Cover image for Armistice Day : an anthology of the best prose and verse on patriotism, the Great War, the Armistice--its history, observance, spirit and significance; Victory, the Unknown Soldier and his brothers, and peace. With fiction, drama, pageantry and programs for Armistice Day observance
Armistice Day : an anthology of the best prose and verse on patriotism, the Great War, the Armistice--its history, observance, spirit and significance; Victory, the Unknown Soldier and his brothers, and peace. With fiction, drama, pageantry and programs for Armistice Day observance
Sanford, A. P. (Anne Putnam)
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Detroit : Omnigraphics, 2000.
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xix, 457 pages ; 23 cm.
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Previously published: New York : Dodd, Mead, and Co., 1940.
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A selection of prose and verse related to the celebration of the end of WWI, useful for creating programs and plays in remembrance of Armistice Day. Contains readings on patriotism, poetry, essays, and speeches, plus short stories, two plays, a pageant, and ideas for public and school programs. Authors represented include Edith Wharton, Thomas Hardy, Woodrow Wilson, and Alfred Tennyson. Originally published in 1927 by Dodd, Mead, and Co. Lacks a subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Table of Contents

Lyman AbbottKatharine Lee BatesCharles W. EliotPercy MacKayeWoodrow WilsonTheda KenyonAgnes RepplierMarguerite WilkinsonWoodrow WilsonJames Russell LowellWoodrow WilsonGrace Hazard ConklingEdgar Lee MastersDana BurnetAlan SeegerBliss CarmanBrent Dow AllinsonRobert Haven SchaufflerBishop BrentGrace Hazard ConklingJohn MasefieldFlorence Earle CoatesAlan SeegerW. N. EwerLeonora SpeyerWilliam Rose BenetKarle Wilson BakerBrent Dow AllinsonBrent Dow AllinsonBrent Dow AllinsonWilliam Rose BenetRobert Haven SchaufflerSiegfried SassoonAngelo PatriNancy Byrd TurnerDavid McKee WrightDorothy CanfieldLucia TrentDana BurnetGregory MasonRobert Haven SchaufflerJohn GalsworthyJewish Welfare BoardHenry Albert PhillipsMary Carolyn DaviesWoodrow WilsonAlma LundmanRobert Haven SchaufflerCurtis WheelerStephane LauzanneWilliam Ellery LeonardGrace Hazard ConklingAustin DobsonJohn Chipman FarrarTheda KenyonHenry Van DykeWilliam Howard TaftMargaret WiddemerEdwin MarkhamLaurence HousmanBruce BartonWilliam Ellery LeonardWilliam Ellery LeonardCharles Buxton GoingE. O. LaughlinRupert BrookeHenry Ward BeecherHarry KempMaxwell Struthers BurtDuncan Campbell ScottSir Philip GibbsSir Walter ScottDuncan Campbell ScottKatherine TynanRupert BrookeIan ColvinJohn McCraeTheodore O'HaraRobert Louis StevensonDuncan Campbell ScottMaxwell Struthers BurtHermann HagedornJames Whitcomb RileyRupert BrookeJohn DrinkwaterEdith WhartonAngelo PatriThomas HardyGeorge WashingtonRupert BrookeAlfred TennysonWoodrow WilsonWoodrow WilsonWoodrow WilsonWoodrow WilsonWoodrow WilsonWoodrow WilsonWoodrow WilsonWoodrow WilsonWoodrow WilsonNancy Byrd TurnerM. A. De Wolfe HoweM. A. De Wolfe HoweJohn Greenleaf WhittierKatharine Lee BatesM. A. De Wolfe HoweSidney S. RobinsCorinne Roosevelt RobinsonHarry Emerson FosdickHarold Trowbridge PulsiferSiegfried SassoonEdward MarshallCorinne Roosevelt RobinsonAlfred TennysonAustin DobsonArthur Davison FickeRalph CheyneyM. A. De Wolfe HoweFlorence Earle CoatesVachel LindsayEdwin MarkhamAnna P. HannumAlfred TennysonO. W. FirkinsSolon K. StewartEdward H. SothernPercival WildeMary Katharine ReelyNora Archibald Smith
Introductionp. ix
I Patriotism
Patriotismp. 3
America the Beautifulp. 4
What Americans Believe Inp. 6
The Trailp. 7
Soldiers of Freedomp. 9
Relinquishingp. 10
What Is Patriotism?p. 11
To My Countryp. 15
Self-Sacrificep. 16
Stanzas on Freedomp. 16
II War
The President's War Messagep. 21
Rheims Cathedralp. 25
Draw the Sword, O Republicp. 26
From President Wilson's War Proclamationp. 28
Marching Songp. 31
America Goes in Singingp. 33
I Have a Rendezvous with Deathp. 36
The Man of the Marnep. 37
Letter by an American Officerp. 39
The Hero of Vimyp. 40
The Look in Their Eyesp. 42
Comrades in a Common Causep. 43
The Nightingales of Flandersp. 45
Paris Againp. 46
At Gallipolip. 48
Captain Guynemerp. 50
From Letters and Diaryp. 52
Five Soulsp. 56
April on the Battlefieldsp. 57
Front Linep. 59
Eagle Youthp. 61
Prayer in the Trenchesp. 62
De Profundisp. 63
V. A. D.p. 64
Christmas 1917p. 65
The Red Countryp. 67
The White Comradep. 70
III The Armistice
Every One Sangp. 77
The Signing of the Armisticep. 77
Armistice Dayp. 80
Armistice Day, 1918-1928p. 82
The Armistice (Full Text as Signed on November 11, 1918)p. 83
Earth Songp. 94
The Day of Gloryp. 96
Armistice Day, 1926p. 104
The Last Shotp. 105
Peace at Morningp. 110
Armistice Dayp. 126
How America Finishedp. 128
The Great Armisticep. 145
"A Green Hill Far Away"p. 150
IV Spirit and Significance of Armistice Day
Suggested Address for Use by Legion Speaker on Armistice Dayp. 159
A Non-Denominational Prayer for Armistice Dayp. 160
When Poppies Bloom Againp. 161
Armistice Dayp. 178
The War Thus Comes to an Endp. 179
Armistice Day: Lest We Forgetp. 184
Two Silencesp. 186
Message of Marshal Ferdinand Foch to The American Legion, November 11, 1921p. 187
Lest We Forgetp. 188
Marshal Foch's Armistice Day Message to America, 1926p. 190
Saecla Ferarump. 198
V Victory
Victory Bellsp. 209
Psalm XLVIp. 210
Clean Handsp. 211
Brest Left Behindp. 212
Stacking the Needlesp. 215
America's Welcome Homep. 216
The Fruits of Victoryp. 218
The New Victoryp. 221
From a Song of Victoryp. 223
VI The Unknown Soldier and His Brothers
A Dead Warriorp. 229
Unknownp. 230
May Nightp. 233
To the Dead Doughboysp. 234
Armisticep. 234
The Unknownp. 237
All This Is Endedp. 238
Our Honored Deadp. 239
The Unknownp. 240
The Landp. 241
To the Canadian Mothersp. 242
The Unknown Soldier Honored by Englandp. 245
Soldier, Restp. 259
The Fallenp. 260
The Old Soldierp. 261
The Deadp. 262
Flanders Poppiesp. 262
In Flanders Fieldsp. 265
The Bivouac of the Deadp. 266
Aes Triplexp. 268
After Battlep. 270
The Young Deadp. 270
Hymn for the Victorious Deadp. 272
A Monument for the Soldiersp. 273
The Soldierp. 275
For Thee They Diedp. 275
Address of major General Fox Connerp. 276
The Young Deadp. 278
The Unknown Soldierp. 279
Before Marching, and Afterp. 281
VII Peace
Peacep. 285
Peacep. 285
I Would that Wars Would Ceasep. 286
Peacep. 287
Peace at Too Great a Pricep. 287
Love Honor Only Better Than Peacep. 288
The Spirit of America Is Peacep. 288
Activities in Peacep. 289
The Basis of Peacep. 289
Friendship Breeds Peacep. 290
Universal Peace Movementp. 290
"Fixed Desire of the Human Heart,"p. 291
League of Nationsp. 292
Vale--Atque Salvep. 293
The Known Soldierp. 294
Disarmamentp. 295
To Peacep. 296
Re-Armamentp. 297
The Path to Peacep. 299
To Italyp. 300
Prayer for the Spiritual Union of Mankindp. 301
Peacep. 302
Aftermathp. 304
The United States of Europe: An Interview with Dr. Nicholas Murray Butlerp. 306
To Peace, With Victoryp. 326
The Thousand Years of Peacep. 327
"When There Is Peace"p. 327
From Nocturne in a Libraryp. 328
Love, Give Me the Feel of To-Morrowp. 330
Pacifistsp. 331
These Ten Years Since We Went to Warp. 332
Quotations for Peace Dayp. 336
Afterp. 337
Sew the Flags Togetherp. 338
The Christ of the Andesp. 340
The Christ of the Andesp. 342
The Universal Peacep. 348
VIII Stories
The Callp. 353
The Contract of Corporal Twingp. 364
The Imagep. 392
IX Plays and a Pageant
The Unseen Hostp. 407
They Just Won't Talkp. 420
The Crowning of Peacep. 434
X Programs for Armistice Day
Program--Arranged by National Americanism Commission, American Legion, Indianapolis, Indianap. 447
Programs--Arranged by Someple and Othersp. 448
Programs--Suggested by Mary E. Hazeltine, Library School of the University of Wisconsinp. 453
Program for the Celebration of Armistice Day--Suggested by The American Legion National Americanism Commissionp. 455