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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
BOOK XXX-THE GREAT WAR (Continued).
CHAPTER CLXXXV- THE KAISER'S BATTLES.
Vast German Preparations.-The German Plan.-The Place selected.-The Attack begins.-British driven
Back.-Super-Guns bombard Paris.-A Critical Situation.-French Refugees.-Foch becomes Commander
in Chief.-His Genius.-Pershing's Offer.-America to
the Rescue.-The New Drive in Flanders.-Haig's
Stirring Appeal.-The British and French save the
World.-Glorious Naval Exploits.-New German Victories.-Americans take Cantigny. Americans hold
the Line at Chateau-Thierry.-Bouresches, Belleau
Woods, and Vaux.-Allied Rejoicings over American
Fighting Qualities.-Allied Strength passes that of the
Germans.-French beat Back German Drive in Region
of Compiegne.-A Hero out of Plutarch.-Results of
German Offensives.-Submarine Warfare begins to fail.
-Submarines off the American Coast.-Italians beat
Back an Austrian Offensive.-Desperate Situation of
the Central Powers.-Preparations for a New German
Offensive.-Allies learn of the Plan and prepare to defeat it.-Lieutenant Balestier's Great Exploit.-Death
of Quentin Roosevelt.-His Father's Eloquent Tribute.
-The German Assault.-Allies stand Firm.-Glorious
Work of the Americans South of the Marne.-Allied
Preparations.-Foch's Hour strikes. . . . 3819-3857
CHAPTER CLXXXVI.-THE BATTLES OF LIBERATION.
Foch plans a Counter Blow.-The Plan.-The Attack.
-A Great Victory.-Results of the Offensive.-Allied
Rejoicings.-Allied Conference.-Haig's Heavy Blow.
-German Explanations.-Superiority of Foch's System.-New Victories.-Americans erase the St. Mihiel
Salient.-Results.-Foch plans to assail the Hindenburg Line.-Allenby's Great Victory in Palestine.
Bulgaria beaten.-She withdraws from the War.-Servia reconquered.-Moral and Material Results.-Austria-Hungary asks for Peace Conference.-King
Albert's Victories in Flanders.-Battles in the Region
of Cambrai.-American Drive down the Meuse Valley.
-First Day's Battle.-Results.-The "Lost Battalion."-General Results of the Assault on the Hindenburg Line.-Lille evacuated.-The Kaiser's Frantic
Appeals.-Change in Currents of Teutonic Thought.-New German Government.-Prince Maximilian's Peace
Appeal.-Wilson's Fourteen Points.-Exchange of Notes.
-Italians overwhelm the Austrians.-Austria withdraws from the War.-Abdication of Emperor Charles.
-Conditions in the Dual Monarchy.-Turkey signs
an Armistice.-Continued Negotiations with Germany.
-New Allied Victories.-Americans push Doggedly
Forward.-Argonne Forest won.-Exploit of Corporal
York.-A Bitter Contest.-Americans reach Sedan.-Results of their Drive.-Foch plans an Offensive into
Lorraine.-Hindenburg asks his Government to make
an Armistice.-Revolt of the German Navy.-Signing
the Armistice.-Kaiser Wilhelm decides to renounce the
Throne.-Terms of the Armistice.-Armistice Day.-The Kaiser and Crown Prince in Holland.-Kaiser's
Formal Abdication.-Crown Prince's Explanations.-Surrender of the German Fleet. Allies march to the
Rhine-Return of the German Soldiers. . 3858-3929
CHAPTER CLXXXVII.-SIDELIGHTS ON THE GREAT WAR.
A Conflict that dwarfed all Past Human Efforts.-Numbers engaged.-Losses. Respective Shares of the
Allied Nations.-Causes of the Collapse of the Central
Powers.-The Great Generals.-The Naval Leaders.-Results of Aerial Bombing.-The British Independent
Air Force.-Exploits of Bishop.-American Aerial Warfare.-Death of Lufbery.-Eddie Rickenbacker.
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