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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

INTRODUCTION

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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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