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The First To Fall In Battle
During the trench warfare, it was customary to raid the enemy...

Duty
So nigh is grandeur to our dust, So near is God to man...

Redeemed Italy
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The Kaiser's Crown
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Blocking The Channel
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November 11 1918
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Waiting For The Flash
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The Miner And The Tiger
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Alsace-lorraine
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The Quality Of Mercy
There is an old saying, Like king, like people, which means t...

The Capture Of Dun
After the Americans had cleared the Saint Mihiel salient, Mar...

To Villingen--and Back
Very remarkable in the world struggle for liberty was the eag...

Bombing Metz
ADAPTED FROM THE ACCOUNT WRITTEN BY RAOUL LUFBERY In Janua...

The Tommy
John Masefield, the English writer, says, St. George did not ...

The United States Marines
Our flag's unfurled to every breeze From dawn to setti...

Harry Lauder Sings
Harry Lauder, an extremely popular Scotch singer and entertai...

Vive La France 1
The determination of the people of Alsace and Lorraine not ...

America Comes In
We are coming from the ranch, from the city and the mine, ...

In Memoriam
[THE FIGHTING YEARS, 1914-1918] Ring out, wild bells, ...

The Second Line Of Defense
In Norwich, England, stands a memorial which will forever be ...



Pershing At The Tomb Of Lafayette






They knew they were fighting our war.
As the months grew to years
Their men and their women had watched
through their blood and their tears
For a sign that we knew, we who could not
have come to be free
Without France, long ago. And at last
from the threatening sea
The stars of our strength on the eyes
of their weariness rose;
And he stood among them,
the sorrow strong hero we chose
To carry our flag to the tomb
of that Frenchman whose name
A man of our country could once more
pronounce without shame.
What crown of rich words would he set
for all time on this day?
The past and the future were listening
what he would say--
Only this, from the white-flaming heart
of a passion austere,
Only this--ah, but France understood!
Lafayette, we are here.

AMELIA JOSEPHINE BURR.

[Illustration: Lafayette, We Are Here! The immortal tribute of
General John J. Pershing at the grave of the great Frenchman. Notice
the difference between the American and French salutes.]





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