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NOW DREAMERS WOULD
BEAT TNE GERMANS
British Amateur Inventors Propose
Many Visionary - Schemes,..
MOUNT CANNON ON CLOUDS
Another 'roposps to i'etrify German
Soldiers by Squirting Cement
London, July 20.-Correspondence
of the Associated 'ress)-If the
dreams of numerous British amateur
inventors who have been besieging the
ministiy of munitions could be real
'zed, the war- would have been over
long since and little would be left of
the German army. Recent proposals
include the following.
Freeze the clouds and mount artil
Train cormorants to fly to Essen to
pick the mortar front Krupp's walls
so that they \vill crumble.
Trail from balloons monster mag
nets that would snatch rifles from
the hands of the German soldiers.
Perch men on shells to steer them.
A suggestion often submitted is to
attach a searchlight to an anti-air
craft gun, project the light on a
gotha, and shoot along the beam. Un
fortunately shells will not' follow a
path of light.
Other schemes for dealing with hos
tile aircraft are to suspend heavy
guns from captive balloons; to arm
defense airplanes with scythes; to
provide heat rays for setting Zeppe
tins on fire, and to cover the moon
with a big black balloon. To prevent
polished rails shining at night and
acting as a guide to enemy aircraft,
the last coach of the last train is to
drop blacking on them.
A shell containing gravel is to lay
a pathway ove r mud, and another,
containing an irritant powder or a
sticky substance is to hamper machine
The "relay shell" is a favorite pro
posal, the plan being for a shel at
the height of its flight to expel a
smaller inner shell. As a shell does
not point directly along its trajectory,
it would be impossible to secure ac
curacy of aim for the second shell.
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Among the more miscellaneous pro
To petrify German soldiers by
squirting cement over them.
To throw snakes by pneumatic pro
pulsion into the enemy trenches.
To penetrate and attack Germany
itself via a "tube" buil, "all the way"
It is said that about one sugges
tion in ten that reach the ministry
of nmunitions is novel and possible.
The air ministry anounces that its
air inventions committee, formed
about nine moths ago, has examined
more than 5,000 inventions and sug
SEES THRILIANG AIR BATTLE
Witht he Americans on the Vesle,
Aug. 18.-The troops on this front
near Fismes saw a spectacular air
battle among the clouds this morning
while waiting for the cooks to dish up
their "chow." The fight began t.t i
o'clock, when a American planes,
flying down to the line on a patrol,
were attacked 'by eight Germans just
south of our lines.
The sky at this time was filled with
peculiar cloud formations. Small
patches of the White flcce were
nierced now and then by the sun.
From behind several of these patches
the Germans appeared, three of them
attacking simultdneously our patrol
leader, who immediately slid; off more
than a thousand feet, getting out ot
danger, and then climbing upward, at
tacked the enemy.
Meanwhile, the f.,:ant was continu
ing between other Americans and Ger
mans, who were racing in and out
behind the tiny clouds in a wild game
of hide and esek. The rattle of the
machine guns was comting faintly to
our ears, nearly a mile below. Three
Germans finally cornered one of ours
and began driving him down, when he
suddenly turned upward through the
center of the &attackers, riding
straight through a cloud, and present
ly rejoined his comrades. Suddenly,
amid the circling, we saw two planes
crash together, apparently hanging
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suspended in the air for two .or three
seconds and then fall apart, plunging 4
earthward. It was easy to observe as
the.y started to fall that the wings on
one side of one plane had been com
pletely clipped off. Both fell in a
wood southeast of Fismes.
We learned later that both were
Americans. The other Americans
withdrew and our anti-aircraft; bat
teries turned a heavy fire on the Ger
mans. A report came later from the
front line that one German was hit
and auparently brought down out of
control near Fismes.
Total of the Week Ending Aug. 18th,
W:ishinmton, Aug. 18.--Casualties
in the United States overseas forces I
announced by the war office and Navy
Department during the week ending
:oday, numbered 1,355 compared with
1,916 for the previous week. Total
asualties announced to date number
31,467, including 376 in today's army
ist. The total army casualties num
er 18,707, the marine corps list 2,760. W
Total deaths including killed in ac
ion, deaths from wounds, disease, ac
cident and other causes since the
United States forces landed in France
lumber 8,133 including 291 soldiers
lost at sea. Of that number 7,2961
were of the army and 837 of the mn
The wounded to date numbers 11,
15 of which 9,785 are of the -my
and 1,830 of the marine corns.
Men missing in action arcd prison
crs in the hands of the enemy num
ber 1,719, of which 1,626 are of th
army and 93 of the na:ne corps. .
The summary of the army casualty
lists to (late, including today's fol
Killed in action, 3.689.
Died of wounds. 1.189.
Died of dlisease, 1,556.
Died of accident and other causes
Womnded in action, 9,785.
Missing in action (Including pris
Total, to (late 18,707.
The sum mary of the maine iwcorps
Miss'~ing. in net ion, 88.
In hands I' of enemv 5
lotali to diate 2,76'1.
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