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Deeds of heroism and bravery : the book of heroes and personal daring

Author: Elwyn Alfred Barron; Rupert Hughes
Publisher: New York : Harper & Brothers, ©1920.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Personal narratives
Personal narratives Juvenile literature
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elwyn Alfred Barron; Rupert Hughes
OCLC Number: 2753822
Description: xiii, 402 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction : Bravery / by Rupert Hughes --
The soldier (poem) / by Rupert Brooke --
[pt. 1] FIELD AND TRENCH ORDEALS --
"And a few marines" : eyewitness account of the Belleau Wood action in the Marne Salient beginning June 6th, 1918 --
"Forward, lancers!" : and Captain Grenfell's cavalry troops lived over "the Charge of the Light Brigade" --
An unparalled hero : the Church elder and champion turkey-shooter who killed 25 Germans and captured a machine gun battalion --
The nemesis of flame : a vision of inferno from which even a Dante would have shrunk --
"what hell must be like" --
He jests at scars : a bomb thrower and tank master who "paid his way in Huns" --
Epic of the Foreign Legion : its wonderful story will stand as one of the vital things of the war --
"Doc" of the Fifth : the conversion of the Rev. J. H. Clifford, "Y" worker, into a hero among marines --
Couldn't stop them : thro' Turkish shells and barbed-wire sea they landed at Gallipoli --
One of our boys : a California youth of heroic soul who gave his life to England --
Guthrie of the Kilties : the first Canadian to enlist came back with scars of twenty-two wounds --
Not so unspeakable : a Turk whose sense of humor made the Tommies his friends in Gallipoli --
The medical corps : though the reports are all too few every doctor was a hero --
Some Red Cross weaklings : Captain Bobo and his buddies weren't good enough for the doctors --
"Eh! Mon, 'twas grand!" : A Braw Hieland laddie's impressions of what happened when "we were over the top like a lot of dogs let loose" --
One survived : an episode of the Gallipoli campaign typical of the fighting --
Tank-man talks : he found the little fellows to his taste but didn't care for heavies --
The Garibaldi code : "to be ready ever to fight for the cause they think is right" --
The bald facts : a story of the trenches by one who knew them at their worst --
O'Leary stepped in : and faith, never a Dumas hero, was a marker to this sergeant of the Irish Guards --
When the Yanks went in : the story of the first American soldiers to go it alone in banging the Huns --
Humor and heroism : glimpses of the sunnier side of the men who played with death --
England's Indian warriors : who made up the Indian army; and some V. C. heroes --
A lively introduction : an ambulance man's first twenty-four hours at the Front Well diversified --
"A valiant gentleman" : so comrades named Dick Hall, one of the first of ours to die --
Where denominations end : a Christian priest who was a hero too found they vanished at the front --
"Buckeyes" or "spearheads" : how the Ohio doughboys managed to pick up a new nickname in France --
Corporal Holmes' way : and a right good way to win the V. C. and the hearts of men --
Not dead but fighting : Jim Gardner quit the trolley to do his bit and did it thoroughly --
When the light failed : one soldier tells what it is like to have eyes shot out --
The "cloud of blacks" : terrible effect of a charge of Senegals upon German officer's [sic] sensibilities --
Hubbell bagged 'em : a lone corporal captures 31 of the enemy in a morning frolic --
Was he a coward? : the singular confessions of a Hollander who gave his life for France --
Two heroes of Hill 60 : Oxford graduate and green-grocer's assistant win their spurs in the same crisis --
Colonel Freyberg, V. C. : a New Zealand soldier with the qualities of a Fenimore Cooper hero --
One of the D. S. C. men : an act of heroism and martyrdom that hardly may be matched --
Colored troops reach the Rhine : though they had more than their share of trouble to get to France --
Good old Potts : one of the men the British took to Gallipoli to show their grit --
It was up to Bill : and in spite of regulations and red tape the old sergeant got to France and into the front lines --
The rendezvous : one of America's young poets keep a tryst while fighting for France --
Staying to the end : how a handful of Russian "madmen" held the fort until they were wiped out --
Without the glamour : a lieutenant of the Royal Irish Fusiliers that stormed Ginchy paints war's horrors in vivid language --
Big Adam's hare soup : how the Scotch snipers fortified themselves against a German attack at dawn --
A "blue grass" Canadian : Sergeant McClintock was brave enough to confess war has its scare --
Mistress "Razzle-Dazzle" : a rampageous, self-willed old thing fondly remembered by her non-commander --
The painter-soldier : though exempt by age the love art deepened bade him fight for France. [Pt. 2] WOMEN WHO DARED --
Edith Cavell --
martyr-heroine : the English nurse whose tragic heroism and secret execution made Germany's defeat more certain --
A Picardy heroine : the story of Marcelle Semmer, who held up the advance of a German army corps --
Girls of the "battalion" : Russian women who gave splendid proof that soldierly valor knows no sex --
Her ambulance unit : an English woman's contribution was her fortune and the daily risk of her life --
A true heroine : the type of woman from which fate fashions Jeannes D'Arc --
A heroine of humanity : this young Englishwomen risked death in a hideous form to save the lives of others. [Pt. 3] ADVENTURE IN THE AIR --
One of the great "aces" : Raoul Lufbery, the Connecticut boy who roamed the world to die a hero in France --
The Lafayette Escadrille : an air squadron made famous by American youth before America entered the war --
A "legendary hero" : the place in fame to which the French assign their miracle "ace" --
Worthy citation : a distinguished service on the battle front for which no honors provision has been made --
A challenge duel : the guns of both armies suspend fire as captains Ball and Immelman fight in air --
An American wonder : the brief but greatly achieving career of Lieut. Frank Luke, Jr. --
his mysterious end --
One to twenty-two : the formidable odds against which a young English pilot daringly battled, only to fall 14,000 feet into the sea --
From saddle to cockpit : it was a problem of mud that turned trooper Bishop into an "ace" of the Royal Flying Corps --
Dodging "Jack Death" : a German aviator's perils and escapes on an observation tour --
Warneford's triumph : the brilliant exploit that marked the first "down" of a "Zepp" by airplane --
One minute plus : three attacking Hun machines downed by "Ricky" in about seventy ticks --
"The pictures are good" : that's all that observation pilot Miller cared about when the end came --
Subduing the Turk : when Captain Bott, the British ace, found backshish a cure of captivity --
A daring pursuit : in an ordinary plane aviator Bone chased a German sea-plane over sea --
The Roosevelt boys : four sons of a famous fighter gather their own laurels of war --
Just what he wanted : a restless seeker after excitement, the war filled the bill for Lieutenant Roberts --
"The red battle flier" : Von Richthofen's brilliant career in the air an offset to his failure as a [sic] Uhlan --
Pat O'Brien outwits the Hun : the remarkable story of an American boy in a seventy-two day's ordeal of escape from the Germans --
A track and trackless winner : Eddie Rickenbacker, who won popularity as an auto racer, snatched lasting glory from the void --
The gunboat (poem) / by Dana Burnet. [Pt. 4] SEA AND SUB-SEA STORIES --
Captain Fryatt's murder : a court-martial in which vengeful malice mocked justice and the rules of naval war in the lust of blood --
Jules Verne vindicated : how Capt. Paul Koenig of the Deutschland turned incredible fiction into practical reality --
Weddigen's wonder feat : the dramatic sinking of three British cruisers by U-boat in the early days of the war --
Torpedoed! : a nurse's graphic personal narrative of the wanton destruction of the Sussex --
The valleys of the blue shrouds (poem) / by John Finley --
Rizzo sinks the Wien : an Italian lieutenant braves batteries and mines and harbor wire in novel feat --
Edith Cavell (poem) / by Laurence Binyon --
As of old : an engagement when pistol and cutlass revived memories of notable sea fights of the past --
Death in a submarine : one of a crew that was saved tells of the thrilling moments just before the final plunge --
A notable exploit : two Italian naval officers destroy an Austrian dreadnought in a novel way --
Rescue extraordinary : the impossible done in saving fifty lives from the flooded and sunken submarine K-13 --
I have a rendezvous with death (poem) / by Alan Seeger --
Tricking the Turk : Lieutenant-Commander Holbrook's perilous adventure to surprise and blow up a warship at the Dardanelles --
Canadians (poem) / by W. H. Ogilvie --
First of its kind : eye-witness account of a duel at sea between great steamers built for passenger traffic --
Not to be forgotten : the men who captained the merchant ships are among the heroes of the war --
Christmas in the trenches (poem) / by Dan Burnet. [Pt. 5] ESPIONAGE AND SPIES --
Spying at its worst : the German Secret Service system the scrap basket of official honor --
As to spies in England : a dozen were shot, hundreds were imprisoned, but "cherished spies" were allowed to go free because their work was so bad --
Edith Cavell (poem) / by George Edward Woodberry --
The spy --
mill : it did not wait for winds to swing its arms for German guidance --
Alois the silent : he planned to end the war by slaying its instigator and failing --
died --
Eye of the morning : the popular Dutch dancer who played the role of German spy to her cost --
Better wrecker than spy : scion of a noble Prussian family who failed to deliver the goods --
Delicate scruples : one of Von Papen's dynamiters more conscientious than his chief --
Frustrated diabolism : a ruthless tool of German duplicity fails only because he trusted the wrong man with his secret --
Here's to Constable Ritchings : it is probable that his record is unique in the annals of war since Spartan days --
What Gilles brought in : driving his automobile over a shell-swept road a French lad braved death to deliever the dead. [Pt. 6] AMERICAN AT THE FRONT --
The rock of the Marne : the story of Col. U. G. McAlexander and the heroic 38th Infantry, defenders of the Surmelin valley, the "gateway to Paris" --
America's highest war honor : the 78 soldiers who won the Congressional Medal of Honor for an act of supreme courage.
Responsibility: introduction by Rupert Hughes ; edited by Elwyn A. Barron ; profusely illustrated.

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