Excerpt from Germany and Belgium Before and During the War
Her acts go to show that the 'strategic plan of German military writers was identical with that of the Grand Staff, inasmuch as everybody knows that the Empire had multiplied railway lines of a purely strategic value ... in the district comprised between the Rhine and the frontiers of Belgium and Luxemburg with a view to the rapid concentration of her troops on those frontiers. The develop ment of these railway lines coincided with the creation of the huge camp at Elsenborn. What is more, everybody knows that Germany made persistent and strenuous efforts to obtain from Belgium the linking up of the Belgian railways with the German, more especially the connection malmedy-stavelot, and the build ing of a new railway line which, passing Visé and avoiding Liege, would have shortened the existing line which connects Aix-la Chapelle with central Belgium.
So much for Germany's deeds. Let us now turn to her words.
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