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With the Allies

Richard Harding Davis

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A short story told during WWI, by Richard Harding Davis, who was a journalist and war correspondence.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .To the fact that they were lying on their field-glasses, holsters, swords, and water- bottles they appeared indifferent. At the rate the column moved it would have covered thirty miles each day. It was these forced marches that later brought Von Kluck's army to the right wing of the Allies before the army of the crown prince was prepared to attack, and which at Sezanne led to his repulse and to the failure of his advance upon Paris.

While we were pushing forward we passed a wrecked British air-ship, around which were gathered a group of staff-officers. My papers were given to one of them, but our column did not halt and I was not allowed to speak. A few minutes later they passed in their automobiles on their way to the front; and my papers went with them. Already I was miles beyond the environs, and with each step away from Brussels my pass was becoming less of a safeguard than a menace. For it showed what restrictions General Jarotsky had placed o. . . Read More

Community Reviews

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I picked up this book at a used book sale many years ago as part of an original edition set of American newspaper accounts of WWI - all published before mid-1917 and presumably intended to promote American's entry into the war. The real jewel in the set is the volume on the eas

Were the conflict in Europe a fair fight, the duty of every American would be to keep on the side-lines and preserve an open mind.But it
is not a fair fight. To devastate a country you have sworn to protect, to drop bombs upon unfortified cities, to lay sunken mines, to levy
blackmail by threatening h

interesting stories, great insights into the life of a war correspondent, the stupidity of the military, and more. I'm glad I read this, no history book would have given me these insights.