And this is War

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byCarl Hermon Dudley

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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.1910 Excerpt: ... THE EVENING BEFORE THE BATTLE. They reached the camping ground at the close of the day, hot, dusty and weary from their long-forced march. Tomorrow the battle would be fought, there could be no doubt of that. The enemy's lines were in plain view, and he was not retreating. For days they had anticipated a fight in the immediate future. That future had become the present. As the sun sank below the bleak rim of the distant hills his last rays rested on three hundred thousand men at arms, making ready to grapple in mortal combat when once more he should return to shed his morning beams upon the evil and the good. Three hundred thousand men, three hundred thousand homes. Night. What of the morrow? Worn out by their long march the men seemed indifferent to everything else, indifferent to the morrow, indifferent to eternity. Darkness came on. Campfires gleamed and flickered for miles and miles on either side the valley, a narrow space between. Tomorrow that space would be closed by two writhing monsters, become as one in their deadly embrace. The spectacle the camps presented was beautiful, sublime, appalling. Gradually quiet settled down everywhere--quiet, ominous, creepy, Unnerving. Silence was king. His reign undisputed. The men were beginning to think, to think of the morrow. Tonight in health and strength, tonight a comrade by their sides, tonight full of lusty life, tonight young and the future fair--but tomorrow! Tonight soul and body together, tonight resting in their tent, tomorrow night--where? The clouds which had obscured the sky gradually broke away. The stars came out one by one. The moon rose serene and untroubled. Never were the heavens more peaceful, never the light of moon and stars more soft and silvery. How calm and quiet the heavens above; how...

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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.1910 Excerpt: ... THE EVENING BEFORE THE BATTLE. They reached the camping ground at the close of the day, hot, dusty and weary from their long-for...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217684025

ISBN - 13:9780217684026

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