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A Journey Through France in War Time   By: (1840-1927)

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[Illustration: Typical French Soldier in Uniform.]

A Journey Through France in War Time

By JOSEPH G. BUTLER, JR.

Member of The American Industrial Commission to France.

THE PENTON PRESS CLEVELAND 1917

[Illustration: inscription by author.]

Copyright, 1917, by Joseph G. Butler, Jr., Youngstown, O. One hundred copies of this edition have been printed of which this is number 39

Second Edition

TO THE MEN AND WOMEN OF FRANCE WHO AMID INEXPRESSIBLE SORROWS AND INFINITE CARES EXTENDED A GRACIOUS WELCOME TO THE AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION AND TO THE AUTHOR THIS BOOK IS GRATEFULLY DEDICATED

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I Origin of the Purpose of the Trip.

CHAPTER II Crossing the Atlantic.

CHAPTER III Bordeaux and Paris.

CHAPTER IV Meeting England's Premier.

CHAPTER V The Birthplace of Lafayette.

CHAPTER VI A Great Munitions Plant.

CHAPTER VII Art and Architecture of Aries.

CHAPTER VIII Along the Mediterranean.

CHAPTER IX Towns in Southern France.

CHAPTER X The Creusot Gun Works.

CHAPTER XI Approaching the Front.

CHAPTER XII Within Sound of the Guns.

CHAPTER XIII The Story of Gerbeviller.

CHAPTER XIV On the Main Front.

CHAPTER XV Reims and the Trenches.

CHAPTER XVI Back to Paris.

CHAPTER XVII On the Way Home England.

CHAPTER XVIII On the Broad Atlantic.

CHAPTER XIX The French Steel Industry in War Time.

CHAPTER XX Where War Has Raged.

CHAPTER XXI General Joffre.

CHAPTER XXII The Work of Reconstruction.

CHAPTER XXIII French Business Organizations.

CHAPTER XXIV The Carrel Method of Treating Wounds.

CHAPTER XXV A City in an Army's Path.

CHAPTER XXVI Some impressions of France and the French.

ILLUSTRATIONS

Typical French Soldier in Uniform

Photograph of Commissioners, Taken on Train Leaving Paris for Limoges

The Author's Passport

Autograph Signatures of the Commission

Grand Theatre, Bordeaux. Closed Until the War Ends

Miniature French Flag Carried by the Author Through France. The Waving of This Flag by an American Aroused Much Enthusiasm

Lloyd George, Who Says "England is Fighting a Battle for Civilization"

Miss Winifred Holt, "Keeper of the Light House of France"

Ancient Bridge at Limoges Built by the Romans Two Thousand Years Ago and Still in Use

Tapestry Workers at Aubusson

Lafayette's Deathbed, With Commission's Flag and Flowers

Monastery of St. Michael, at le Puy

Silk Tapestry Menu Used at Dinner to the Commission at St. Etienne

Col. Rimailho With 155 mm. Gun (upper) and Famous 75 mm. Gun (lower) Perfected by Him

Women Employed in Munitions Factories

Arlesiennes Types of Southern France

Old Roman Arena at Aries Still Used for Bull Fights and Other Amusements

Shore of the Mediterranean Near Marseilles. In the distance Chateau D'If, Made Famous by Dumas

Types From the French Provinces

Monastery of Chartreuse

New 520 mm. Gun, Carrying Projectile Seven Feet in Length and Weighing 3,100 lbs., Seen at Creusot Works

German Prisoners Passing Through the Village of St. Etienne

The Lion of Belfort

Battlefield of La Chipotte, Showing Monument and Markers on Graves

Ruins of Gerbeviller

Sister Julie

Cathedral at Nancy

German Trenches Captured by the French

The Reims Cathedral Before its Destruction

Ruins at Reims. Upper and Lower Plates The Cathedral. Middle Plate The Archbishop's Palace

Key of Archbishop's Palace at Reims and Bone From Twelfth Century Tombs Opened by German Shells

Trenches Visited by the Commission

King Albert's Address to the Belgians

Photograph of King Albert of Belgium, with the Royal Autograph

French Marines Operating 75 mm. Gun on Shipboard

Nancy Place Stanislas

Ruins of Village St. Die

The Prefecture at Reims After Bombardment

Portrait in Tapestry General Joffre

Ruins at Nancy

Trenches Occupied by French Soldiers

Proclamation Posted in Reims Just Before the French Fell Back to the Marne

Arrival of Wounded Soldiers at Chalons, on the Marne

Proclamation by the Mayor of Reims, Issued on the day the Germans Entered that City, September 4, 1914

First Order From the Invaders

Second German Proclamation

Citizens Warned of Danger

Citizens Warned that Hostages May be Hanged

Postal card Painted by Artist Soldier in French Trenches

FOREWORD

Of all that has been written, or is to be written, by Americans concerning the tragedy overwhelming the Old World, much must naturally be descriptive of conditions in France, since that country is, among those affected by military occupation, most accessible and most closely in sympathy with American ideals and American history... Continue reading book >>




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