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Collections >> North Carolinians and the Great War, The North Carolina Experience >> Document Menu >> 139 - IN THE WAKE OF THE HUNS Closely allied with the Hun's scheme of frightfulness was his policy of destruction, and woe be unto that town within the range of his guns. Not satisfied with the partial annihilation of a town and the hasty depopulation of its inhabitants, they continue their ruthless plan of devastation by hurling shrapnel, gas and high explosives at their doomed objective until the town is an irreparable heap of crumpled walls and ruins.
J. R. Graham
Tar-Heel War Record (In the Great World War).
Charlotte, N.C.: World War Publishing Co., [1921].

IN THE WAKE OF THE HUNS
Closely allied with the Hun's scheme of frightfulness was his policy of destruction, and woe be unto that town within the range of his guns. Not satisfied with the partial annihilation of a town and the hasty depopulation of its inhabitants, they continue their ruthless plan of devastation by hurling shrapnel, gas and high explosives at their doomed objective until the town is an irreparable heap of crumpled walls and ruins.

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  • World War, 1914-1918--Destruction & pillage.