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a T "''ye v. - -f vV,jJ js"' -"V- ' T r w f W I ll ' jSj tfS.2 1 B" Wa-TffiMFm)YTfw., ."iMTrrhH, riWSmWMw-Tr f,l!TffVfy u---.-.-? -t--: The France That Out from two thousand years. of tempestuous his; teiyj from the tumult of countless wars,--invasions, conquests, revolutions; from the confusion and weakness of a Feudal System, with its thousands of petty domains and contentious nobles; from the splendors of Charlemagne, the glories of Jean of Arc, Leuis XIV, and Napoleons from the deluge of Revolution, when "The Marseillaise burst from the Ihreats of men who had been yoked with oxen in the fields; from the disaster of I870 which cradled the new Republic; and, new, out of the ashes of the Greatest War in which two millions of her sons anointed her soil with their ardent bleed, FRANCE the France of Te-day With soul unquenched, stands forth, erect, for all the world te knew. There fore we ask What Dees France Mean te the World Te-day? Fifty Years of the French Republic What has happened since the disaster of Sedan? Hew did theJThird French Republic rise from chaos? Hew was the huge indemnity te the Germans paid? What marvelous transformations have been wrought in fifty years? What does England think of the position of France in Europe? Hew many invasions has France suffered from Germany? France's Far-Flung Colonial Demain By what romantic incident did the American Commo Comme dore, Decatur, lay the foundations for the French Colonial domain? Hew does France's African empire compare with that of Britain? Hew does France share in the problems of the Pacific? What French possessions are there en the coast of British India? France's Devastated Areas Yesterday and Te-day Hew many provinces of France were laid waste by the Germans? Hew many thousands of towns and villages were destroyed? What de trie stupendous statistics of ruin mean tbTrance? What progress has been made in. reconstruction? Hew are Americans helping?. Intimate Glimpses of French life Is our idea of gay French life in keeping with the facts? Hew does French life compare with American life? What is the French home like? Thijf article contains wonderfully Intimate pictures of family life; of the plays, the cabarets, etc. Paris As the World's Arbiter of Fashion Why does -.everybody fellow French fashions? Hew are art and psychology employed in making and selling' beautiful gowns? Ties That Bind France and the United States Why did France present the "Statue of Liberty" te the JJnited States? What' is -the story of France's help in the American Revolution? Hew was nearly one-third of the territory of the U. S. acquired from France? What great monument has the French Government erected te America en the coast of France? What has the United States done for France? IS FRANCE a country stricken, mutilated, lying helpless and in ruins? OR is she "strong, self-reliant, and valorous, once again the foremost and most power ful State en the European Continent"? IS FRANCE a nation "rising from the ashes of humiliation, defiant' and bent upon the punishment of her fee? OR a nation girding her strength only for reconstruction and self-defense, saying of the march of the invader upon her soil, "It must net be again9? IS FRANCE a "somewhat effete country, which has outlived its vivid youth" able, perhaps, "te produce novelists, dramatists, artists, and adorable millinery an agreeable resort for the pleasure-seeking tourist"? OR a leader "in the vanward of Western civi lization," strong in "the illuminating intel ligence, the undaunted courage, the tireless industry of her people "a nation with high ideals and unselfish purposes for the New Era of the World? The SPECIAL "FRANCE NUMBER" of THE LITERARY DIGEST Penetrates the "mystery" and gives te Americans a com plete and comprehensive picture of France as it is' to day. All the questions en" this page and many mere, are answered in this special number. The Literary Digest has gathered its wealth et facts from French, British, and American sources, without partiality. The France of History Through Twe Thousand Years What did Julius Caesar have te de with the founding of France? Hew many forms of government has France survived? - When was France at the peak of its power in Europe? When did an English -King rule nearly half of France? What did Jean of Arc accomplish for France? Was Napeleon the greatest Emperor of France, in the extent of his realm? What new struggle is taking place in the body politic of France? The French Army and Navy As They Are Te day Hew does the present French military man-power com pare with her losses in the World War? In the event of a crisis hew seen could the French army take the field? What are the comparative sizes of the French army and navy with these of ether nations? What is the general direction of French naval aims? Why does France want mere submarines? Explaining the Cemplexifies of French Politics What is back of the sudden changes in Government? Hew does the French Constitution' differ from ours? Hew much is the French Parliament like our Congress? What can the President of France de? What are the powers of Senators and Deputies, and hew are the members of both houses chosen? What are the duties of Ministers of the Cabinet? Men Who Are Making Modern France Who are the great men produced by recent crises? What was the controlling War -policy of "The Tiger"? Hew has Millerand's ambition been satisfied? Wha,LFrench statesman is "a composite likeness of Theodere Roosevelt and Elihu Reet"? Of what French leader is it said that "no one could be as wicked as .... leeks"? The French Instinct for Art and Music Whhf Sc ? Frenc,h "W8 of art' d what has tin. becn the fundamental principle of their work? What docs the world ewe te France as a leader of musical progress? A Wonderful Deuble-Page Map, in Celers, of French Possessie which practically girdle the earth, showing that the sun never sets en French soil. The extent ns -? I al BUY IT TO-DAY FEBRUARY lira ISSUE 'Tl m Mark of Distinction te Be a Htmdtr of The Literary 01 t iheliterdryDtest FUNK gWACNALLS COMPANY (PbU. rf d,. F.m.u. NEW SuW Dide) NEWEST ONLY JO CENTS Fer a L I Single. Dim I at tha 1 i News. Stands VE aeh Waak m w i " wt ""1 va A1. .jfthflfa; :, ., MiMm,MM ,.j,&mqm& .... lYjdmm mmm . t . . . t'Cffi,77