A War Zone Gadabout; Being The Authentic Account Of Four Trips To The Fighting Nations During 1914…

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byWalter Austin

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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.1917 Excerpt: ... FLIGHT THE SECOND October 3-31, 1915 CHAPTER TEN Passport Regulations Stiffen--London Set of Jaw, Forbidding--Zeppelin Raid of October 13th--Bombs Narrowly Miss Me--Great Devastation--An "R.A.M.C." Craves a "Bracer." HAVING exhausted all my war stories, during the winter of 1914 and 1915, in informal talks, by the time summer rolled round I found my war fever rising with the thermometer. By August I was again in the throes of " War-zonitis." My friends and relatives spent weeks trying to cure me; they applied all the well known remedies, including gloomy prophecies of arrest, imprisonment, or death, destruction by land, by sea and by sky, in case I should again venture to invade belligerent lands. Such remedies, however, proved vain and I began to make serious preparations, the latter part of September, for my second war trip. On going to the District Court in Boston to apply for my passport, I received my first proof that conditions in the fighting lands were stricter than on my previous visit; I was told that this year my photograph must be attached to the document, and I was directed to the official photographer, located somewhere in the West End. I remember that it was a very hot day, that I looked bedraggled with the heat, and that I wore a cheap necktie. The combination was unfortunate, for when the print was handed to me and I showed it to one of my friends, he said: "Great Scott, man, it looks exactly like one of those pictures you see posted in the railway stations out in the wild and woolly West, just beneath the headline, ' $1,000 Reward for This Horse Thief, Dead or Alive.'" It is not a picture I have ever been proud of. Other requirements had been added since my first trip. One of these necessitated telling the purpose of my visit, another nami...

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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.1917 Excerpt: ... FLIGHT THE SECOND October 3-31, 1915 CHAPTER TEN Passport Regulations Stiffen--London Set of Jaw, Forbidding--Zeppelin Raid of O...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217158102

ISBN - 13:9780217158107

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