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The Kaiser's Crown
(VERSAILLES, JANUARY 18, 1871) The wind on the Thames ...

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

President Wilson In France
On December 14, 1918, President Wilson arrived in Paris. He ...

The Unspeakable Turk
Although the great issues of the war were decided, and victor...

Song Of The Aviator
(This poem was written for an entertainment given by the Y.M....

Nations Born And Reborn
In America, and in many other countries, people have listened...

Redeemed Italy
Italy, since 1860 at least, has cherished the dream that some...

The Yank
The boche went into the war as a robber, the poilu as a crusa...

Where The Four Winds Meet
There are songs of the north and songs of the south, A...

A Boy Of Perugia
In the year 1500, Raphael was a boy of eighteen in Perugia wo...

Just Before The Tide Turned
On the 27th of last May the Germans broke through the French ...

Waiting For The Flash
Not at once can the mind grasp the full significance of the w...

Fighting A Depth Bomb
All who have read of the sinking of the Lusitania, by a torpe...

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

The Searchlights
Political morality differs from individual morality, because ...

November 11 1918
Sinners are said sometimes to repent and change their ways at...

The Really Invincible Armada
The northern coast of Scotland is about as far north as the s...

The United States At War--at Home
When any nation declares war, it immediately brings upon itse...

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

Where The Tide Turned
It is the general impression that the tide of victory set in ...



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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