[...]and field-kits, and some of them even purchased horses. After the war had been in progress for three months they were still in London. The French General Staff likewise anunced that correspondents would be permitted with the armies, and when any were caught they were unceremoniously shipped to the nearest port between two unsympathetic gendarmes with a warning that they would be shot if they were caught again. The Belgian General Staff made anuncement at all. The police merely told those correspondents who succeeded in getting into the fortified position of Antwerp that their room was preferable to their company and informed them at what hour the next train for the Dutch frontier[...].