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THE BOCHE The boche was chiefly what his masters made him....

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

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

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

United States Day
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Alsace-lorraine
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Sergeant York Of Tennessee
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The Tommy
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Where Are You Going Great-heart?
Where are you going, Great-Heart, With your eager face...

November 11 1918
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The Kaiser's Crown
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Nations Born And Reborn
In America, and in many other countries, people have listened...

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

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

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

The Poilu
The soldier of France, the poilu, is a crusader. He is fight...

To Wish To Take Away One From The Immortal Glory Which Belongs
to the Allied armies, nor from the undying gratitude which we o...

Blocking The Channel
Bruges is an important city of Belgium made familiar to Ameri...

The Soldiers Who Go To Sea
If the army or the navy ever gaze on Heaven's scenes, Th...



Where The Tide Turned






It is the general impression that the tide of victory set in with
Marshal Foch's splendid movement against the German flank on July 18th.
That movement, it is true, started the irresistible sweep of the wave
which was destined to engulf and destroy the hideous power of
Prussianism. But the tide which gathered and drove forward the waters
out of which that wave arose, had turned before. It turned with and
through the supreme valor of our marines and other American troops in
the first battle at Chateau-Thierry and at Belleau Wood, in the
first week of June.

The American force engaged was small, measured by the standard of
numbers to which we have become accustomed in this war, but the story
of their fighting will remain immortal and in its psychological and
strategic consequences the action will take rank, I believe, among the
decisive battles of the war.

I am not speaking from hearsay. I was in France during the week
preceding that battle, the most anxious and gloomy period, probably, of
the entire war. What I am about to relate is based either on
authoritative information gathered on the spot, or on my own
observations. In telling it, nothing is farther from my thoughts than





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