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World's War Events, Vol. III   By: (1867-1937)

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[Illustration: IN FRONT IS GENERAL PETAIN ABOUT TO BE MADE A MARSHAL. BEHIND HIM, FROM LEFT TO RIGHT, ARE MARSHAL JOFFRE AND MARSHAL FOCH (FRENCH), FIELD MARSHAL HAIG (BRITISH), GENERAL PERSHING (AMERICAN), GENERAL GILLAIN (BELGIAN), GENERAL ALBRICCI (ITALIAN), GENERAL HALLER (POLISH)]

WORLD'S WAR EVENTS

RECORDED BY STATESMEN COMMANDERS HISTORIANS AND BY MEN WHO FOUGHT OR SAW THE GREAT CAMPAIGNS

COMPILED AND EDITED BY

FRANCIS J. REYNOLDS

FORMER REFERENCE LIBRARIAN LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

AND

ALLEN L. CHURCHILL

ASSOCIATE EDITOR "THE STORY OF THE GREAT WAR" ASSOCIATE EDITOR "THE NEW INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPEDIA"

VOLUME III

[Illustration]

PF COLLIER & SON COMPANY NEW YORK

Copyright 1919

BY P.F. COLLIER & SON COMPANY

WORLD'S WAR EVENTS

VOLUME III

BEGINNING WITH THE DEPARTURE OF THE FIRST AMERICAN DESTROYERS FOR SERVICE ABROAD IN APRIL, 1917, AND CLOSING WITH THE TREATIES OF PEACE IN 1919

CONTENTS

ARTICLE PAGE

I. A DESTROYER IN ACTIVE SERVICE 7 An American Officer

II. EAST AFRICA 32 Jan Christiaan Smuts

III. GREECE'S ATONEMENT 54 Lewis R. Freeman

IV. THE ITALIANS AT BAY 69 G. Ward Price

V. BOTTLING UP ZEEBRUGGE AND OSTEND 101 Official Narrative

VI. WITH THE AMERICAN SUBMARINES 119 Henry B. Beston

VII. WOUNDED HEROES OF FRANCE 138 Abbé Felix Klein

VIII. THE BATTLE OF PICARDY 153 J.B.W. Gardiner

IX. BULGARIA QUITS 170 Lothrop Stoddard

X. THE FIGHTING CZECHO SLOVAKS 183 Maynard Owen Williams

XI. SIX DAYS ON THE AMERICAN FIRING LINE 200 Corporal H.J. Burbach

XII. AN AMERICAN BATTLEFIELD 210 Raoul Blanchard

XIII. NIGHT RAIDS FROM THE AIR 229 Mary Helen Fee

XIV. THE AMERICAN ARMY IN EUROPE 242 General John J. Pershing

XV. THE AMERICAN NAVY IN EUROPE 271 Admiral H.T. Mayo

XVI. ARMISTICE TERMS SIGNED BY GERMANY 297

XVII. COVENANT OF THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS 306

XVIII. TREATY OF PEACE WITH GERMANY 318

XIX. TREATY OF PEACE WITH AUSTRIA 365

INDEX 375

A DESTROYER IN ACTIVE SERVICE

BY AN AMERICAN OFFICER

APRIL 7.

[Sidenote: War accepted with equanimity.]

[Sidenote: Life on a destroyer is simple.]

Well, I must confess that, even after war has been declared, the skies haven't fallen and oysters taste just the same. I never would have dreamed that so big a step would be accepted with so much equanimity. It is due to two causes, I think. First, because we have trembled on the verge so long and sort of dabbled our toes in the water, that our minds have grown gradually accustomed to what under other circumstances would be a violent shock. Second, because the individual units of the Navy are so well prepared that there is little to do. We made a few minor changes in the routine and slipped the war heads on to the torpedoes, and presto, we were ready for war. One beauty of a destroyer is that, life on board being reduced to its simplest terms anyhow, there is little to change. We may be ordered to "strip," that is, go to our Navy yard and land all combustibles, paints, oils, surplus woodwork, etc.; but we have not done so yet.

We were holding drill yesterday when the signal was made from the flagship, "War is declared." I translated it to my crew, who received the news with much gayety but hardly a trace of excitement... Continue reading book >>


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