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Winning a Cause

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WINNING A CAUSE - WORLD WAR STORIES

BY JOHN GILBERT THOMPSON

COPYRIGHT, 1919, BY SILVER, BURDETT AND COMPANY.



PREFACE

Lest We Forget, the first volume of World War stories, gave an outline of the struggle up to the time of the signing of the armistice, November 11, 1918, and contained in general chronological order most of the stories that to children from ten to sixteen years of age would be of greatest interest, and give the clearest understanding of the titanic contest.

This; the second volume of the same series, contains the stories of the war of the character described, that were not included in Lest We Forget,—stories of the United States naval heroes, of the Americans landed in France, of the concluding events of the war, of the visit of President Wilson to Europe, and of the Peace Conference. In a word, emphasis is placed upon America's part in the struggle. This volume should be of even greater interest to American children than the first, for it tells the story of America's greatest achievement, of a nation undertaking a tremendous and terrible task not for material gain, but for an ideal.

No more inspiring story has ever been told to the children of men than the story of America's part in winning the greatest cause for which men have ever contended. President Wilson said in Europe, "The American soldiers came not merely to win a war, but to win a cause." Every child in every home and in every school should be made familiar with how it was won, and with the separate stories which go to make up the glorious epic. The two volumes of the series give for children, in a way that they will comprehend and enjoy, through stories so selected and so connected as to build up an understanding of the whole, the causes, the conduct, and the results of the World War.

The thanks of the authors and publishers are hereby expressed to Mr. Edwin Rowland Blashfield for the permission to reproduce his poster, "Carry On"; to Mrs. Ella Wheeler Wilcox for "Song of the Aviator"; to George H. Doran Company, Publishers, for "Pershing at the Tomb of Lafayette" from "The Silver Trumpet," by Amelia Josephine Burr, copyright 1918; for "Where Are You Going, Great-Heart?" from "The Vision Splendid" by John Oxenham, copyright 1918; for "Trees" from "Trees and Other Poems" by Joyce Kilmer, copyright 1914; to Collier's for Lieutenant McKeogh's story of "The Lost Battalion"; to Mr. Roger William Riis for his article "The Secret Service"; and to Mr. John Mackenzie, Chief Boatswain's Mate, U. S. S. Remlik, for the facts in the story, "Fighting a Depth Bomb."

CONTENTS

1. WHY THE UNITED STATES ENTERED THE WAR
2. AMERICA COMES IN Klaxton
3. PERSHING AT THE TOMB OF LAFAYETTE Amelia Josephine Burr
4. AMERICA ENTERS THE WAR David Lloyd George
5. THE FIRST TO FALL IN BATTLE
6. FOUR SOLDIERS
7. WHERE THE FOUR WINDS MEET Geoffrey Dalrymple Nash
8. THE SOLDIERS WHO GO TO SEA
9. WHEN THE TIDE TURNED Otto H. Kahn
10. A BOY OF PERUGIA
11. REDEEMED ITALY
12. SONG OF THE AVIATOR Ella Wheeler Wilcox
13. NATIONS BORN AND REBORN
14. "TO VILLINGEN—AND BACK"
15. ALSACE-LORRAINE
16. THE CALL TO ARMS IN OUR STREET W. M. Letts
17. THE KAISER'S CROWN Charles Mackay
18. THE QUALITY OF MERCY
19. THE REALLY INVINCIBLE ARMADA
20. "I KNEW YOU WOULD COME" Rev. Ernest M. Stires, D.D.
21. THE SEARCHLIGHTS Alfred Noyes
22. FIGHTING A DEPTH BOMB
23. THE SECOND LINE OF DEFENSE
24. U. S. DESTROYER OSMOND C. INGRAM
25. JOYCE KILMER
26. BLOCKING THE CHANNEL
27. THE FLEET THAT LOST ITS SOUL
28. THE LITTLE OLD ROAD Gertrude Vaughan
29. HARRY LAUDER SINGS Dr. George Adams
30. THE THIRTEENTH REGIMENT
31. WHERE ARE YOU GOING, GREAT-HEART? John Oxenham
32. THIS CAPTURE OF DUN
33. BOMBING METZ Raoul Lufbery
34. THE UNSPEAKABLE TURK
35. THE SECRET SERVICE Roger William Riis
36. AT THE FRONT G. B. Manwaring
37. A CAROL FROM FLANDERS Frederick Niven
38. THE MINER AND THE TIGER
39. THE LOST BATTALION
40. UNITED STATES DAY
41. NOVEMBER 11, 1918
42. IN MEMORIAM Alfred Tennyson
43. THE UNITED STATES AT WAR—IN FRANCE General John J. Pershing
44. THE UNITED STATES AT WAR—AT HOME
45. A CONGRESSIONAL MESSAGE Woodrow Wilson
46. PRESIDENT WILSON IN FRANCE
47. SERGEANT YORK OF TENNESSEE

ILLUSTRATIONS

Edwin Rowland Blashfield's poster, "Carry On," used in the Fourth Liberty Loan . . . . Frontispiece
The standard bearers and color guard leading a column of the Fifth Artillery of the First American Division through Hetzerath, Germany, on their way to the Rhine.
"Lafayette, We Are Here!" The immortal tribute of General John J. Pershing at the grave of the great Frenchman.
The religious and military tribute paid to the first Americans to fall in battle, at Bathelmont, November 4, 1917.
Saint George and the Dragon, painted by V. Carpaccio in 1516, Venice; S.
Giorgio Maggiore. Jeanne d'Arc, rising in her stirrups, holds on high her sword, as if to consecrate it for a war of Right.
Memorial Day, 1918, was celebrated abroad as well as at home.
This memorial to the memory of Edith Cavell was unveiled by Queen Alexandra in Norwich, England, at the opening of the Nurse Cavell Memorial Home.
Somewhere in France these Salvation Army "lassies" are baking pies and "doughnuts for the doughboys."
The U.S. Destroyer Fanning with depth bombs stored in run-ways on the after deck.
One of the camouflaged guns of the German shore batteries which raked with fire the Vindictive, the Daffodil, and the Iris when they grappled with the mole, during the night raid.
The British Cruiser Curacao, Admiral Tyrwhitt's flagship, leading out one column of British cruisers at the surrender of the German navy.
From left to right, Admiral Sir David Beatty, Admiral Rodman, King George, the Prince of Wales, and Admiral Sims on the deck of the U.S. Battleship New York,
The heroic American ace, Raoul Lufbery, wearing his well-earned decorations just after an official presentation.
A two-passenger tractor biplane flying near the seashore.
The official entry of General Allenby into Jerusalem, December 11, 1917.
David Lloyd George. Georges Clemenceau.
Major General Clarence R. Edwards pinning the congressional Medal of Honor on the breast of Lieutenant Colonel Charles W. Whittlesey. Messages from Colonel Whittlesey and Lieutenant McKeogh.
This picture shows the standardized style of building used in every army in the United States.
A 10-inch caliber naval gun on a railroad mount.
A photograph from an airplane at 7900 feet, showing Love Field, Dallas, Texas, and a parachute jumper.
The Red Cross War Fund and Membership poster.
A photograph of the United States Transport George Washington taken from an airplane.
President Wilson driving from the railroad station in Paris with President Poincaré of France.
Sergeant York wearing the French Croix de Guerre and the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Pronouncing Vocabulary (four images).

 

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