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

Sergeant York Of Tennessee
People will always differ as to what was the most remarkable ...

The Miner And The Tiger
On an October day in 1866, David Lloyd George, then a little ...

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

America Enters The War
SPEECH BY LLOYD GEORGE, BRITISH PREMIER, APRIL 12, 1917 ...

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

At The Front
What one soldier writes, millions have experienced. At f...

The Thirteenth Regiment
The World War has shown clearly that all peoples are not alik...

When The Tide Turned
THE AMERICAN ATTACK AT CHATEAU-THIERRY AND BELLEAU WOOD IN TH...

After-days
When the last gun has long withheld Its thunder, and i...

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

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

Trees
I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. ...

The Little Old Road
There's a breath of May in the breeze On the little ol...

The Fleet That Lost Its Soul
Sailors and especially fighters on the sea have in all ages p...

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

United States Day
United States Day was celebrated in Paris on April 20, 1918. ...

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

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

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



The Searchlights






Political morality differs from individual morality, because there is
no power above the State.--GENERAL VON BERNHARDI.

Shadow by shadow, stripped for fight,
The lean black cruisers search the sea.
Night-long their level shafts of light
Revolve and find no enemy.
Only they know each leaping wave
May hide the lightning and their grave.

And, in the land they guard so well,
Is there no silent watch to keep?
An age is dying; and the bell
Rings midnight on a vaster deep;
But over all its waves once more
The searchlights move from shore to shore.

And captains that we thought were dead,
And dreamers that we thought were dumb,
And voices that we thought were fled
Arise and call us, and we come;
And Search in thine own soul, they cry,
For there, too, lurks thine enemy.

Search for the foe in thine own soul,
The sloth, the intellectual pride,
The trivial jest that veils the goal
For which our fathers lived and died;
The lawless dreams, the cynic art,
That rend thy nobler self apart.

Not far, not far into the night
These level swords of light can pierce:
Yet for her faith does England fight,
Her faith in this our universe,
Believing Truth and Justice draw
From founts of everlasting law.

Therefore a Power above the State,
The unconquerable Power, returns.
The fire, the fire that made her great,
Once more upon her altar burns.
Once more, redeemed and healed and whole,
She moves to the Eternal Goal.

ALFRED NOYES





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