The Kaiser's Captive: In the Claws of the German Eagle

The Kaiser's Captive: In the Claws of the German Eagle

by Albert Rhys Williams

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Albert Rhys Williams was an American journalist and author. In 1914, Williams travelled to Europe as the special war correspondent for Outlook magazine, tasked with the duty of reporting the events of the Great War.

In these early days of the conflict, Williams had the misfortune to fall into the hands of the Imperial German Army. He was arrested in Belgium and marched into captivity on the suspicion that he was a British spy.

On his return to the United States, Williams published In the Claws of the German Eagle in 1917. This fascinating book details Williams' experiences both on the front and in German captivity and provides a rare opportunity to discover the events as they unfolded behind the German lines.

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ISBN-13: 9781473850521
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 08/30/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 142
File size: 563 KB

Table of Contents

Instead of a Preface 9

Part I The Spy-Hunters of Belgium

Chapter I A Little German Surprise Party 15

Chapter II Sweating Under the German Third Degree 24

Chapter III A Night on a Prison Floor 34

Chapter IV Roulette and Liberty 44

Part II On Foot With the German Army

Chapter V The Gray Hordes Out of the North 56

Chapter VI In the Black Wake of the War 62

Chapter VII A Duelist from Marburg 69

Chapter VIII Thirty-Seven Miles in a Day 76

Part III With the War Photographers in Belgium

Chapter IX How I Was Shot as a German Spy 84

Chapter X The Little Belgian Who Said, "You Betcha" 95

Chapter XI Atrocities and the Socialist 103

Part IV Love Among the Ruins

Chapter XII The Beating of "The General" 119

Chapter XIII America in the Arms of France 130

Chapter XIV No-Man's-Land 137

Afterword 141

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