, ' my goods and chattels '. 

66. ttttiett, adv. * below ' ; the corresponding prep, is unter, 
and adj. ter tie bad untere. Similarly for * above ' , oBen, vAtt, bet 
bte bad oBere ; for * behind ', l^inten, Winter, ber bie ba« ^intetc, and for 
* in front \ »orn, \)w, ber bte ba« vorbere. 

68. Se|pmli¥ei lit. ' loam -broth ', and suggests the ®(^(ammBab 
of Homburg and other German watering-places. 

69. tuimtnelte, lioifd^te . . . bttvd^einattber. A good ex- 
ample of the impersonal use of verbs to denote action ; trans- 
late ' there was a confused swarming mass of . . . animals *. 

75. SSSittfel is strictly the inside angle formed by two lines, 
as ein re(^tn>tn!(iged 2)tete(f * a right-angled triangle *, and bie d^e 
(Eng. 'edge') is the outside angle, but the distinction is not 

84. tint|i|ientiieife 'by droves'. This and similar adverbs 
are really gen. cases. Cp. l^aufentoeife, teilweife, fd^ietjtoeife and 
Eng. * wise * in * otherwise '. They are sometimes used as adj. , 
bie fc^erjtoetfe SBe^nbtung * the jocose treatment '. 

tinytla * separate ' ; distinguish from etn^tg * only ' and 
einfam * lonely ', as 3^r etngiger <^o^n nwl^nt ganj einfam in etnem 
eingetnen ^mii. 

85. Sd^nbett ottvid^ien * to cause damage ', @(^aben leiben, ' to 
suffer damage '. 

91. wxiibWthta 'stayed away', 'were not forthcoming'. 
Cp. feine ©trafe toirb nid^t au«BIetben * he will not escape punish- 

93. bie M . . . )Bettie|ifevbe. Cp. note, i. 227. 

94. mi(it<l¥iiltt0lid^ett lit. 'useful for military service'. 


^axiof!^ 'to be useful' is connected with tudlitid and Moughty'; 
hence ein Jlaugent<^t« * a good-for-nothing*. 

113. |perl^ei0efd^le)i|it. The prefix '^erBei' implies motion 
*up to one's side', as ^crbctctUn *to hurry up*; it is separable 
with the accent on 6ei. @(^te))t)en * to drag*; hence ba« ®(^tc)>^au 
*the tow-rope', ba« ©(^te^jjjbannjfftfjtff 'the steam-tug*. 

114. lam gelattfen 'came running*. This past part., where 
in Eng. we find the pres. part., is used with fommen and Bringen, 
as, er lam ^orgefaBren ' he came driving up to the door*, fie Brtngen 
ein @turf ^oI§ gcf(l(^Te))))t 'they come dragging a piece of wood', 
juetfl lam ber OBerflTeutnant angef^rrngt 'first galloped up the 
Lieutenant- Colonel '. 

114. tuelpvte fid^ . . . urn 'struggled to save his property*. 

1 16. |a bod^ ttidit ' not possibly*. 

122. ®efteitet holds rank below the Untetoffljtere and seems 
to be a senior among the privates ; he is exempt from sentry 
and other duties. The nearest equivalent is ' Corporal of the 

129. 0{ng e9 mt ben Vh»tb ' we proceeded to the slaughter*. 

131* VSit^tx^f a strong fortress washed on two sides by the 
Meuse, chef-lieu of D^partement des Ardennes, some 10 miles 
north-west of Sedan. 

132. <|itiiifirHg gemanert 'faced with stone like a quay'. 
Notice mat, as marking the state, and not tourbe, which would 
mean * was being walled*. 

C^ebattleget, pi. -% 'light cavalry' ((eid^tc fkvXtx) is a 
name formerly given in France to a squadron of horse re- 
cruited from noblemen. The name is still retained in the two 
Bavarian Armee-Korps, in which there are six (S!^ei>aulcgcc6« 

137. btilffte Ob 'fired (oflf) ', rather 'pressed* the trigger 
(S)rit(fer). Synonymous are aB« unb (odfeuern, aB* unb to<Brennen, 
aBtofen and to9f(l(|tefen ; aBfd^tef en used of bow and crossbow (ber 
39i)gett, bte 91rmBtttfl). 

dLia] NOTES. 123 

138. tvieli bet l^elgifilefi Oteiise §» ' was carried towards 
the Belgian frontier', more than 50 miles; the frontier is close 
to the French fortress of Givct. 

141. SCttftoiteit^ used of ' damming up' water, here ' the block 
of carcases'. 

142. foOeit fid^ . . . tiettoalprt Ipa^ett ' are said to have pro- 
tested'; notice this use of the modal verb foKtn. 

144. C^ibettiie, ue, German %\t @eH(^(. 

149. f^>eiieO= German Sefonbet«. 

154. f0vtfe|{ett (z/.o.), ft fe<^e feine fSttlt fort *he continued his 
speech', but fortfa^rcn {v.n,) er fu^t fort ju rcbcn *he continued 
to speak'. Sottfe^ung fbtgt * to be continued', in a serial story. 

156. tumtoettbl^itt compounded of un, negative prefix, at< 
*away', tMnbttt *to turn' -Bttt adj. term. (conn, with an old verb 
Bateii *to bear') 'capable of; therefore, 'incapable of being 
turned away or averted', 'inevitable*. 

1 57* ®^tttfeiw0 b'9lfviqne. A body of light-cavalry, origin- 
ally drawing its men from Africa, but now composed of 

158. iC^engfte. Note 3)a« «JJferb, JRo^ 'horse', fcer ^cngjl 
'stallion', tie ©tiite 'mare', ba« ^utlen 'foal', toiel^ern 'to neigh'. 
Similarly the generic names bag flltnb, baJ -§u^ii, baS @(^af have 
distinctive forms for the sexes. 

160. CTetttgatbed. Probably a picked body-guard of the 
Emperor Napoleon iii. 

161. futttti stt battbigenbett* This may be called the German 
gerundive, and is formed from the use of the German act. inf. 
with a passive force. 3)tefe« iPfctb ijl f aum ju BAnbigen ' is with 
difficulty to be broken in'; hence cin faum ju Bftnbigenbc* (Pferb, 
' an almost untameable horse'. 

)Betbet^ettgfte bott ^paW. The Spahis are a kind of 
mounted police organised by the French in Algeria. 

167. Saitelbvttct 'saddle-gall', a sore caused by the pressure 
(Shfurf) of the saddle. 



173. (S^eftilidsttnb tRegimetti8«9mttb5riill|ett 'stud and regi- 
ment marks'. A fine Oeflut * breeding stables* is to be seen 
near Harzburg on the north edge of the Harz Mountains. 
3ei(^en, Eng. cognate * foken '. Cp. tetttn * dole ', fcaJ Jtenngetdj^en 

* characteristic'. 

178. ffl^ott 1866 *even in 1866'. This was the year of the 

* Seven Weeks War' between Prussia and Austria, when the 
Zundnadelgewehr helped to win the decisive victory of Konig- 
gratz or Sadowa for the Prussians. 

180. 9iiM>|ie * a black horse', conn, with 3iabe * a raven', JDer 
Solben * a cream-coloured horse', «in SfaBell * light-bay', ein @(f>ecf 
'piebald', tin Sfud^S *a chestnut', rin @(^immet *grey'. 

182. ^itttfibeve, an adj. formed from the prep, and adj. ^uteiber, 
as t>a« ifi mtr jutoibet * I loathe it' — * repulsive*. 

185. einem l^ufavett^ dat. of the person interested, as ter 
J^unb \<ifXLCcp)pit bent 9tetter na(^ ber $anb ' the dog snapped at the 
rider's hand '. 

187. btttd^fd^offett trans, and insep. 'to pierce'; if sep. it 
would be a neut. verb ' to shoot through* and ' to dash through*. 

3biomaHfill|e tRebettdaYiett. 

Whose turn is it ? 9ln mem tft bie Steil^e x 

Each in his turn. 3ebei: nad^ ber Stet^e. 

Report yourself to the Captain. SRelben ®ie fidli beim ^ettn.^au))t» 

I had my hair dressed. 3(|i (ie^ mtr einen iteuett ©c^ettel 

That's no use ! ^a« l^ttft ntc^t^. 

Do the best you can. ^tVC, taoA l^elfett mag. 

In itself. ^n unb fur fidj^. 

I would have rated him s6undly. 3(l(^ l^dtte Kffn f(^Dn angelaffett. 

Ch. IV.] NOTES. 125 


1. mifer )Befe^l latttete • • • The in^iitives are here used 
with an imperative force. See note 11. 125. 

2. tieriveiibett * to disperse ', used also of * beguiling time ', 
as sum 3ettt)ertret( ' for amusement \ $er has here the force of 
* away ', as wriagen * to drive away ', wrgcl^en * to pass away *, 
vcrftii^mad^ten < to pine away ', )>erbluten * to bleed to death '. 

4. Cd^ItMifliiinftl lit. 'corner for creeping into ', *a hiding- 
place', ba« @(^liHjftoc^ ; hence the adj. f(||Iu^)ferig * slippery', and 
fig. 'changeable'. 

7. iii^er bie eiststtWugettbeit V&t%it lit. 'about the to be 
taken roads*. See note iii. 161. ©infc^Iagen, also 'to wrap 
up', and, of lightning, 'to strike'. @(||Jagen @te ein 'your 
hand upon it '. 

10. matt budgie fii!^ fd^on 'one certainly imagined', ^td) 
is dative. 

11. tMtffim^tvn 'to die of hunger', forms comp. tenses 
with fein as implying a change of condition ; similar verbs are 
(infdi^Iafen * to fall asleep ', geneftn * to recover ', jlerBtn ' to die '. 

13. idl tutttbe betiitett geittiid^t 'I was mounted'. Seritttn 
p. p. of bereiten * to ride over ' (a country), * to break in * (a 
horse), to be distinguished from the weak verb itretten (conn, 
with Betett ' ready '). ' to prepare'. 

15- M fteiioiaig geittelbet l^iiltett 'had volunteered', lit. 
' had given in their names voluntarily ' ; cp. fl(^ melten laffen ' to 
send in one's card '. Gin etnj[A^geT ffteimilltger is a soldier who 
may serve with the colours (6et ten Sa^nen) one year instead of 
three in virtue of his having reached CBerfefunba (the 3d class 
from the top) in a gymnasium and being able to pay for his 
own clothing, keep, and equipment. 


1 8. bttrd^ftveifteti insep. 'to traverse in every direction'. 
If fciirdl^ were sep. the verb would mean * to traverse in one 
direction from one end to the other *. 

22. Ulattett* The much-dreaded light-cavalry of the Germans, 
corresponding to the Chevauleger of the Bavarian Armee-Korps, 
but wearing d^uletten while the Chevauleger has only 9l<l^elf(a)^n. 

26-27. ^alte . • . fdtttte* The subj. of reported speech 
(inbtre!te Stetoe) in the tense employed by the speaker who said> 
i(^ l^alte . . . fovtel tc^ fann. 

29. id^ ^itt ed ttie 0(ttiefett. Cp. French, Je ne tai jamais iti, 

. 30, 32. <S(ef d^ielpt . . . tuetbettetfdlofTeit: these are instances of 
the use of the Present for the Future when the result is regarded 
as certain. Of the numerous words in German for ' to happen ', 
we may form perhaps approximately three classes: (l) with 
reference to persons, (ftnem begegnen, tmbetfa^ten, guftopen, gcfc^l^en, 
paffteren \ (2) of ordinary events, geftfie^en, votfallen, vorfommen ; (3) 
of important events, fic^ eteignen, {t(^ BtgeBen, fU^ ^utragen. 

36. bttrd^ bie • . . OleiH^ftliisleit lit. *by means of the 
for show carried indifference ', i,e, * by the display of callous- 
ness '. Deduce the meaning of ®Iet(l(^guUtgf ett from those of its 
component parts. 

37. irrie tt, or itrte cr ^, * he made a mistake ', but ct 
veritrtc fidd ' he lost his way' ; also (af{<n @t( ^ iti<^t tnre mad^n 
' don't be misled '. 

40. lUNll eiiiest tlitftr«i0 ' any further commission ' (order) ; 
but the * act of committing '= bit iBtgeiung, and a business * com- 
mission' ( percentage) = He $roMfion. 

52. iKffte (Eng. cogn. 'twitch') 'quiver', a weak verb 
formed from the strong verb stc^n * to tug ', as (flifen ' to stoop ' 
from Hegts 'to bow', and m fui^teii 'to take flight' from 
ffiegen * to fly '. 

57. brailliett . . . gn ' to spend ' (time), aalgc^ii ' to spend ' 

Ch. IV.] NOTES, 127 

58. imlerlielfeit loir * we abstained from ' ; antev is insep. as 
the verb has a figurative meaning and the accent is on laffen. 
Similarly umcrfagen ' to forbid ', ntitcrrt4^tcii *■ to instruct ', vn!Ut» 
bret^en * to interrupt '. 

6a am Se^ett corresponds to * alive ', ue, on iife ; similarly 
on Sorb ' aboard '. 

67. ©quifiage, French, for bee SBagett or bal Su^noer!. 

69. 0entetefaiit ati90entaill|ie 'mutually arranged'. Dis- 
tinguish between gemein, gemeinfam or gemetnfc^aftlic^, a((geitietn. 

70. fo fd^et • • • tMtfy tout* A concessive adv. clause, 
' however much it was against the grain ', or * though it was '. 

71. et ntntie, more usually miifte tx, as mufte is the principal 
verb, and should therefore stand second in the sentence, 
the first place being occupied by an adverb of manner. 

imtente^mittisdlttftisett. Deduce the meaning 'enter- 
prising \ 

72. tidetUiffett ' to relinquish ' ; why is it inseparable? 

75. Sitrd^bie SSStllber, etc. Part of a song from the Opera 
Der Freischutz by Weber. 

81. Ildni0 iwn threnffen. Wilhelm i. (1861.1888), grand- 
father of the present (1890) Emperor Wilhelm 11. On Jan. 18, 
187 1 he was proclaimed Emperor of Germany at Versailles, 65 
years after Franz ii. had renounced the title, and 170 years 
after the elevation of Prussia to the rank of a kingdom. 

85. bie tBrttmffmntg 'the arming', bte (hitioaffnuag 'the 
disarming '. 

86. bet 9laHomi(0ii¥be. This was 'La garde nationale 
mobile ', abbreviated into ' Les Moblots '. This corps dates 
from 1789 and, as the name implies, was intended to be the 
Landwehr of France. At the outbreak of war in 1870, it was 
found to be in^a very disorganised condition, but still did some 
good work after Sedan. It was finally abolished in August 1S71. 

96. bttrflfs bodi toir irii^ felpUn ' we at least must not be 
absent ', ' it would never do for us to be absent '. 


98. atntttlplet^ . . « la iBoid are places S. of Paris in the 
direction of Orleans. 

105. Uittger * somewhat long ^ the same force of the com- 
parative is found in Latin. 

III. stt biefem 99e|pttf=3u btcfcm 3»e(f. The Eng. cogn. 
* behoof means * advantage* as does SSel^uf in jum JBe^uf bet 
2lrmen * for the benefit of the poor *. 

113. er meittie. ^etnen means both * to be of opinion' and 
' express an opinion ', but rarely * to intend ', which is BeaBm. 
tigen, vor^aBen, gebenfen. 

bet sttsb bet* ' So and so ', ' Monsieur un tel \ 
ntiiffe • • • fei • • . ^o^e* Notice the mood and tense 
of this inbtre!tc JRefec. 

1 14. eitt^eimifil) is used of a man who has his home (^(imat) 
in a certain place; its opposite is auS»&ttig. (StngeBotnet and 
SanbeSftnb. are ' natives \ ^in Slu^Mnber fann tin (StnBetmifc^eT aBer 
nie etn (SingeBomet fetn. 

121. ba^itt gegattgett . . . att^ttl^alfett. S)a^inisnot trans- 
lated ; it serves to complete the construction after gegangen and 
refers to the coming dep. clause ; translate by the Eng. gerund, 
cp. I. 267. What does aufl^alfen literally mean ? 

125. tebolbetifdle Sfttbentttngeit 'significant handling of my 
revolver *. 

129. tt ^ettalpnt fld^ (or Bcttug |t(l|>) * he behaved \ but * he 
betook himself *=cr BegaB ^c^. 

140. bie (S^etoelpve sttfammenfe|{ett 'pile arms ', also = in %\jt(x* 
mibe fef^en. 

142. »dtierle=')>6tterUtn, 'my little ©otter', was Tanera's 
ninth and last choice from the battalion, and of him he says — 
' er tear f(^ma(|ittg, fajl yxyX, fa^ ))of|ier(i(^ auS '. His boots were too 
large for him, his uniform hung about him, his ^ufel^auBe 
came down to his nose, his knapsack covered half his body, 
^ aBer . . . auS bem %uge Blt^te <S(^neib unb er t>)ra(f^ frans&fifdfi rec^t 

ClLlV.] NOTES, 129 

142. C(w|e (/.) 'search' derived from verb fiu^n. The 
word, bit ^vl^X, does not come from futfitn, but is cognate with 
'sick'y as bie Sattfuf^t 'epilepsy', J&cimfii(|it 'home-sickness', 
(ltfctftt(^t (zeal-sickness) ' jealousy ', and others. 
glaive = German 93iitgermei^er. 

147. tie9f4wi^9: word formed from f(|imi^n 'to whip'; 
hence, like vetfdi^tagen, ' having a whipped -hound appearance ', 
' cunning ', looking like a ©dj^utfe or ^alunfe ' scamp *. 

154- dt9tttltt¥= German \>cA 9iuntfd^ret(en. 

Oonil^etto, bom in 1838, was a member of the 
Government of the National Defence after the fall of the 
Empire, escaped on October 7th by balloon from Paris to 
Tours, and undertook the Government of the Provinces and 
organisation of the national armies. Possessed of indomitable 
courage and unswerving patriotism, he was well fitted to act 
the Dictator at such a crisis, and to him are due whatever 
successes attended the French arms between Sept. 1870 and 
Feb. 1871. 

161. Wn^fjX a ' number ' of definite objects, as here ; bit dal^I 
' number ' in the abstract, gcSroc^t da^Icn ' fractions ' ; differ the 
* digits '. So Sflnfjtg, in Biffetn 50, i|l eine ZaiiX. 

172. idl iQCfbe e9 gleidl wxHt9tamtla laffett. In this con- 
struction auftrommeln must be considered the direct obj. of {affeit, 
and t% that of au^trommeln, and the literal English would run, 
' I will order the publishing of it by drum *. 

174. fd^ott lodate iil| . . . tietsloeifeitt ' I was just on the 
point of giving up all hope of {m) . . . 3(^ tcodte tUn abrcifen, 
' I was on the point of starting '. 

180. idl tuinfte* SBinfen ' to make a sign ' by some motion, 
'^a« teat ein SBinfen mit ^etmen nnb ©flbcfn— Z?^r Xrieg iii. 
224 ; e.g, mit bet J&anb toinfen ' to beckon ', etnem mtt bem Sluge 
totnfen ' to wink at one * ; but * to wink at anything * ttnoA burt^ 
bie Singer fe^en'; ber SBinf 'the hint,' but 'I could not sleep a 
wink ' \^ fennte fein Sugc gutlnn. 



198. ^tix^\nS^Unp and in line 204, burd^fhitt. Why are they 
inseparable ? 

205. etfHeg. Chrfletgen and btfleigen 'to climb' are trans, 
verbs ; fleigen and aufftetgen, intrans. 

206. tiifitteten=Germ. (tfu(^en and in the sense of ' inspect- 
ing ', Bejlc^tiflen, Bcfel^en, unterfuc^n. 

213. 9h iiid^i* ^ To see whether there were not . . . ' 

214. tiovlpottben 'existing', formed from »or ten <!^Anben, cp. 
abl^nben 'not at hand' and iel^enbe (bet ^Anbett) 'handy', 

• nimble *• 

220. fd^vJItl 'oblique'; fen!tt(|it 'vertical*, tt)aflett(|it* hori- 
zontal '. 

227. ftotfbimlel ' pitch dark '. Cp. MB(tnb, flocffHO, Mtaub. 
230. lie^ id^ biefeOfteit . . . |penm9ite|pmeit. Cp. iv. 172. 

235. langie att9* 9(u0langen=au«]^oUn 'prepare for a blow' 
(by raising or drawing back the hand). 

243. bet ®esftd^H8te pp. of jdc^tigen. This verb affords a 
good example of SBortbiCbung in German. From jtel^en comes a 
first derivative, masc, bet 3ug, then a second derivative, fern.-, 
bie 3u(|^t 'discipline', hence ber Bu(^ter 'the breeder', jtlddttg 
' discreet ', sud^igen ' to correct '. Cp., from the same verb, ber 
3isii, iuffen and aurfen, ent)U(fen. 

248. 8)>hmitiott 'ammunition', a part of the JhrtegSoortat, 

* military stores *. 

252. 3tef gefd^offe ntit ftmttfd^ttfffHel ' zinc bullets with gutta- 
percha shafts '. 

26i.'Ie0te» . . . 9iH;^itte ftiv i^ eist, lit. 'put in requests 
on his behalf ', ' interceded for him ', also translated by legten 
ein SEDott fftr il^n ein. 

264. bodl ' at least '. 

267. 3;ratt9|iovt=Germ. bie gortf(^affung. 

V _ 

Ch.IV.] NOTES, 131 

268. eitoad ^anbflveiflidli ntit ilrm t»etfe|(¥t ' had handled him 
somewhat roughly*. Cp. the expression, SBerben @te niil^t 
^aiU>gtetfti(!^ *keep your hands off'. The most usual force of 
l^anbgteiflii!^ is ' palpable *, ' manifest '. 

That is not the question. a)a»on ifi mc|>t bte JRcbt. 

That 's all the same to me. 2>ad ifl mir einerUi. 

I looked about for a guide. 3(!^ fal^ mt(!^ na(!^ etnem M^ttt um. 

I had him closely questioned 3(1^ lief il^n baru^et auSftagen. 

about it. 

Do you know the road ? J^ennen @te ben SBeg ? 

Do you know where the road SBiffen ®ie njo bet 2Beg rec^t« 

turns off to the right ? aBgel^t ? 

Now it was the mayor's turn. S'lun !am bte 9ietl^e an ben Sbvx^tx> 


Sparrow-shooting is fun to dh; masi}t ^6^ einen @))ap ©pa^en 

him. 3U erfc^iefen. 

I have my doubts about it. ^oxHbtt bin \^ m Stoeifel. 

He wouldn't have anything to dt toaViU nt(!^t< bawn njiffen. 

do with it. 


8. imttmle id^ iiiid^ . . . i^entm ' I range '. 3:ummeln < to 
turn round ' is from the same root as tanmetn * to stagger ' and 
as Eng. tumble^ stumble, tumbrel, tumbler, French tomber. 2)er 
S:ttmmel<)Ia$ * the exercise ground ', * the arena '. 

10. a92ol^lotd. See iv. 86. 

17. loi^ertoiittiflett 'disagreeable' is a stronger term than 
njtbrig, but not so strong as njtbcrlti!^. Qrin njtbrigec SS^inb ' an ad- 
verse wind ', eirt n)ibetli(|iet 9nMi(f * a disgusting sight '. 

23. etiimetie 'reminded'. @i4> ectnnem with gen. or with 
an (ace.) *to remember*. 3ut (Irinnetnng an btefen %a.^ * in 
remembrance of this day '. 


24. 9le8eit9]ittr0 or Ratisbon, on the most northern bend of 
the Danube. See v. 188. 

bet Ootfel mtb bev l^eilige 9le|ioiititI. St. John of 
Nepomuk is the patron saint of Bohemia, and is said to have 
been put to death in 1383. He is also held to be a tutelar 
saint of bridges and running water; hence the existence 
of his statue on the bridge at Prague and on that at Regens- 
burg. On one of the bridges connecting Frankfurt-am7Main 
with its suburb Sachsenhausen may also be seen a Gockel, 
with which is connected a tradition of an advantage won by 
the architect over the devil. 

31. infttinte or IW^^ 'delightfur. ^oA i^ ja foftticf^ < that's 
capital'; foflft)tdtg * expensive', fo^Bar also * valuable'. 

34. fil^efsufii^tett# sep., as ubec means 'across'; flBerfiil^en, 
insep. 'to convict'; xiS^ uberful^e t^n einei ^vt^tS^tvA 'I con- 
victed him of a crime '. ttbetlaffen, tibettreten and uBettreiben are 
similar verbs. 

39. ti0tt WObVX l^er 'from the south'; ^er ^hitherward' is 
used both of place and time; fcfK'n lange |ec ' long ago', Bi< j^ier^er 
'till now'. 

42. ftol^isteit ' dressing-rooms ', also called Sabejenen ; ' cabin 
of a ship' bte i^aitlte. 

44. eitt flefmtbeited ^it^ta 'the very thing', ' meat and drink '. 

45* f ^^ ^ ^tt. What would fte ubecfette mean ? 

47. ^vihta, a somewhat uncomplimentary term for itnaben 
or Sunflen. Cp. ©pi^bube ' a rogue'. 

48. 9lji]tl^etle9=9t&uber(an. 

52. fo flttt ed flittfl ' as well as they could'. 

load bemt ba flefd^e^e, subj. of indirect question. Their 
question was SBof gefcl^ic^t bnin? Qu'est-ce qu'il y a? 

56. fred^ Cdliltaflel 'an insolent rascal'. 9r€c^ or fetf 
'impudent*; bret^ 'bold*. 

59. foffeti mtf be» 9d||iff ' were seated on the ship ' (float- 
ing bath), but fet^en ^ auf bal @4»iff ' took their seats on . . .' 

Ch, v.] NOTES. 133 

61. turn bev 9MUU . . . mi8. Sits with von forms a sort of 
compound preposition as von too atil ' whence '; au< is also an 
adv. in c< i|l aiK mit i^m < it is all over with him '; 3a]^r oul SaUft 
tm 'from one year to another'. The sep. prefix 311 in 1. 64 
belongs to fel^en, luf^, or jufil^atteti (dat. ) * to look at '. Similarly 
jttl^dceii < to listen to', ^untfen * to call to'. 

65. 9od|i8eiet=SAmmer9eter. 

75. tttbetieit 'rowed'. S)er 9lut)etet 'the oarsman*, ter 
Untvcrfit&t6»ettrubet!am))f 'the University boat-race'; tot 9$ietattd« 
tegetrentiBoot ' the four-oared outrigger racing-boat '. 

79. Italttttii, a provincialism for scrBIufft, with which it is 
synonymous : * disconcerted'. 

86. toiv tmtf^ Iail(^eit=ttnrfoniiten titc^t um^in 311 loil^tt 'we 
could not help laughing '. 
• 87. ia ' you see*, emphasises what is supposed to be known. 

93. ^ttttt^ttiflUfy. See note to iv. 268. 

96. load ntait . . . mtfosiflett moKe* fftnfangen besides 'to 
begin 'has the meaning 'to do': toai follen tmc l^eute anfangen? 
' what shall we do to-day?' mit i^m ifl nx^ts ait3ttfangrn ' there is 
no doing anything vdth him '. Why is tooKe in subj. ? 

loi. metftett 'observed'. Notice the phrases flc^ (dat.) 
ttxoat metfen 'to remember something', fi^ (dat.) ettoal merfen 
(affeti 'to betray something'. 

108. etioa 'perhaps', 'by any chance'. Hence the adj. 
cttootg, bte ettoatgen Stofitn ' the possible expenses'. 

121. vefifltiieti^ a loan-word from French =etgeBen. 

127. HoKettbetett 'completed'. The only other inseparables 
with prefix wH are voUBcingen, voUfill^ren 'to accomplish', voO* 
ftttdtn 'to carry out' (a sentence), votljie^n 'to execute' (i,e, 

129. I^efa^ett* A trans, verb formed from the intrans. 
fa^xtn. Similarly formed are Bcfc^ffen 'to navigate', Uf^xt^tn 
' to bombard ', fi€toeinen * to bewail '. 


139- l^attfett means (i) ' to reside', (2) ' to keep house' {^caa* 
l^alten), (3) *to live economically'. In the first sense it occurs, 
in Schiller's Ring des Polycrates: 

^ (So fanti xA^ l^ier xCxiSifs, fetnet l^aufen, 
SRetn Sreunb fannfl bu ntC^t rotxitt fetn. 

142. gehieUPt* ^ie JTnei^e is the student's term for social 
gatherings where much beer is generally gefnetpt (* consumed'). 

143. ttX^it 'lived to see', * experienced'. (Sfr generally 
adds a completing force to the simple verb : tx^%v^ * to hunt 
down ', erfc^laflcn * to beat to death '. 5)a« (5rtcBni8 * the event ' 
(in one's own experience). 

gefattctt * I made a fool of myself. 

151. Itmffte mit bettf eldest tox^ tiid^t lOefd^eib *knew nothing 
about them *; cp. %^ toet^ l^ier feinen Scfc^etb * I don't know what 
to do . 

153* ^i< l^til^fd^ett . . . ^fTastjett. An attributive clause, 
*the pretty round plants which looked like . . .'* 

Wflf^*f*»=^^'^""" * peonies', from the time (?Pflngflen, 
Whitsuntide) they begin to bloom. 

156. ii;and^iettett=Germ. V)orfc|>neiben. *The carver' (one 
who carves) bcr SSorfc|ineiber, *the carving-knife' ba8 ^orlegemeffer, 
iCranc^ienneffcc. * To carve' (wood) fd{>ttt$eii. 

164. itad^ VxtffiX 3(H 'a short time afterwards'; voc htrgec 
3eit * a short time ago', fcit furgcm or wc furjem * not long ago'. 

170. fd^tiitUtett . . . al^ = te<ften al&. 

172. am attbetett Sag * the next day'. 

181. SHi^telflelbivge* The isolated mountains, partly in 
Saxony, partly in Bavaria, slightly separated from the Bohmer* 
wald on the south, the Erzgebirge on the east, and the 
Thiiringerwald on the north-west, that send waters to the 
Rhine, Elbe, and Danube. 

Ch. v.] NOTES. 135 

187. in ter ^fol}* The Palatinate was a temporal power 
that grew out of the old Duchy of Franconia. The Rhenish 
Palatinate (9i$ctn))fal§) and the £){>tt))fal) now form part of 
Bavaria. The former lies west of the Rhine with Speyer for 
its capital, the latter north of the Danube with Ratisbon as 
chief town. 

197. Me loiv fd^tteffUdli . . . pxO^ fftitetn * which we end by 
giving even as fodder*. *To feed* human beings, fpeifen or 

205. ^etd^etott See note to vi. 215. 

213. J^e^atM^ete fteif tmt fe# 'stoutly maintained*. Cp. 
I. 75. 

242. tiefed SSort femtt ttftmliU^ . . . 9^&mti(^ often intro- 
duces an explanatory clause, and means ' that is to say*; here, 
* for every trooper knows the word '. Distinguish from natnent* 
\\&) * namely' and ber bit ba« n&mlid^e * the same*. 

250. ten l^vasotett ^itfavett* These are the @(|ileflf(4e <&ufarrn 
of the VI. Armee-Korps (^rownj ^lefien). 

251. fietriet* ®et *away*, 'astray*, and ratert *to advise*, 
hence *to advise wrongly*, *to betray*. Similarly wrful^en 
*to mislead*, »er!el^ren *to turn out of the right direction*, 
'upside down'; hence tocrfel^tt * vice-versa*. 

255. asidflelii{iieti=audsef|mrt, a sporting term 'tracked out*. 
Cp. 3)te <$unbe l^aBcn SGBitterung * the dogs are on the scent*. 

I^biomolifd^e fRebettdnvten. 

Did you see him coming ? <$aBen @te tl^n fommen fel^en ? 

Their life was not in danger. (Sr< gtng i^nen nt(^t an ben J^ragen. 

They respected our sabres. 9){an l^egte (ttug, l^atte) (Reflect 

vor unfeten @aBeln. 

Don*t joke at others* expense. ^a^tn @ie nic^t SBi^ auf iloften 


The man suddenly made for me. ^(d^ttc^ fam bet SRann auf mtc^ 


It was important to find oats. (5*6 ^anbelte ^ um ba6 3(uffinbtn 

oon <^afer. 



I. Stogettislesgiottoit lies just oif the main road that runs 
south-west from Paris to Le Mans by Chartres. 

Sreffot means (i) *an engagement', more important 
than etn ®(|iatmu^el < skirmish*, much the same as ein (Skfecf^t, 
not on so large a scale as etne @(^lad(>t ; (2) etne Sinte bet @c^Ia(|)t' 
ortnung, at« crflcg unb atoritrt JCceffen * ist and 2d line*. 

8. 24 ftilomeiet^ ace. of space, about 15 miles. 

14. nJimttdli. See note to v. 243. 

18. flistg ed laitt 5U Uhere was plenty going on*. £aut 
(Eng. /<7i^^} is a subst, adj., adv., and prep, (with gen.). 8aut 
koetben <to break silence*; in business language, lout Sactuta 
*as per invoice*. 

25. S^iUotb (notice the spelling) is 'billiards* and 'billiard- 
table*. @4)ielrn ®ie SillaTb, tvoUen @te eine $artie mac^en? <Do 
you play billiards, will you have a game?* 

27. ifS^ loav eittgefd^Infeit. SBor, not ttmtbe, as einf(d(^afen is a 
neut. verb implying a change of condition. * To put to sleep ' 

38. efietttuen=:Dotfommenben SaUeS, 'mayhap', 'by any possi- 
bility*, 'if necessary'; but 'eventually* is am (Srnbe. 

45. orientiette ii!^ mid^* See note to 11. 8. 

51. Iftme . . . mftffe . . . aitf^dve. These subjunctives 
may be considered the quoted views of his journey that the 
Leutnant formed when studying the map, and !Ame is used for 
fomme, as the latter is both indie, and subj. 

55. toir ttaBtett Ii>9 'we set off at a trot*. To 'walk* a 
horse, e« im @(^rttt ge^eti laffen; to 'trot*, %x(& ceiten; 'in full 
gallop*, im gefhedten ®alo)))). 

74. j^eloal^vftt tMif 'to guard against*, 'beware of*; but 
(etod^ten ' to prove*. Similarly gewol^ren ' to become aware of*, 
and gttoAl^ten ' to grant*. 

CaL YI.] NOTES, 137 

96. mm loiit id^ . . . ^ttd ' I was in as bad a plight as 
ev«r'. Cp. 3(1^ (imtme mit bet 9rBctt ntd^t vom 9(e(f ' I don't get 
on with my work'; gel^en ®ie nlc^t »om %itd * don't move'. 5)ct 
$Ieden=<a country town', and is distinguished from bte ®tabt 
by having no regular markets (feine BefHmmtai SDt&tfte). 

102* damt 'hedge', conn, with 'town', i,e, * an enclosure'. 
The * wren ' is called bet Saunfdnig, ba et m getn in BAuhen oufl^&It. 

103. 9ftd|i<cISbett* Species of < Venetian blinds ' or shutters 
outside the windows. 

114. mt l^ieltett ... ttmfd^ait=tt)iv f(|>auten und'um *we 
looked round'. 

115. M mtfettt . . . not * by means of, which is buti!^, but 
' during', ' on the occasion of. This is a common force of the 
prep, wh^n speaking of conjunction of events, as bei biefen iStftun 

* at these words ', Bet feiner ^nfuitft * on his arrival '. In a few 
cases it translates our < by', as Bei %a%, U\ 9lac^t, Bet ihO^i, Bet bet* 
^anb nel^men. 

124. toot . , . Hetl^ollt. Why tvar andnot l^atte? 
131. met . . . toette ' to see who would . . .' 
133* foKe tod^ ttid^t l^ittattdge^ett* This is the form the 
imperative may take in oblique oration. Her words were: 

* Ne sors pas ' — (gel^ nit^t J^tnaud). The verb mogen is similarly 
used : fagen ®te il^m, er tnoge fogteic^ git Sette gel^en ' tell him he is to 
go to bed at once'. 

142. mitgel^vad^t* UmBtingen ' to kill ' is sep. though it has a 
figurative meaning, as is ttmfommen < to die'. 

143* Sietforgte i€^ here=i(^ tub meinen 91. Notice fur ettoa< 
fotgen (or @orge ttagen) *to attend to', Befwgen *to procure', 
'look after'; tooden @te ba« (BepAcI Beforgen? 

146. h\t ftel^Ie includes properly the wind-pipe (^uftcd^e), 
oesophagus (@))eiferdl^re) and front part of the neck ($all). Qr< 
tfl etkoal in bte unteii^te i^el^Ie gefommen ' something has gone down 
the wrong way'; aul oottet i^cl^Ie lac^en < to laugh heartily'. 

147. i^al^e. . . ^eiffe . . . gc^dte. Explain these subjunctives. 


158. tanetie mid^ . . . lit. ' the poor wretch filled me with 
pity*. With change of subject, i4> fcebauette ben atmen Seufet. 
This bauern (M.H.G. tiirm) is to be distinguished from, baucnt 
* to last' (from Lat. durare), 

167. UfyKtt . . . oXi* A verb compounded of lel^nen ' to lean ' 
and oB *away', hence *to decline'. Notice that * to refuse* 
with a direct obj. is aBU^nen, oBfc^Iagen, "ovamitxn, but with a 
subst. clause is fi(^ tvetgern. Qrt fd^Iug meine ^itte oA *■ he refused 
my request*; er tvetgecte fid^, tneiner 99ttte nac^jufommen ' he refused 
to comply with my request*. 

190. Sofititg ttttb ^Ibgeffl^rei. As in use in 1870 these words 
may be translated: Sofung 'sign and countersign*, Sctfcgefc^ret 
'watchword*. In lines 269-275 will be seen what parts the 
outpost and the challenged man respectively took in the 

191. fSfiaU. A village about eight miles south of Nogent- 
le-Rotrou, near the road to Le Mans. 

201. aitf gttt &Vkd 'at random*. Cp. the phrase auf< 
<SnaU)a)ofjH, with the same meaning* 

214. biettfUid^ * officially * is the opp. of ^jritxitim or tii«ge^m. 

215. ^tftfecten in tev ^tt^t* In France, le Prefet is the 
Governor of a Department, and la Perche is the old name of 
the country between the Provinces of Normandy and Maine, 
the capital of which was Mortagne. 

232. ttiif!^ . . . flef 0ftet» Heyse gives the dat. as the only cor- 
rect government of fofkn (Lat. constare)^ as, 3)er J^neg foflcte il^m 
ba< 8eBoi. But there is authority for both cases. There is another 
verb fo^cn (connected with Lat. gustare) *to taste* (trans.) 
which invariably governs the ace. ' 

235. tet 4^ifite. The river on which La Fert6 lies, and a 
tributary of the Sarthe. 

237. 9|»ontfto^ lit. *a thrust with the spurs*, i.e, 'no 
spurring*. Cp. ttt 8fufflo§ 'the kick*, 3ufammeiiflo^ 'a 

cilvi.] notes. 139 

241. bet lOeaitce. The old name of a district of Fi;ance in- 
cluding parts of the Departments £ure-et-Loir and Loir-et- 
Cher; capital, Chartres. 

248. 9atogatt^ a word of Turkish origin, is a curved cut-and- 
thrust sword. 

250. faft '^jiiie . » . ntSflett. This use of the infinitive of 
the verb of mood instead of %vacua<ijlt, when there is an infinitive 
(oufjauc^^en) depending on the compound tenses, should be 
carefully studied, as also the use of oor after verbs implying 
pleasure, fear, and sorrow. 

254. liefleit laffen ' to leave about ' ; jutu^Uffen *■ to leave 
behind', l^tntetlaffen (insep.) *to bequeath*, tocrlaffen * to leave' 
(a place, school, etc. ). 

257. utttieYfel^tt * intact ', * sound *, lit. * uninjured * (fel^r con- 
nected with ' sore *, as * I was sore troubled *). Distinguish 
tjerfel^teti from ttcrje^ren * to consume * and »«§errett * to distort '. 

258. fiovl^ei fi^mte * could get past '. Such ellipses are 
possible with verbs of mood ; toa6 foil tc^ ? ' what am I to do ? ' 
woQen @te ^eute jururf ? * are you going back to-day ? * 

261. fiiitfet * heavier'. Cp. for various renderings offlarf, 
citt ^atf befuc^ter Ott * a much-frequented place ', U\m flotf vcr- 
f^Ateten Sfcul^flud *at a very late breakfast'; flat! effen unb flarf 
ttinf en ; bad ifl j[a tXtocA ju ftarf * that is rather too much '. 

tie fh^ettfle 3)ititf elicit* ^tteng is not ^strong' but 

* harsh ', * severe ', * strict * ; ein fhrenget ^ttt * a severe master ', 
Ihenger 9trefl ' close arrest ', im fhengfteti SStitter ' in the depth of 
winter ', fheng auf tttooA l^alten ' to be scrupulous about . • .' 

266. ^ambe (i) Parade, display; hence bet $atabe)»Ia^ 

* parade ground *, and auf bem jparobebctt Uegen * to lie in state ', 
(2) the act of parrying in fencing, hence pulling up a horse 
quickly to avoid danger, and this last meaning the word bears 
in the text, and=ec ^ecte fein $fetb. 

269. 8oftttt0 . . . ^Ibflefd^vet. This passage shows how 


the sign, countersign, and watchword were used. See note 
to VI. 190. 

286. tntiettearail^i (sep.) *to bring under shelter ', * to get 
a situation for', is the trans, of ttntettommen (also sep.) *to get 
under shelter', * to obtain a situation '• 

293. fOerlit^ (masc.) is not connected with \>\t Su^, but is a 
second derivative {ue, formed from the root of a verb with / 
added) from verlieren « to lose *. It should therefore be fern, as 
are tie ^XaOjii, tie 9Iu(^t, tie Stt^t from fc^tagen, fliegen, ^tel^it. The 
first or direct derivatives from these and other verbs are masc 
as bet tk^lag, tet Sftug, tet Bug. Other exceptions to this law 
are ta SrofI from fneten, ta« ®taS from gtaBen, and tal (SKft 

* poison ' (but tie Sltttgtft ' dowry ') from gel&eiu 

299. 0Ctabe iittd < straight on '. ^tSi^M *to the right', XxxXi 

* to the left '. 

308. ^ djidMiI be« Mw^ ' lining both sides of the road '. 
Similarly h. (^eval eine< 9(ttf)ed, h. coeval etnel l^ol^en SugeS (high 
range of hills). 

311. eta0el||atb lit. *■ going into the matter ', ue, * carefully ', 
' in detail '. Business phrases : etnen <$antel eingel^n < to make a 
contract ' ; er l^at tol ®ef(!^aft eingel^en laffen * he has given up 
business \ 

321. nft ttnt ^tb 2 ttfyt. Notice that * only ' with adv. of 
time is translated by er^. In koenti man ttfk 21 3a$re att i^ (vi. 
27) ecft is limiting, and= * not more than '. 

323. 9le1t, used contemptuously of a place; totrfCiC^ ein elente^ 
9ltft ' really a wretched hole '. 

329.- ein fo tistl^imlid|ic9 ®efft$I ' such an uncanny feeling '. 

iSMomatifd^e SHebettdartett. 

What 's the good of brooding? SBof tmrt atlH QkiAtin l^elfen? 
Probably he would have been Qt |atte ivp^ ta« 9^(^fe^ ge^t. 


cm. vn.] NOTES. 141 

The master overlooks many IDcv ^etr fie^t ben ^ncrn mature 

faults in his servants. Sel^ler na^. 

You have hit the nail on the ®tr ^aBen ben rn^ten Sled getroffen. 


. It is rather hard to find one's (Sr6 i^ aiemlid^ fc^ivet, fU^in Sonbon 

way about in London. sutec^t )u finben. 

Now to keep your ears open. 9tun (eifit a bte O^ten f)»i^. 

The general can be recognised ^TOan fann ben (Benerat an feinet 

by his Roman nose. ^oHc^lnafe ecfenncn. 

He ran after me as hard as he Ht (tef )oa< et tonnte l^inter mtv f er. 



4. ia 'as we know'. From ia is formed Uia^ *to 
affirm ', as from nein, oemeinen ' to deny '. 

8. fU^ htmtfMi^ ntaillpeit <to attract attention'. Similar 
phrases are aulftnbig mac^cn * to find out ', unfd^Ablic^ ma^n * to 
render harmless ', geltenb matften ' to vindicate ', Begtciflif^ ma^n 
* to explain '. 

9. in C^«tail|pt laflen ' had swooned '. Ol^n is a corruption 
of an old prefix * ' and a still older ' a ' which =: wx. Similarly 
pl^ngef&^r is another form of nngefAl^. 

10. M9 sttm SCftotb 'till the evening'; Bil «^b 'by the 
evening '. 

13. ettoa 16** 9I« l^etntfl 'was about 16"* R(6aumur'. To 
calculate the number of degrees Fahrenheit from those of the 
Centigrade and Reaumur scales the following relations are 
used, cf F.sS" 0=4" R. What degree F. is 16** «. StWXt, 
remembering that freezing-point of F. is 4- 32, whereas in R. 
and C. it is o? 'To amount to'sfic^ Befoufen attf (ace) or 
betragen <acc.) ; hence Betc&(!^t(i(^ 'considerable'. 

22. in etftet Steie ' principally'. 

25. illb0e^e#leit lit. 'tired out with hunting'. iDtc l^fogb 


^hunting with d(^' (^e^irabe) is syn. with the hybrid word 
now in use, tie fporfocceiagb ; Sitetbiagb *■ driving game ', ' battue '. 

32. S^aitt does not correspond to 'bride'; the name is 
g^ven to the lady as soon as she is engaged (vetlol&t). 

41. S0i0tt1|^ IGillotttd, Setvenoite^ places lying to the N.E. 
of Orleans on the line of advance. 

4S. ant fietl0(fetibftett loittft * beckons most invitingly*, ue, 
more so than at any other time. This is called the relative 
superlative and is used when anything (here bie ^eimat) is com* 
pared with itself under different circumstances. The absolute 
superlative would be ouf« vettotfenbfle or ^oc^fl, ftufjerjl, fc^r »ct» 

55. saitttbftvte lit. 'dry as a stick*. So Betteknn ' miserably 
poor*^ Bli^fi^netl 'quick as lightning*, riefengrof 'gigantic*, 
(t<talt ' cold as ice *. 

72, OelSsibe ' district *, a collective word formed from tad 
Sanb, but i^^l (SletAitter ' the banisters/. 

79. ten « • • entft»teil|pen 'to carry out the demands laid 
upon us*. Chttf^€(^en 'to correspond to* shows one force of 
ent, ' towards * ; but its most important force is ' reversal *, 
' removal *, as entel^ten * to dishonour *, enttoaffrten * to disarm ', 
entrinnen, entgel^en, entfommen, entlottfen ' to escape \ 

93. f nnl * idle ', ' lazy * ; hence t>et Saulenjcr (or Sttmmltr or 
!Dht^tgg&nger) ' the loafer '. 

94. elienfalld 'in the same case* (UVitn=cadere) 'likewise* ; 
jebenfaOi 'in any case', 'however*; fetnenfodl, atttetnfalU, tm 
Satt, baf . . . are similar adverbial compounds. 

100. tn^ hU 9tM • • • Supply ' To think that . . .' 

loi. tentliieren. An inf. formed from tempus 'to time*. 

Shrapnels are exploded by Settjuntet (time-fuses). 

106. faff lit. * sat ', then ' to get a firm hold of, bere ' took 

effect *. The verb is also used elliptically for being in prison, 

tfr ^t ' he is imprisoned '. 

Oli,VIl.] NOTES. 143 

125. tmm loM • . • Hetflottgeit fetn. * Those fellows yonder 
will have no more shooting in them.* Cp. Qrj verging il^m <$dren 
unb @e^n < hearing and sight left him * cp* viii. 168. 

129. tad 9lo^v lit. * reed ', < tube \ hence ba0 @ef(^u^ro]^ < the 
cannon *, ba« Semro^t * the telescope ' ; but bte 3l5l^e * the pipe *, 
as ®a<td^re * gaspipe '. 

Hetlileti * to cover with lead ' (t»a< 8Iri). So from ®olt), 
»«rgotben * to gild *, from @t(jin, »erfletnertt * to petrify *, from ®ta«, 
verglafen * to glaze *, Dcrfcarrif abieren * to barricade '. 

131. fillpielbt tiefe . • • fCieflt $it. A description of loading a 
breech-loader (bet ^tntertaber) ; ' the muzzle-loader ' bet 9$otber« 
tabcr ; * the muzzle * bie SDWinbung. 

137. et^ia^tiUfntil^ or ^il|pUi0vd|(9e ' friction -tube '. 

147. Iierftammte 'was silenced*. Here 'wt forms a verb 
from the adj. fiumm *dumb* with the force of *to make' or 
'become*. Similarly vcrbtttten *to broaden*, t>ergrdftrn *to 
enlarge*, t>enntnb«;n, oerfleinem, )>erringem 'to lessen*, and fi(^ 
t)€rgett)iffcm <to assure oneself*, the last five from comparatives. 
Notice Derflummein ' to mutilate *• 

156. fd^ott eiHiad loettiget fil|p9tt. As in such a phrase as, dh: 
kottb fc^on fommeti ' he will be sure to come *, fc^on may here be 
translated * certainly *, * no doubt *, * however '. 

159. Se^teved ift ttftmlid^. See note to v. 243. 

162. sttfantmeitfleffl^ofYeti* This conveys the idea of the 
Division being contracted by the fall of men, ' battered down 
with guns *, * crippled ', cp. jiifammetiBte^^en * to collapse *. 

168. tttiletfuinmeti* See note to vi. 286. 

170. Weft. See note to vi. 323. 

174. aneittmtbettvfitfett. A neut. subst. compounded of an 
'near*, etnanbcr ' one another *, andbturfen 'to press', i.e. 'dose 
packing *. Cp. Bunt burc^einanber ' in confusion * ; au^nanbetfe^^ 
'to explain*, auleinanbergel^en 'to break up* (of a meeting, 
@i^ung, etc.), aiKetnanbof^vengen ' to disperse ' (ein ^eer, etc.). 

180. tie(l^ltiii9iita^0. Compounded of bal O^etl^AltnU ' the 


relation \ and mA^tg (from ba< SUaf < measure *) ' in the measure 
of, hence 'proportionately'. SRdftg, suffixed to subst., forms 
many adj. ; «rof(|)ttftinAftd 'conformable to instructions', l^lanmftfig 
' systematic ', ^flii^tmA^ig ' conformable to duty '. 
191. 9\t fel^eit ia. ' You can see, can't you.' 
195. ^0B^ti filv. An unusual expression, at least in N. 
Germany, for ifi fut ; gel^ort ju would mean ' belongs to ', or ' is 
requisite', as in chap, ill., line 109, ba^u gel^ort 9eitec, and baju 
ge^dtt Beit ' that requires time '. 

217. 9it ^tif^txtx&Ut 'You rogue'. S>er ®(^tomnoter t^ut 
etttal, XQ^% man i^m nic^ jugettaut I^Atte. 

234. aid eifetisett JBeftattb* SSeflanb is the business word for 
* stock', (tifetncr ^eflanb therefore, * reserve stock or supply ', 
etkoof wot tm Stieben nt(!^t angcgriffen ivtcb. 

235. ustfli^Vftt means (i) to lead, (2) to quote (citteroi), (3) to 
dupe, »ir ^a6en t^n g&njCtc^ angefii^rt 'we have made an utter 
fool of him '. Here translate it by ' mention '• 

236. feiitetlei Sel^eitdmiiiel. Throughout the Erinnerungen 
are scattered intimations of the severe privations the Germans 
had to endure. At the battle of Coulmiers (Nov. 9), for 
instance, the author tells us that he was fifty-one hours in the 
saddle and got hardly anything to eat. 

250. geliefeti 'permanently injured'. Cp. <5t i^ gdtcfett 'he 
is a ruined man '. 

S^tiomotifd^e SUcbeitdattett. 

Do leave me in peace. 8af tnic^ bix^ in 9ittl^e. 

I shall be glad to resign my 3(^ trete gem bitfcr ^ome nicinen 

seat to this lady. ^l(x% ab. 

That doesn't concern you. ^ai gel^t @te ni(fitl an. 

It cannot be denied. <ll l&f t fic^ nic^t Uugnen. 

The question is . . . di fommt nut baraiif an . . , 

It is all over with him. 9% \ft aulmit tl^m. 

Ch. Vm.]. NOTES. 145 

Go your way. Otl^en ©it Sl^ret SBegc. 

A large room is at your dis- Gin gtofc^ Btmnifr fiel^t 3l^n(tt 

posal. iw SSerfugung. 

He passes for an honest man. Orr gilt fur eincR el^rli^^en SRann. 

The horses have to stand in the S)te ^fetbe muffen intter freient 

open. <^immel fiel^eit. 


2. tot 3H0el itit 9l€iii. Ace. abs., as t)a« ©(^toert in ter ^anb 
'sword in hand \ 

II. sttfamtttettflefieKt^ lit. 'placed together for comparison', 
here 'calculated*. 

22. BItttittttfiett ' very young'. 93(ut has nothing to do with 
'blood', but is a dialectic form of Btop 'merely'; Blutarm 'very 
poor', Wutfcemb 'utterly strange', Btntfauer 'very hard'. 

24. ttttb tO0lIte attd^ ttifl^t 'nor did he wish'. Sd^ au(!^ nic^t 
'nor I either'. 

34. ^ined^aitm0tii. South of Cravant, on the opposite side 
to Beaumont of the main road from Beaugency to Chateaudun. 

37* eitted l^ei . . . 99laiovd ' of a major who was standing' 
. . . An attributive clause ; notice the order of the words. 

39. ia 'surely'. 

40. iKUed. See note to i. 148. 

49- nitb bod^ . . . Seitit ' It is the enemy all the same'. 

S7. toad f sat S^iieiteiti? * What are you thinking of ?' 

taff 9\t loetbeit* ^S^t is the ethic dative and indicates 
a person closely interested in what is passing, ' I don't want 
you, too, to be killed'. 

62. eigentlid^ 'properly speaking', a word of frequent use, 
nxii foil \cA eigcntlt(|> ? ' what does that really mean ?' 

65. feicti . . . fBtmtett. Why in the subj.? 

66. ba l^ielt ed . . . I<ittger=2>a fonnte ic^ nic^t Unger att«« 



70. geBett . . . fitfYiagem These infinitives with the words 
dependent on them are the subject to toat. 

79. Ctlean^ am 4« {^esemBev. This was on the second day 
of the battle round Orleans, the day on which Orleans was 
taken by the Germans for the second. time. The deadi of 
' Orleans* was a near escape for the rider. SRir fetBfl mitcbc in 
btefem S^g vot ber Stont bet ^tvifion, mitten im Gtalfte, ntetn $f€cb 
tttttct mtr i>oatg getfe^t unb bet <3tiefe( unb bie @dSettfd^eibe lerrifTen, 
nut bet Oiettet nxit g&n}(t(|i un)>etfel^rt. 

S5. stoiit explains more fully the preceding statement, unb 
§»ot 'and that*. 

88. ImtgeSlel^eilett 'long vine-trellises*. 

113. 9latiistd=Germ. @d^Iud^ten or -Qol^tnege. 

123. SDtoBIotS was the nickname (@))ottnante) for the ^BiohxU 
^ 127. ventre k terre ' at full gallop', in gcjitedten (Sa(o^^. 

131. ^ ei!^itiratel=l^alt an, toeitet ®d[ftmme(, <On !* Cp. Otud 
jtt * cheer up !' f4lief nut ffott 3U ' fire away I* 

135. ittiv tiiaie*d* An impersonal use of fein with the dat. in 
the sense of ' I felt' or ' it seemed to me*. 

aid l^dvte W^ Ctai!^en=al< oB toenn) i^i a UaO^tVL l^rtt; 
notice, when ob is omitted, the position of the finite verb. 

137. mie eitt ^tUfttUttt ^t^\ify, lit. ' like a frog that has been 
tossed in a blanket*, * legs and arms flying*, 'sprawling*. 

138. bad o&er toci]^ fli!^ . . . In this sentence the separable 
prefixes l^etum . . . wt . . . ein belong to the verbs toft()t ... 
Inec^e . . . nifle respectively. 

144. bad pai\iiiU 'to patter* (of rain); here, of bullets. 

149. altevievt 'affected*, 'put out*. 

155. fltiiifflil^i translates exactly our ' respect', 'a back-look*. 
Cp. for same force of rud, bet Sturfgug 'retreat*, bet 9tudfaII 
•relapse', bie JRirfjal^lunfl 'repayment*. 9Itt« fliurf fl(|»t gegeti metne 
SDButtfii^e 'from regard to my wishes', tud|ld^t«Io« 'regardless*, 
* ruthless*. 

ClLVni.] NOTES. 147 

160. eiit 3tf(^m an onomatopoetic word. Cp. Schiller's 
scription of a whirlpool in his Taucker : 

Unb ei toaHet unb fiebet unb Braufet unb gifti^t 
SBte toenn SBaffet mtt Seuet 1i(f^ mengt. 

165. filbev . . . l^intoeg 'away over the heads of. Cp. ba« 
®cfd(|0i gins ^i<$^ ^^ metnen Jto)>f U)eg, vi. 184. 

166. foil* See note to vii. 106. 

168. ^drett nttb Cel^ett tie«0itt0. See note to vii. 125. 

187. toeiff in getmtt. 3d^ omitted, ' I am quite certain'. 

194. bat Snffev. This is a phrase borrowed from rifle- 
practice at figures of men (Siguren) instead of targets =' a 
palpable hit*. 

206. tietbSfl^0 'causing suspicion', mi#ttauifd^ 'feeling sus- 
picion '. 

210. l^citie i^it . . . gesimft — ' I should have liked to pull his 
ears'. Baufen conn, with 'touse', 'tussle*. This interchange 
of dentals seen also in Bol^t ' tale', 3ange ' tongs', Seicfiett ' token ', 
jtDiden 'twitch*. 

219. fil^ott mt etaent 'even in one'. 

227. ba^ cd tmv fo eiite Sbetsbe toav 'to one's hear 

234. fimbte ittte. . . ettigegeiS/ lit. ' sent towards', ue, ' sent to 
meet me'. Such verbs govern the dative. Cp. etitgegenfommen 
{obvtam ire) ' to come to meet', entgegenetlen ' to hasten to meet', 
and, line 163, entgegcnBnngen* 3(|i fal^ feiner 9lnfunft cntgegen ' I 
looked forward to his arrival'. 

236. 9C]tbiteit€= 'judge-advocate*. 

238. 9tibi9cteiii»t=btefen SDtangel an a^ecf^ikoiegen^ett. 

253. fibevlfdot used adj. 'superior'; as an insep. verb *to 
ponder over'. See viii. 199. 

263. SSol^iit f0a i^? fBkit wO^, SyoB. Notice the short 
phrases ; no time for full grammatical constructions ! 

267. 8titlbe; lit. 'a trough', a depression in the ground. 


281. vein. . . ®SitI=<&eretn . . . (liAuTe 'In with the spurs, 
give it the jades !* 

284. bie mttbe ^agb. Probably a reference to the tradition 
of the Spectral Huntsman, that exists in various countries. In 
Germany bet tsilbe 3figer holds his hunt in the Black Forest, in 
England Heme the Hunter was supposed to appear in Windsor 

300. f a|ntt 0el^ett> slang = * are smashed '. The French capot^ 
is a term used at piquet, when a player makes all the tricks ; 
demeurer capot * to be balked '. 

302. eitoad liitset ie^t=cttoa8 langfamet. 

306. ®eleif e * ruts \ used also of rails, hence cntgleifni * to 
run off the rails ' (or aud tern (Betetfe !ommen). 

307. CtoDetif the calkings of a horse-shoe (eineS <$ufetfen8) also 
the * galleries * of a mine ; bucd^el^auene ®dnge, ©toQen genannt 
(Heine, Harzretse), 

332. ^ikivottettfievfd^Iilge ' cases of cartridges '. 

335. vaxt^n* See note to viii. 131. 

348. id^ l^atte mM ' I was lucky '. ^df f^attt ^t^ (pitch) * L 
had hard lines *. See ii. 221. 

355* bid ifl^ in bet . . . toav^ i.e. he had undertaken to carry 
to the men the welcome news of the advance of the Prussians. 

368. htttta^en 'endure', 'stand'. JCrageti *to carry* (cine 
?afi, ettragen * to endure ' (with a strong will), 1i<3^ mtt etnem 
)>erttag(n * to get on well with ', fld^ mtt einem tuicber ttertragen * to 
be reconciled to '. 

377. lieff na^ 'slackened', hence nad^tftjftg 'negligent', 
* slack '. 

379. ftodtn 'to stagnate' (of blood). ^<a ®efprfid^ ftodU 
' there was a pause in the conversation ', bet ^atibel fiodt ' trade 
is dull '. 

401. fQV^tt 500 Cd^tiit ! ' At 500 yards ! ' ' ^ 500 ^nitres ! ' 

402. bie le^te Vatt^nt fmm bvonfgei^en 'don't spare the 
cartridges ', N^ipargnezpas vos cartouches ! 

ClL Vm.] NO TES, 1 49 

409. bedft ' blunt '. Cp. cine bet^e Slnttoott < a telling answer ', 
eine ^lttm)>e Slnttooct < a rude answer ', bet^e <^e(e * doughty blows ', 
bi^ite <$tcbc ' a shower of blows '. 

430. ilBevBHttgett (insep.) trans. Uo deliver', hence ber 
t^ibetBtinger ' the bearer ' ; uBecMngen (sep.) ' to take to the other 
side '. 

432. m\i betn eifenten fttett^ See note to 11. 41. 

442. ^^vimbgTanateti ' incendiary shells \ These were used 
for setting fire to buildings^ etc. 

447. Sveffev* See note to viii. 194. 

452. 3<nsiiis^0e * bridle and its belongings'. 2)ae Beug 
' stuff', * material ', ' apparatus ', appears in many compounds ; 
Seittgeufl * linen*, SBerfjeug 'instrument', Sal^rjeug 'vessel', 
Beugl^aul < arsenal '. ^te Seute l^aBen tod^ baS Seug gu !am))fen ' the 
men are of good fighting-stuff '. 

462. Cil^Iail^teit liefent Uo give battle', livrer {donner) 
bataille\ cine ^^la6^t anlxtUxL, annel^meit, oettvtigem 'to offer, 
accept, refuse battle ', prhenter, accepter^ refuser la bataille, 

464. Bei^ttfiigettf lit. ' to add ', here ' to entail ' (with dat. ). 
befittiHti = enbgttUig. 

i^iomatifd^e StebettdaYtnt. 

That never occurred to me. 2)a« ifl mtr nie cingefaHen. 

The mist obscures everything. S)er S'lebel Idf t m(^td beutUd) 


He had meant well by me. <Srr l^otte e< gut fur mic^ (mit mir) 


Make yourself at home. ^Dlac^ien @te e< fi(|i (c^t.) gan^ 


Everything went off well. 9lUe8 ifl gut aSgelaufen. 

We dragged him out from SBtr jogen il^n unter bent ^erbc 

under the horse. ^tvor. 

It is very important for us to (SrS liegt un8 vtd boran, )U njiffen . . . 

know . . . 

The blood rushed to my head. ^\x fKeg bad Stut gu Jto))f. 

My hair stood on end. (D^ir flanben bte -^aare ju ^erge. 





to fire 

Idcher la cUtente 


to fire 



to relieve ■ 

relever la garde 


to march off 

se mettre en marche 


to unlimber 

6ter tavant-train 

tie SlBteUung 


le ditacheinent 


to attack 


ber 3lttflrtff 


une attaque 

bet Slitiaetifi 


un artilleuTy le servant 


to fix (bayonets) 



to limber up 

mettre t avant'train 


to draw up 



to run away 

s*enfuiry prendre la 


to march out 



to advance 


bad aSaionett 


la bdionnettc 


to serve (a gun) 

exictUer {^n canon) 

bet aSefe^l 

to order 

un ordre 


to escort 


baS SBegteitfommanbo 

the escort 

une escortt 


to occupy 



to conquer 



to horse 

atteler ^ 


to arm 


bad aStma! 


le bivouac ' 

bif aSuc^fe 

rifle, carbine 

le fusil t la carabine 



tie (SaMllcnt 


la cavalerie 

bet (Sowtnenft 


U cavalier 

bad (Sommanbo 

draft of men 

un dilachemtni 


le commandenunt 

!Det SDragoner 


le dragon 

bet IDtudet 


la dStente 

bet (tilmarf(|i 

forced march 

la marche forcie 


to capture 



to billet : 

loger, mettre en 


to march in 

entrer dans 


to supply (one*s 


bie (SrSfabrDu 


un escadron 


to escort 


bet Seinb 


un ennemi 

tie Selbattiaetie 


tartillerie de cam 


baS Selbgefd^ei 


le fnot de raUiement 

bet 9elb}ug 


la campagne 

bet Selbtoebel 


le sergent-major 

bad 9euet 



bie 9(an!e 



bet Slfigel 


une aih 

bet 9(ugettnann 


le chef defile 

bet Sreiioittige 


It volontier 


to shoot (execute) 


bie ®atttifott, SSefa^ung garrison 

la gamison 

bet ®efangene 


le prisonniir 

gefangen ne^men 

to take prisoner 

faire prisonnier 


ber ®e|t«te 

h premier soldat 

bad ®enie!or^e 

Royal Engineers 

le ginie 

biegefc^IoffeneOrbnung close order 

lea rangs serris 

bad (Befd^of 


la balle 

bad ®efd^u^ 


la pihe 

bad ®etoe]^r 


le fusil 

bie ®ranate 


un obus 

bee <&a]^n 


le chien 


to halt 

faire halte 

bet J&au))tmann 


le capitaine 


to rescue 


bie ^ilfdatmee 


le renfort 

bet ^omifl 


le clairon 

bet ^ufat 


le hussard 

bie Snfanteric 



bet Snfantetifl 



bet 3ftget 


le chasseur 

bet JJametab 


le camarade. 

bet Jtam))f 


le combat 

bie itanone 


le canon 

bet itanoniet 


le canonnier 

bie itartAtfc^e 


tin obus h balles 

(bie JtavaHetie see 


bet ifotSen 


la crosse 

bie ifolonne 

- -column 

la colonne 

bie Jtom^anie 


la compagnie 

bet J^neg 


la guerre 


to burst 



to load 




ter Sauff(|iritt 

bod Setbregiment 
bet Seutnant 



le pas redotibU {de 

un rigimentdt la garde 
le lieutenant 

tie Seute 


les hommesy le monde 

tie Sttiie 


la ligne 

tec a){aioc 


tie SRtintung 

tie !0{unition 


to report 



le chefde bataillon 
le chef cP esccuiron 
la bouche 
les munitions 

ter 9^a(^3U9 


une arri^re-garde 

ter Oberfi colonel le colonel 

ter Dberfiteutnant lieutenant-colonel le lieutenant colonel 

ter Offljiec ofl&cer Pofficier 

ter Drtottnanj*Of|ljier orderly staff-officer tofficier cCordonnatue 

tie ^otrone 


la cartouche 

ter $ionier 


le sapeur 

ter ^tftnfler 


le tirailleur 


to burst 


ter ^Dflen 


la sentinelle 

tie $ro^e 


un avant'train 

ta« %}jXwc 



tie ^l^ramiten 

piles of arms 



to reconnoitre 


tie teitente SSatterie 

mounted battery 

la batterie d cheval 


to requisition 


ta« JRo^r .. 

. .barrel, gun 

le canon 



1 sabre 

Ic sabre 

bet 3)egen 

bie @Ab€lf4ieibc 




to fire 


tie @4ita(l^t 


la bataillt 

bos ed[f(ad^tfetb 


le champ dc bataUIe 

baS @(f^(a3td]^rd^en 


une iUmpilh 

bet Gti^itf 


U coup defeuy la dito- 

bte ®(|^uf toeite 



ber @4iil^ 


le chasseur^ tirailleur 

btc Gd^nlung 


la conversion 

ber @^a)nid 


un ohus d dalles 

bet Gotbot 


le soldcU 

bte ®))t^ 


la me 

flatf e a^Atf^ie ^alten 

to make forced 

s^avancef d, marches 



etne @telle Bel^aupten 

to hold a position 

rester mattre cTune 

eine Sitelle rAumen 

to evacuate a 

quitter^ cider^ htacuer 


une position 

bie Stro^ajen 


les fatigues 

bie ©tteitfrftfte 


les forces 

baS Serratn 


le terrain 

bee Somtflet 


U havre-sac 

bie Srainfolonne 

Army-service corps 

le train des iquipages 

ba« Steffen 


un engagement 

ba« erfle Sreffen 

first line 

la premiere ligne 



les troupes 

bte tlBennac^ 

superior forces 

les forces supirieures 

bie Uniform 


un uniforme 



tec Unteroffistec 


le sous-offieie7- 


to support 



to pursue 


tec JOeclttfl 


la perie 

tie a9ec))f[eguit9 


Us vivresy les approvi- 

tie SSecfi&tfung 


le renforcement 


to defend 


tec SSetecane 


le vitSran 

taS ^iflec 


la visiire 

tec JBocl^ut 


une avant-garde 

tec 93oc^oflen 


un avant'postc 


to advance 


tie 9Ba(i^e 

watch, watchman 

la garde, la setttinelle 
or le factionnaire 



le corps de garde 

tie aSoffe 


une amie 


to give way 


tie llBunte 


la blessure 

taS Belt 


la tente 

ta< 3entcum 


le centre 


to aim 

ajuster^ coucker en joue 


section, squad 

la section 

taS 3untto(^ 


la lumihre 


to repulse 

replier, rejeter^ rt' 


The Roman numerals refer to the chapter ^ the figures to the line. 

aBtni(fen, iii. 137. 

a^geStn, i. 162. 

al^^e^en, vii. 25. 

aBl«]^neti, vi. 167. 

b, ckeval^ vi. 308. 

ace. abs., 11. 292 ; viii. 2. 

attef, I. 148 ; viii. 40. 

aneman^er, vii. 174. 

anfangen^ v. 96. 

anfujren, vii. 235, 

anretl^en, in. 15. 

anf^fHefen, ii. 175. 

anjal^K, IV. 161. 

Slrtitterie, i. 97 ; 11. 60. 

attrib. clause, v. 153 ; viii. 37. 

aud[f ni(^t, VI II. 24. 

auf^atten, 11. 148. 

Slufregung, i. 13. 

aufttag, IV. 40. 

ou«, V. 61. 

auSSleiBen, in. 91. 

aueteifen, i. 182. 

aulfc^nauBen, 11. 180. 

au^nntteni; v. 255. 


aSojeiaeS, n. 107. 
aSeauce, VI. 241. 
Bf fallen, v. 129. 
Begeifieni, 11. 90. 
Bd^ou^Utt, II. 259. 
aSel^uf, IV. III. 
B«i II. 276; VI. 115. 
Befennen, i. 60. 
Bemtr!t% vii. 8. 
Beml^men, I v. 129. 
Beretten, iv. 13. 
aSefd^fib, V. 151. 
8(jtanb, VII. 234. 
aSettKiffimng, iv. 85. 
BeiDal^rcii; vi. 74. 
Bt8, VII. 10. 
BitDafieitn, 11. 2. 
BlamtcTeti, v. 146. 
Hutiung, viii. 22. 
aSwut, VII. 32. 
aSuBe, V. 47. 

(Sartgnan, 11. 117. 



<5l^affe))oti I. 158. 
<59coattIeg(t, in. 132. 

taucttt, VI. 158. 

ba»otiIaufen, i. 260. 

dative, i. 199 ; 11. 167 ; ill. 

185 ; VIII. 57. 
bctB, VIII. 409. 
bt<^t, I. 183. 
^o6f, I. 212, 252 ; III. 116; IV. 

264 ; VIII. 49. 
burcf^brtngen, i. 132. 

Iw^crn, II. 232. 

fc^iefen, in. 187. 

fhcifctt, IV. 18. 

fttd^en, IV. 198. 

bflrfctt, I. 184 ; II. 66 ; iv. 96. 

e6(nfallj, vii. 94. 
etgentlu^, viii. 62. 
etngel^en, vi. 311. 
cinnel^men, 11. 256. 
tinfc^Iafen, vi. 27. 
mfd^Iagen, 11. 132. 
tcxytXn, III. 84. 
ent-, VII. 79. 
tntgtgenfenben, viii. 234. 
ttttlang, 11. 177. 
crinnrm, v. 23. 
txUhm, V. 143. 
<tf4itcien, III. 48. 
trjt, VI. 321. 
ctllcigcn, iv. 205. 
titotft^cn, I. 281. 

et)oa(ig), 11. 16 ; v. 108. 
cbcntttcU, VI. 38. 

faul, VII. 93. 
Selbtoebd, i. 205. 
8fid^tetg«Sirge, v. 181. 
8ftea, VI, 96. 
jlott, I. 176. 
fottfc^en, III. 154. 
fred^, V. 56. 
fret, I. 238. 
freitoUltg, iv. 15. 
^xansf^, III. 46. 
Surbttte, IV. 261, 
futtctn, V. 197. 

(SlamBetta, iv. 154. 

g«, I. 236. 

®€frett(t, III. 122. 

gel^dren fiii:; vii. 195. 

®cl4nb«, VII. 72. 

®cl«fe, VIII. 306. 

gettcn, i. 77, 99 ; n. 83. 

gemeittfom, iv. 69. 

gender, VI. 293. 

gerund, i. 267 ; ill. 161 ; iv. 7, 

®t^t. III. 173. 
Octod^t, I. 21, 106. 
<Sllu(i, II. 221 ; VI. loi. 
©raitote, i. 39. 

l^aften, in. 42. 

banbgtelflU!^, iv. 268 ; v. 93. 



happen, i. no, ii6; iv. 30. 
I^aufen, v. 139. 
]^tmTeud^t€n, i. 242. 
l^eifen, 11. 233. 
l^ea, I. 148. 
^engd, in. 158. 
l^erbetf(^Ie»)^ett, iii. 113. 
l^rfiSeriaflen, 11. 254. 
^entmflieten, i. 69. 
^l^t, I. 259. 
horses, in. 180. 

tmmer with compar. , i. 26. 
inf. for imperat, i. 136; 11. 

125 ; IV. I. 
ind Steine, n. 22. 
irrcn, iv. 37. 

'\Qi, I. 32, 212; V. 87; VII. 4, 

191 ; VIII. 39. 
3agt>, VII. 25. 

Tarn getaufen, in. 114. 

fa^)ut gel^n, viii, 300. 

Jtartfilf(|>e, i. 39. 

Jtel^fe, VI. 146. 

JJecSl^olj, II. 27. 

Jtitometer; I. 11 ; vi. 8. 

Jtottig I. 90 ; IV. 81. 

!ofl6ar, V. 31. 

foflen, VI. 232. 

9xv^, II. 41. 

^^ I- 75 ; V. 164 ; VIII. 302, 

^ager, in. 36. 

Sanbtoel^r, n. 91. 

laffen, iv. 172, 230; vi. 254. 

locixi, VI. 18. 

lauten, in. 26. 

Seiche, i. 267. 

Scute, I. 22. 

Itefern, vii. 250 ; viii. 463. 

«ofuttg, VI. 190, 269. 

Motgrfn, II. 195. 

%vlt, II. 202. 

gunge, i. 215. 

ma^ien, vii. 8. 
matftg^ n. 80. 
tnafiig, vii. 180. 
metnen, iv. 113. 
melben, iv. 15. 
tnet!etv v. loi. 
mitten, n. 294. 
aHoStot«, IV. 86. 
mogen, vi. 250. 
muffen, v. 86. 

nad^taffen, viii. 377. 
na^ireiten, in. 32. 
namlt(|i, V. 242. 
SRationalgarbe, iv. 86. 
Sletjomuf, V. 24. 
Slotijen, 11. 33. 

O^nma^it, vii. 9. 

oratioobl., i. 74;! v. 26, 27, 



"3; V. 52; VI. SI, 147; 
VIII. 65. 
ottenlieccn, 11. 8. 

5parabc, vi. 266. 
Perche la, vi. 215. 
iPfalj, V. 187. 
XfttVitn, VIII. 137. 
pres. for fut., iv. 30. 

fftcClflpt, III. 180. 
ratftt, II. 274. 
SdegcnJ^ttrg, v. 24. 
Slol^r, VII. 129. 
9ludfw|>t, VIII. 155. 
rubrni, V. 75. 

@a(f unb ^ad, i. 95. 

f«f/ V. 59 ; VII. 106. 

®(|>aben, iii. 85. 

@cl(>immel, i. 114; in. 180. 

@{i(>tm)fh)!nfe(, iv. 4. 

f4lon, I. 53 ; vii. 156 ; viii. 219. 

fc^on 1866, III. 178. 

®c|>uf , I. 33. 

@^r(H)nct, I. 39. 

fotten, I. 90 ; iii. 142 ; vi. 133; 

VIII. 263. 
@<>ortt|lo|i, VI. 237. 
flarf, VI. 261. 
ftetf tttib fed, V. 213. 
©ttmmung, 11. 4. 
Men, VIII. 379. 
Stollen, VIII. 307. 

jlotj auf, II. 85. 
fhfeng, vi. 261. 
@ud^e, IV. 142. 
superlative, vii. 48. 

%cmxi, ». ber, i. 16. 
ta^jfer, 11. 96. 
taugen, in. 94. 
taufd^, I. 234. 
^«^ VI. 55. 
trand^teren, v. 156. 
itreffen, vi. i. 
aiteffer, viii. 194, 
tnmmetn, v. 8. 
aiumer, i. 178. 

uBctWngen, viii. 431. 
uBetfiil^ren, v. 34. 
ubertaffen, iv. 72. 
ubertegen, viii. 253. 
uBernel^men, 11. 18. 
flberf4iteiten, 11. 68. 
uBerfd^iitten, i. 79. 
uberfe^cn, v. 45. 
uBettvinben, in. 39. 
umbrtngen, vi. 142. 
umbtSngen, in. 29. 
umgeben, 11. 151. 
um^angen, 11. 2. 
umtoecfen, 11. 222. 
uttten, III. S6, 
unterbringen, vi. 286. 
utttctlajfen, iv. 58. 
unverfe^t, vi. 257. 



uttrnjuglic^, ill. 53. 

ttetbteien, vii. 129. 
t)erbd4ittg, VIII. 206. 
vergel^en, i. 23 ; vii. 125. 
^>er]^ungern, iv. 11. 
^Bertuft, VI. 293. 
ttcrttunfHg, iii. 25. 
vcrraten, 11. 274; v. 251. 
aerf{i(>miftt, iv. 147. 
tterforgen, vi. 143. 
vafhtmmen, vii. 147. 
vecttagen, viii. 368. 
lOCTtrei^tt, IV. 2. 
tteru)unb€n, i. 3. 
mjitteren, iv. 206. 
XitiVif prefix f V. 127. 
ttorBet !onnen, vi. 258. 
torl^anten, iv. 214. 
hotter, IV. 142. 

war, III. 132 ; vi. 27. 
marten, i. 247. 

WfA, I. 148. 
wettem, i. 77. 
koiberto&rtig, v. 17. 
tote fie ... I. 120. 
kvtmmelit, i. 69 ; ill. 69. 
aBinfet, in. 75. 
tt)in!en, iv. 180. 
kDoQen eben, iv. 174. 

3autt, VI. 102 ; VII. 55. 

jaufen, viii. 210. 

3eug, VIII. 453. 

gtel^en, derivatives from, iv. 243. 

ju! VIII. 131. 

juBringen, iv. 57. 

gurfen, IV. 52. 

jugel^en, i. 1 10. 

3ug, I. 97; 11. 192; in. 51. 

jugtetc^, I. 105. 

junben, 11. 50. 

jufammenfc^ieien, vii. 162. 

^ukoiber, in. 182. 

ItoQx, I. 238; VIII. 85. 

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