The White Road to Verdun

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Author: Kathleen Burke
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 17,621 / 56 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.1
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 538
Added to site: 2005.10.26
mnybks.net#: 11645
Genres: War, Biography, History
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n made to rebuild the ruined houses. Were I one of the villagers, I would prefer to raze to the ground all that remained of the desecrated homesteads and build afresh new dwellings; happy in the knowledge that with the victory of the Allies would start a period of absolute security, prosperity, and peace.

It was on the same day that we had the privilege of beholding some of the 400-cm. guns of France, all prepared and ready to travel at a minute's notice along the railway lines to the section where they might be needed. Some idea of their size may be obtained from the fact that there were ten axles to the base on which they travel. They were all disguised by the system of camouflage employed by the French Army, and at a very short distance they blend with the landscape and become almost invisible. Each gun bears a different name, "Alsace," "Lorraine," etc., and with that strange irony and cynical wit of the French trooper, at the request of the men of one battery, one huge gun has been christened

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