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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 27, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 13',
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ONE-LEGGED MEN; LEGLESS MEN; HALF MEN
WAR'S SENSE-DULLING HORRORS
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BY ROBERT MINOR
Famous Cartoonist Who Went to
the War Zone for The Day Book
I don't want to tell just where it
happened; it was somewhere in
France. Rules were broken to let me'
in, and friendship got me the loan,
of a stretcher-bearerte uniform so.
it won't do to tell where it was and
get someone into trouble.
A' call came for ambulances.' There
hadjlreen., fighting no oneknewl
where, and a long, unlighted train
was creaking its way out toward us,
heavy with the dying and some dead.
There was not enough stretcher
bearers. The officer in charge of the Red
Cross station was madly searching
for anything in uniform to do a grew
some night's work of unloading the
train and conducting the 'little Ford
ambulances to medical civilization.
It was my chance, but a slim one,
as the authorities are very particular
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