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

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[Illustration: PRESIDENT WILSON READING HIS WAR MESSAGE TO CONGRESS, APRIL 2, 1917]

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 II

[Illustration]

P. F. COLLIER & SON COMPANY NEW YORK

Copyright 1919 BY P. F. COLLIER & SON COMPANY

WORLD'S WAR EVENTS

VOLUME II

BEGINNING WITH THE ATTACK AT VERDUN EARLY IN 1916 THE STORY OF THE WAR AND OF AMERICAN AID IS CARRIED TO THE CLOSE OF 1917

CONTENTS

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I. THE BATTLE OF VERDUN 7 Raoul Blanchard

II. THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND BANK 30 Admiral Sir John Jellicoe's Official Despatch

III. TAKING THE COL DI LANA 55 Lewis R. Freeman

IV. THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME 67 Sir Douglas Haig

V. RUSSIA'S REFUGEES 114 Gregory Mason

VI. THE TRAGEDY OF RUMANIA 124 Stanley Washburn

VII. SIXTEEN MONTHS A WAR PRISONER 142 Private "Jack" Evans

VIII. UNDER GERMAN RULE IN FRANCE AND BELGIUM 159 J. P. Whitaker

IX. THE ANGLO RUSSIAN CAMPAIGN IN TURKEY 174 James B. MacDonald

X. KITCHENER 188 Lady St. Helier

XI. WHY AMERICA BROKE WITH GERMANY 194 President Woodrow Wilson

XII. HOW THE WAR CAME TO AMERICA 205 Official Account

XIII. THE WAR MESSAGE 226 President Woodrow Wilson

XIV. BRITISH OPERATIONS AT SALONIKI 244 Official Report of General Milne

XV. IN PETROGRAD DURING THE SEVEN DAYS 253 Arno Dosch Fleurot

XVI. AMERICA'S FIRST SHOT 271 J.R. Keen

XVII. GERMAN ACTIVITIES IN THE UNITED STATES 278 House Committee on Foreign Affairs

XVIII. PREPARING FOR WAR 298 Newton D. Baker, Secretary of War

XIX. THE CAPTURE OF JERUSALEM 344 General E. H. H. Allenby

XX. AMERICAN SHIPS AND GERMAN SUBMARINES 369 From Official Reports

THE BATTLE OF VERDUN

RAOUL BLANCHARD

Copyright, Atlantic Monthly, June, 1917.

[Sidenote: Greatest drama of the war.]

The Battle of Verdun, which continued through from February 21, 1916, to the 16th of December, ranks next to the Battle of the Marne as the greatest drama of the world war. Like the Marne, it represents the checkmate of a supreme effort on the part of the Germans to end the war swiftly by a thunderstroke. It surpasses the Battle of the Marne by the length of the struggle, the fury with which it was carried on, the huge scale of the operations. No complete analysis of it, however, has yet been published only fragmentary accounts, dealing with the beginning or with mere episodes. Neither in France nor in Germany, up to the present moment, has the whole story of the battle been told, describing its vicissitudes, and following step by step the development of the stirring drama... Continue reading book >>


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