Wagons loaded with stolen goods
The Weekly Irish Times reports that many German soldiers in France have been engaging in criminal activity as they make their way through the country.
The German troops who occupied Compiègne are said to have had wagons which were solely used to store and transport precious articles stolen by soldiers and non-commissioned officers from houses in the town.
Also, when the Germans left, they flew the Red Cross symbol over the wagons, one of which was laden with bottles of champagne. On a number of occasions, they are also reported to have worn the armlet of the medical services.