My Second Year of the War

My Second Year of the War

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My Second Year of the War

My Second Year of the War

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How America fails to realize the war--Difficulties of realization-- Uncle Sam is sound at heart--In London again--A Chief of Staff who has risen from the ranks--Sir William Robertson takes time to think--At the front--Kitchener's mob the new army--A quiet headquarter--Sir Douglas Haig--His office a clearing house of ideas--His business to deal in blows--"The Spirit that quickeneth."

"I'VE never kept up my interest so long in anything as in this war," said a woman who sat beside me at dinner when I was home from the front in the winter of 1919-16. Since then I have wondered if my reply, "Admirable mental concentration!" was not ironic at the expense of manners and philosophy. In view of the thousands who were dying in battle every day, her remark seemed as heartless as it was superficial and in keeping with the riotous joy of living and prosperity which strikes every returned American with its contrast to Europe's self-denial, emphasized by such details gained by glimpses in . . .

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