Dresden in the late 19th century: Wikipedia
Miss Salmond reports that the art galleries and other public places in
are closed and no
veal or lamb can be eaten, but otherwise life in the city continues as normal.
The German soldiers are receiving hard training and are not allowed to touch
alcoholic drinks – something of a contrast to the situation here in Dresden !
Although she was an object of curiosity to the villagers people behaved well to
her and as they travelled home everyone was very kind. The opinion in Bedford is that the war
is entirely the fault of the British. They believe the first atrocities of the
war were committed by Belgian soldiers, with the Germans retaliating in self-defence.
According to Miss Salmond the news in the German papers is exactly the same as
the news here, except that the names are all reversed. Dresden
Source: Bedfordshire Times 16th October 1914