Revealed last week by L'Illustration, famed Parisian review, was a hitherto suppressed and most significant fact: on New Year's Day, 1915, His Royal & Imperial Highness, Wilhelm, Crown Prince of Germany and of Prussia, sent a German captain and buglers, bearing a flag of truce, across "no man's land" to the headquarters of French General Maurice Paul Emmanuel Sarrail.
Soon the astounded General was reading this gallant message:
"I wish to my chivalrous adversary a Happy New Year.
Wilhelm. Crown Prince."
Since Allied propagandists were busy at the time, picturing H. R. & I. H. as a debauched "Rat Face," the story...