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By J.G. Butler, member of The American Industrial Commission to France.

‘In the Autumn and Winter of 1915, a body of distinguished and representative Frenchmen visited the United States, their object being to make an investigation of conditions here, having in mind the great need of France in war munitions, the steel in ingot and bar form very much needed for the manufacture of war materials, and the numerous other commodities necessary for prosecution of the war, which had been in progress more than a year.’

CHAPTER I: Origin of the Purpose of the Trip.
CHAPTER II: Crossing the Atlantic.
CHAPTER III: Bordeaux and Paris.
CHAPTER IV: Meeting England’s Premier.
CHAPTER V: The Birthplace of Lafayette.
CHAPTER VI: A Great Munitions Plant.
CHAPTER VII: Art and Architecture of Aries.
CHAPTER VIII: Along the Mediterranean.
CHAPTER IX: Towns in Southern France.
CHAPTER X: The Creusot Gun Works.
CHAPTER XI: Approaching the Front.
CHAPTER XII: Within Sound of the Guns.
CHAPTER XIII: The Story of Gerbeviller.
CHAPTER XIV: On the Main Front.
CHAPTER XV: Reims and the Trenches.
CHAPTER XVI: Back to Paris.
CHAPTER XVII: On the Way Home—England.
CHAPTER XVIII: On the Broad Atlantic.
CHAPTER XIX: The French Steel Industry in War Time.
CHAPTER XX: Where War Has Raged.
CHAPTER XXI: General Joffre.
CHAPTER XXII: The Work of Reconstruction.
CHAPTER XXIII: French Business Organizations.
CHAPTER XXIV: The Carrel Method of Treating Wounds.
CHAPTER XXV: A City in an Army’s Path.
CHAPTER XXVI: Some impressions of France and the French.

Cleveland, OH.: The Penton Press, 1917.

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About Richard Marshall

Richard Marshall is studying for a doctorate in the literature of ancient Rome at Wadham College, Oxford, and is a tutor for Ancient History at St Benet’s Hall. In addition to Classics, he has a long-standing interest in the tactics and material culture of the British Army, especially of the period spanned by the Cardwell Reforms and First World War. He has a large collection of original uniform and equipment items used for teaching and research purposes, and is currently exploring the evolution of British military clothing and accoutrements in response to changes in fashion and warfare for eventual publication. He previously worked as a cataloguer for the Oxford University Great War Archive.
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