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Fields of Victory

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Author: Mrs Humphry Ward (Mary Augusta Ward)
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 57,509 / 174 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.5
LoC Category: U
Downloads: 451
Added to site: 2004.11.16
mnybks.net#: 9439
Genres: Non-fiction, War
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ich the Frenchman loves with an understanding tenacity, such as perhaps inspires no other countryman in the world. In Artois and Picardy our own British graves lie thickly scattered over the murdered earth; and those of America's young and heroic dead, in the battle-fields of Soissons, the Marne, and the Argonne, have given it, this last year, a new consecration. But here in England our land is fruitful and productive, owing to the pressure of the submarine campaign, as it never was before; British farming and the American fields have cause to bless rather than to curse the war. Only in France has the tormented and poisoned earth itself been blasted by the war, and only in France, even where there are no trenches, have whole countrysides gone out of cultivation, so that in the course of a long motor drive, the sight of a solitary plough at work, or merely a strip of newly ploughed land amid the rank and endless waste, makes one's heart leap.

No!--France is quite right. Her suffering, her restoration, h

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