Circuits of Victory (Google eBook)

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Doubleday, Page, 1921 - Military telephone - 634 pages
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Page 80 - To such a task we can dedicate our lives and our fortunes, everything that we are and everything that we have, with the pride of those who know that the day has come when America is privileged to spend her blood and her might for the principles that gave her birth and happiness and the peace which she has treasured. God helping her, she can do no other.
Page 26 - Liners will not be sunk by our submarines without warning and without safety of the lives of noncombatants, provided that the liners do not try to escape or offer resistance.
Page 6 - In a similar manner, it is conceivable that cables of telephone wires could be laid underground, or suspended overhead, communicating by branch wires with private dwellings, country houses, shops, manufactories, etc., etc., uniting them through the main cable with a central office where the wire could be connected as desired, establishing direct communication between any two places in the city.
Page 582 - On the 3d advance troops surged forward in pursuit, some by motor trucks, while the artillery pressed along the country roads close behind. The...
Page 67 - ... means of production, and availability of military supplies ; the giving of information to producers and manufacturers as to the class of supplies needed by the military and other services of the Government, the requirements relating thereto, and the creation of relations which will render possible in time of need the immediate concentration and utilization of the resources of the Nation.
Page 48 - A hurry of hoofs in a village street, A shape in the moonlight, a bulk in the dark, And beneath, from the pebbles, in passing a spark Struck out by a steed flying fearless and fleet: That was all! And yet, through the gloom and the light, The fate of a nation was riding that night; And the spark struck out by that steed in his flight Kindled the land into flame with its heat.
Page 479 - August 8th was the black day of the German Army in the history of this war.
Page 65 - The centipede Was happy quite Until the frog For fun said: "Pray Which leg comes after which?" Which wrought him up to such a pitch He lay distracted in a ditch, Considering how to run.
Page 12 - Our next war will be fought for the highest interests of our country and of mankind. This will invest it with importance in the world's history. " World power or downfall !
Page 451 - It was noted as an interesting coincidence that the war came to an end at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the year.* * The treaty of peace was signed at Versailles on Saturday, June 28, 1919.

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