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The White Road to Verdun
by Kathleen Burke
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1916. Contents: The True Philosophers; The Bridge at Meaux; Recruiting Rat-Catchers; A Gun Carriage an Altar; Life Behind the Lines; Devotion to Animals; Hunting for Generals; An Instance of Quick Wit; At the Headquarters of General Petain; A Meeting with Forain; Value of Women's Work; The Movies Under Fire; A Subterranean City; Poilu and Tommy; Abbreviated French; The Brown and Black Sons of France; At General Nivelle's Headquarters; Rheims; At the Headquarters of the Generalissimo; and To the Glory of the Women of France.
I doubt whether General Petain realises the respect in which he is held in all the civilised countries of the world. Probably he does not yet understand that people would come thousands of miles to have five minutes' audience with him, for he enquired if we were in any hurry to continue our journey, and added with charming simplicity--"Because if not, and you do not mind waiting an hour, I shall be glad if you will lunch with me."
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