Lieutenant Freeman was at the front for more than four years, part of the time on land as a freelance correspondent, and for a year and a half as the official writer-up for the British navy. In the latter capacity, the British navy sent him all over the world, and gave him a wonderful opportunity to learn things at first hand. He tells the best story yet written about the sinking of the Emden. He lived on battleships, destroyers, Hush ships, U-boats and mine sweepers, and spent a good deal of time on American destroyers. He has had better opportunities for writing about the British navy than any other man. For example, the Admiralty turned over only a few of the reports about the battle of Jutland to the public, but they gave all the reports to Lieutenant Freeman —an American who lived in Pasadena, California.