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The Great War As I Saw It   By: (1861-1944)

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[Transcriber's note: Obvious printer's errors have been corrected. Variable spelling of hyphenated words has been made consistent. Missing page numbers correspond to blank pages. Punctuation conventions of the original have been retained. Inconsistent spelling of place names has been retained.]

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The Great War as I Saw It

[Illustration: Frederick George Scott.]

The Great War as I Saw It


Canon Frederick George Scott, C.M.G., D.S.O. Late Senior Chaplain First Canadian Division, C.E.F.

Author of "Later Canadian Poems," and "Hymn of the Empire."

F. D. GOODCHILD COMPANY Publishers Toronto

Copyright, Canada, 1922 by Frederick George Scott

CONTENTS (p. 005)

PAGE CHAPTER I. How I got into the War July to September, 1914 15

CHAPTER II. The Voyage to England September 29th to October 18th, 1914 25

CHAPTER III. On Salisbury Plain October 18th, 1914 to January 1st, 1915 30

CHAPTER IV. Off to France January to March, 1915 34

CHAPTER V. Before the Storm March and April, 1915 48

CHAPTER VI. The Second Battle of Ypres April 22nd, 1915 55

CHAPTER VII. Festubert and Givenchy May and June, 1915 74

CHAPTER VIII. A Lull in Operations Ploegsteert, July to December, 1915 93

CHAPTER IX. Our First Christmas in France 118

CHAPTER X. Spring, 1916 122

CHAPTER XI. The Attack on Mount Sorrel Summer, 1916 128

CHAPTER XII. The Battle of the Somme Autumn, 1916 134

CHAPTER XIII. Our Home at Camblain l'Abbé November, 1916 149

CHAPTER XIV. My Search is Rewarded 154

CHAPTER XV. A Time of Preparation Christmas, 1916 to April, 1917 159

CHAPTER XVI. The Capture of Vimy Ridge April 9th, 1917 167

CHAPTER XVII. A Month on the Ridge April and May, 1917 173

CHAPTER XVIII. (p. 006) A Well earned Rest May and June, 1917 179

CHAPTER XIX. Paris Leave June, 1917 186

CHAPTER XX. We take Hill 70 July and August, 1917 192

CHAPTER XXI. Every day Life August and September, 1917 203

CHAPTER XXII. A Tragedy of War 210

CHAPTER XXIII. Visits to Rome and Paschendaele Oct. and Nov., 1917 216

CHAPTER XXIV. Our Last War Christmas 230

CHAPTER XXV. Victory Year Opens January and February, 1918 234

CHAPTER XXVI. The German Offensive March, 1918 240

CHAPTER XXVII. In Front of Arras April, 1918 248

CHAPTER XXVIII. Sports and Pastimes May and June, 1918 254

CHAPTER XXIX. The Beginning of the End 267

CHAPTER XXX. The Battle of Amiens August 8th to August 16th, 1918 274

CHAPTER XXXI. We Return to Arras August, 1918 288

CHAPTER XXXII. The Smashing of the Drocourt Quéant Line Sept. 2nd, 1918 292

CHAPTER XXXIII. Preparing for the Final Blow September, 1918 298

CHAPTER XXXIV. The Crossing of the Canal du Nord September 27th, 1918 307

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