World Outlook Volume 5

World Outlook Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: is provided by the Owen Bill now before Congress. This bill authorizes the establishment of a great Foreign Finance Corporation to supply Europe with credit for raw materials. The money is to be raised by the sale of bonds in the United States. One-fourth of these bonds are to be held by the government, one-fourth by the banks, and one-half by the people of America. That is where you and I come in. By buying these bonds we can help Europe and at the same time find a safe investment to take the place of our paid-up Liberty Bonds. Through Chateau Thierry and up valley of Marne. Houses in heaps. Rebuilding already. Sheet iron for roofs. Ladders. Boy with nails. Father hammering. Beautiful villages across Marne. Medieval. Gray forts, red-roofed houses. Reflections in river. Hills behind with patchwork fields. Apparently peaceful and happy. "Reconstitution Bureau" at Dormans--good sign. France no quitter. Armored locomotives, rusting shells. Destroyed bridge. Across river at Verneuil. Villages that looked peaceful and beautiful at distance across river--terrible. Deserted. Not a dog. Uncanny stillness when motor stalled. Only sound shutter hanging on one hinge, banging. Whole sides of houses blown off--crosssections of rooms exposed. In upstairs bedroom, probably nursery, a baby's crib, tied into knot by explosion. Child's shoes. Fragments of furniture. Ground into mud of road--little girl's blue hat with bright red roses. Boche helmets. Farm machines--mass of twisted iron. Great barracks near Romigny. Snakelike trenches across fields. Barb-wire entanglements--at distance look like vineyards--near by, less pleasant. Rags of uniforms on barbs. Chambrecy--desolate--moated around byshell holes full of water. Bogs. Trenches under water....
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  • Paperback | 286 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 513g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123654658X
  • 9781236546586