No German is to inhabit land occupied by the enemy. Anyone who does so, any wretch will find himself in a desert, devoid of all the amenities of civilization. I repeat, I reemphasize: I want everything essential to the maintenance of life destroyed. All industrial plants, all gas and water and power, electrical works, telephone exchanges. I want them blown up! Destroyed completely! No more ringing! Dismantle them. Cut the telegraph wires. The relay offices, blow them up. And the spare parts... ...