Winning a Cause - World War Stories

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The Project Gutenberg eBook, Winning a Cause, by John Gilbert Thompson and Inez Bigwood This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: Winning a Cause World War Stories Author: John Gilbert Thompson and Inez Bigwood Release Date: November 23, 2006 [eBook #19906] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 ***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK WINNING A CAUSE*** E-text prepared by Al Haines In Flanders Now (An Answer to Lt.-Col. McCrae) We have kept faith, ye Flanders' dead, Sleep well beneath those poppies red, That mark your place. The torch your dying hands did throw We 've held it high before the foe, And answered bitter blow for blow, In Flanders' fields. And where your heroes' blood was spilled The guns are now forever stilled And silent grown. There is no moaning of the slain, There is no cry of tortured pain, And blood will never flow again In Flanders' fields. Forever holy in our sight Shall be those crosses gleaming white, That guard your sleep. Rest you in peace, the task is done, The fight you left us we have won, And "Peace on Earth" has just begun In Flanders now. EDNA JACQUES in the Calgary Herald [Frontispiece: Edwin Rowland Blashfield's poster, "Carry On," used in the Fourth Liberty Loan. This striking lithograph in the movement of its design expresses the compelling force of the American spirit as it entered the World War. The original oil painting has been purchased by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Y City.] ork WINNING A CAUSE WORLD WAR STORIES BY JOHN GILBERT THOMPSON PRINCIPAL OF THE STATE NORMAL SCHOOL FITCHBURG, MASS. AND INEZ BIGWOOD INSTRUCTOR IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE STATE NORMAL SCHOOL FITCHBURG, MASS. AUTHORS OF LEST WE FORGET SILVER, BURDETT AND COMPANY BOSTON —— NEW YORK —— CHICAGO 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. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. WHY THE UNITED STATES ENTERED THE WAR AMERICA COMES IN PERSHING AT THE TOMB OF LAFAYETTE AMERICA ENTERS THE WAR THE FIRST TO FALL IN BATTLE FOUR SOLDIERS WHERE THE FOUR WINDS MEET THE SOLDIERS WHO GO TO SEA WHEN THE TIDE TURNED Klaxton Amelia Josephine Burr David Lloyd George Geoffrey Dalrymple Nash Otto H. Kahn 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. A BOY OF PERUGIA REDEEMED ITALY SONG OF THE AVIATOR NATIONS BORN AND REBORN "TO VILLINGEN—AND BACK" ALSACE-LORRAINE THE CALL TO ARMS IN OUR STREET THE KAISER'S CROWN THE QUALITY OF MERCY THE REALLY INVINCIBLE ARMADA "I KNEW YOU WOULD COME" THE SEARCHLIGHTS FIGHTING A DEPTH BOMB THE SECOND LINE OF DEFENSE U. S. DESTROYER OSMOND C. INGRAM JOYCE KILMER BLOCKING THE CHANNEL THE FLEET THAT LOST ITS SOUL THE LITTLE OLD ROAD HARRY LAUDER SINGS THE THIRTEENTH REGIMENT WHERE ARE YOU GOING, GREAT-HEART? THIS CAPTURE OF DUN BOMBING METZ THE UNSPEAKABLE TURK THE SECRET SERVICE AT THE FRONT A CAROL FROM FLANDERS THE MINER AND THE TIGER THE LOST BATTALION UNITED STATES DAY NOVEMBER 11, 1918 IN MEMORIAM THE UNITED STATES AT WAR—IN FRANCE THE UNITED STATES AT WAR—AT HOME A CONGRESSIONAL MESSAGE PRESIDENT WILSON IN FRANCE SERGEANT YORK OF TENNESSEE Ella Wheeler Wilcox W. M. Letts Charles Mackay Rev. Ernest M. Stires, D.D. Alfred Noyes Gertrude Vaughan Dr. George Adams John Oxenham Raoul Lufbery Roger William Riis G. B. Manwaring Frederick Niven Alfred Tennyson General John J. Pershing Woodrow Wilson 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,