Von Wiegand is witnessing the battle still raging in Russian Poland. His story from the firing line graphically describes just what is happening when modern weapons of warfare are pitted against each other on a battlefield.
Von Wiegand was the Berlin correspondent of the United Press before war was declared. He was arrested in Berlin, suspected of being a spy, after hostilities opened. His credentials and the fact that he is of German birth speedily brought his release.
Von Wiegand was the first man to send a story from Berlin after Germany's cable had been cut. He took his story to The Hague, and cabled it to the United Press. He returned to Berlin covering war news there, and finally went to the eastern front, where he now is.