CONTENTS
CHAPTER I.
1
Origin of the Purpose of the Trip.
 
CHAPTER II.
13
Crossing the Atlantic.
 
CHAPTER III.
27
Bordeaux and Paris.
 
CHAPTER IV.
39
Meeting England's Premier.
 
CHAPTER V.
61
The Birthplace of Lafayette.
 
CHAPTER VI.
71
A Great Munitions Plant.
 
CHAPTER VII.
83
Art and Architecture of Arles.
 
CHAPTER VIII.
93
Along the Mediterranean.
 
CHAPTER IX.
103
Towns in Southern France.
 
CHAPTER X.
113
The Creusot Gun Works.
 
CHAPTER XI.
121
Approaching the Front.
 
CHAPTER XII.
129
Within Sound of the Guns.
 
CHAPTER XIII.
139
The Story of Gerbeviller.
 
CHAPTER XIV.
151
On the Main Front.
 
CHAPTER XV.
159
Reims and the Trenches.
 
CHAPTER XVI.
173
Back to Paris.
 
CHAPTER XVII.
181
On the Way Home - England.
 
CHAPTER XVIII.
193
On the Broad Atlantic.
 
CHAPTER XIX.
197
The French Steel Industry in War Time.
 
CHAPTER XX.
217
Where War Has Raged.
 
CHAPTER XXI.
225
General Joffre.
 
CHAPTER XXII.
233
The Work of Reconstruction.
 
CHAPTER XXIII.
239
French Business Organizations.
 
CHAPTER XXIV.
243
The Carrel Method of Treating Wounds.
 
CHAPTER XXV.
257
A City in an Army's Path.
 
CHAPTER XXVI.
269
Some impressions of France and the French.
 
ILLUSTRATIONS
Typical French Soldier in Uniform.
Frontispiece
Photograph of Commissioners, Taken on Train Leaving Paris for Limoges.
5
The Author's Passport.
11
Autograph Signatures of the Commission.
25
Grand Theatre, Bordeaux. Closed Until the War Ends.
29
Miniature French Flag Carried by the Author Through France. The Waving of This Flag by an American Aroused Much Enthusiasm.
Insert, 34-35
Lloyd George, Who Says "England is Fighting a Battle for Civilization".
41
Miss Winifred Holt, "Keeper of the Light House of France".
43
Ancient Bridge at Limoges - Built by the Romans Two Thousand Years Ago and Still in Use.
49
Tapestry Workers at Aubusson.
55
Lafayette's Deathbed, With Commission's Flag and Flowers.
63
Monastery of St. Michael, at le Puy.
67
Silk Tapestry Menu Used at Dinner to the Commission at St. Etienne.
69
Col. Rimailho With 155-mm. Gun (upper) and Famous 75-mm. Gun (lower) Perfected by Him.
73
Women Employed in Munitions Factories.
81
Arlesiennes - Types of Southern France.
85
Old Roman Arena at Arles - Still Used for Bull Fights and Other Amusements.
91
Shore of the Mediterranean Near Marseilles. In the distance Chateau D'If, Made Famous by Dumas.
97
Types From the French Provinces.
105
Monastery of Chartreuse.
109
New 520-mm. Gun, Carrying Projectile Seven Feet in Length and Weighing 3,100 lbs., Seen at Creusot Works.
115
German Prisoners Passing Through the Village of St. Etienne.
123
The Lion of Belfort.
Insert, 130-131
Battlefield of La Chipotte, Showing Monument and Markers on Graves.
137
Ruins of Gerbeviller.
141
Sister Julie.
145
Cathedral at Nancy.
153
German Trenches Captured by the French.
157
The Reims Cathedral Before its Destruction.
Insert, 160-161
Ruins at Reims. Upper and Lower Plates - The Cathedral. Middle Plate - The Archbishop's Palace.
163
Key of Archbishop's Palace at Reims and Bone From Twelfth Century Tombs Opened by German Shells.
167
Trenches Visited by the Commission.
169
King Albert's Address to the Belgians.
Insert, 174-175
Photograph of King Albert of Belgium, with the Royal Autograph.
Insert, 176-177
French Marines Operating 75-mm. Gun on Shipboard.
185
Nancy - Place Stanislas.
191
Ruins of Village - St. Die.
219
The Prefecture at Reims After Bombardment.
223
Portrait in Tapestry - General Joffre.
Insert, 226-227
Ruins at Nancy.
235
Trenches Occupied by French Soldiers.
237
Proclamation Posted in Reims Just Before the French Fell Back to the Marne.
245
Arrival of Wounded Soldiers at Chalons, on the Marne.
251
Proclamation by the Mayor of Reims, Issued on the day the Germans Entered that City, September 4, 1914.
253
First Order From the Invaders.
259
Second German Proclamation.
263
Citizens Warned of Danger.
265
Citizens Warned that Hostages May be Hanged.
267
Postal-card Painted by Artist Soldier in French Trenches
Insert, 270-271