23 MARCH 1918, Page 17

The Belgian Government have published an important Grey Book dealing

with the deliberate burning of Louvain and the slaughter of its people by the Germans. It consists of two Reports, L'Armie Allemande ti Louvain en Aofit 1914 and Le Lim Blanc Alletnand du 10 Mai 1915, giving abundant documentary evidence to confirm the accepted view and to refute the enemy's suggestion that there was a popular uprising in the course of which the town was accidentally destroyed. Mr. Hugh Gibson, the American diplomatist, who was an eyewitness of the infamous episode, has convinced all readers of his recent book that the Germans acted by order. These elaborate Belgian Reports put the whole ease on record once for all. Nothing that the Germans can over say or do will obliterate their crime from human memory.