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Over the Front in an Aeroplane and Scenes Inside t

Text enclosed by underscores is in italics (_italics_).

[Illustration: [See page 2

"A FEW SECONDS LATER THE TWO GREAT PROPELLERS BEGAN TO FLASH ROUND"]

OVER THE FRONT IN AN AEROPLANE AND SCENES INSIDE THE FRENCH AND FLEMISH TRENCHES

by

RALPH PULITZER

Illustrated

[Illustration]

Harper & Brothers Publishers New York and London

OVER THE FRONT IN AN AEROPLANE ------- Copyright, 1915, by Harper & Brothers Printed in the United States of America

TO MY WIFE

CONTENTS

CHAP. PAGE

I. A FLIGHT TO THE FIRING LINE 1

II. HOW THE FRONT IS VISITED 16

III. IN THE FRENCH TRENCHES 41

IV. A TYPICAL DAY'S TOUR 59

V. A GRENADE-THROWING SCHOOL 88

VI. WITH THE BELGIAN BATTERIES 99

VII. IN THE FLEMISH TRENCHES 120

VIII. LESSONS 140

ILLUSTRATIONS

"A FEW SECONDS LATER THE TWO GREAT PROPELLERS BEGAN TO FLASH ROUND" _Frontispiece_

"BELOW US STRETCHED AN UNBROKEN WHITE OCEAN OF THESE LOWER CLOUDS" _Facing p._ 6

"THERE WERE AUTOS WITH ... RAZOR-EDGED KNIFE-BLADES ATTACHED" " 32

CAPTAIN D'A---- AND THE AUTHOR " 32

"THERE MASS IS STILL HELD EVERY SUNDAY FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE SIXTEEN INHABITANTS WHO STILL PERSISTED IN STAYING IN THE VILLAGE" " 48

THE AUTHOR IN A FRONT TRENCH NEAR RHEIMS " 52

"WE WERE COMPLETELY ABSORBED IN WATCHING THE SOFT LITTLE CLOUDS PLAYFULLY DANCING ALONG AHEAD OF THE LAZILY DRIFTING AEROPLANE" " 68

"AS WE HIKED ALONG AT THE GENERAL'S FAVORITE PACE" " 72


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