G. H. Q. (Montreuil-Sur-Mer) by "G.S.O."
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G. H. Q. (Montreuil-Sur-Mer) by "G.S.O."
By Frank Fox
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Table of Contents
  • G. H. Q. (MONTREUIL-SUR-MER).
  • CONTENTS.
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
  • FOREWORD.
  • CHAPTER I.
    • BEFORE G.H.Q. WENT TO MONTREUIL.
      • The first stages of the War—"Trench War," a good German invention—The Battle of Eyes—Waiting for the Big Push—The Loos disappointment—Moving G.H.Q. to Montreuil.
    • The first stages of the War—"Trench War," a good German invention—The Battle of Eyes—Waiting for the Big Push—The Loos disappointment—Moving G.H.Q. to Montreuil.
  • CHAPTER II.
    • MONTREUIL AND THE MONTREUILLOIS.
      • How the Montreuillois once learned to hate the English—Early history of the famous town—Its link with the early Roman-British Empire—A border town in the Anglo-French Wars—When G.H.Q. was bombed.
    • How the Montreuillois once learned to hate the English—Early history of the famous town—Its link with the early Roman-British Empire—A border town in the Anglo-French Wars—When G.H.Q. was bombed.
  • CHAPTER III.
    • G.H.Q. AT WORK.
      • The Functions of G.H.Q.—The varying conditions to be met—The working hours—The organisation of a branch—The Chief's system.
    • The Functions of G.H.Q.—The varying conditions to be met—The working hours—The organisation of a branch—The Chief's system.
  • CHAPTER IV.
    • G.H.Q. AT PLAY.
      • The walks on the Ramparts—The "Monks" of Montreuil had little time for sport—Precautions against "joy-riding"—The jolly Officers' Club—Watching the Map—Ladies at G.H.Q.?
    • The walks on the Ramparts—The "Monks" of Montreuil had little time for sport—Precautions against "joy-riding"—The jolly Officers' Club—Watching the Map—Ladies at G.H.Q.?
  • CHAPTER V.
    • THE MUNITIONS OF THE WAR.
      • The Shell shortage—When relief came—The dramatic Tanks—Bombs—Some ammunition figures—The ingenious inventor.
    • The Shell shortage—When relief came—The dramatic Tanks—Bombs—Some ammunition figures—The ingenious inventor.
  • CHAPTER VI.
    • THE MEDICAL SERVICES.
      • The magic-workers of the war—Fighting the Germans—Concerning the Victorian primness of conversation and the present popularity of "v.d." as a theme for small talk—The Army and "v.d."—The etiquette of hospitals and the ways of matrons—The war against Trench Feet—Mustard gas in 1918.
    • The magic-workers of the war—Fighting the Germans—Concerning the Victorian primness of conversation and the present popularity of "v.d." as a theme for small talk—The Army and "v.d."—The etiquette of hospitals and the ways of matrons—The war against Trench Feet—Mustard gas in 1918.
  • CHAPTER VII.
    • THE ANIMALS OF THE FORCE.
      • A happy lot—The mud season in Flanders—The effects of mustard gas—The character of the mule—Forage difficulties—The French object to our horse ration—The Americans side with us—The animal record in 1918.
    • A happy lot—The mud season in Flanders—The effects of mustard gas—The character of the mule—Forage difficulties—The French object to our horse ration—The Americans side with us—The animal record in 1918.
  • CHAPTER VIII.
    • THE FINANCIAL SERVICES.
      • The generosity of the British People—G.H.Q. was not a spendthrift—The Pay system—Curiosities of banking in the field—Claims of the civilian inhabitants—The looted rabbit.
    • The generosity of the British People—G.H.Q. was not a spendthrift—The Pay system—Curiosities of banking in the field—Claims of the civilian inhabitants—The looted rabbit.
  • CHAPTER IX.
    • THE ECONOMY SERVICES.
      • What the German submarines taught us—The Salvage Organisation—O.C. Rags, Bones and Swill—Agriculture's good work and hard luck—The Forestry Directorate—Soldiers learn economy in a stern school.
    • What the German submarines taught us—The Salvage Organisation—O.C. Rags, Bones and Swill—Agriculture's good work and hard luck—The Forestry Directorate—Soldiers learn economy in a stern school.
  • CHAPTER X.
    • THE COMFORTS OF THE FORCE—SPIRITUAL AND OTHER.
      • The Padres—The semi-religious organisations—E.F.C. Comforts—Studying the Fighting man—The Great Beer Save.
    • The Padres—The semi-religious organisations—E.F.C. Comforts—Studying the Fighting man—The Great Beer Save.
  • CHAPTER XI.
    • THE LABOUR AUXILIARIES.
      • The queer ways of the Chinks—How to bury a Chinaman properly—The Q.M.A.A.C.s and their fine record—Other types of Labour auxiliaries—The Labour Directorate.
    • The queer ways of the Chinks—How to bury a Chinaman properly—The Q.M.A.A.C.s and their fine record—Other types of Labour auxiliaries—The Labour Directorate.
  • CHAPTER XII.
    • G.H.Q. AND THE "NEW ARMY."
      • What G.H.Q. thought of the "Temporaries"—Old prejudices and their reason—The material of the "New Armies"—Some "New Army" Officers who did not play the game—The Regular Army Trade Union accepts its "dilutees."
    • What G.H.Q. thought of the "Temporaries"—Old prejudices and their reason—The material of the "New Armies"—Some "New Army" Officers who did not play the game—The Regular Army Trade Union accepts its "dilutees."
  • CHAPTER XIII.
    • G.H.Q. AND THE DOMINION ARMIES.
      • Our Parliament at the Club—A discussion of the Dominions, particularly of Australia—Is the Englishman shy or stand-offish?—How the "Anzacs" came to be—The Empire after the War.
    • Our Parliament at the Club—A discussion of the Dominions, particularly of Australia—Is the Englishman shy or stand-offish?—How the "Anzacs" came to be—The Empire after the War.
  • CHAPTER XIV.
    • EDUCATING THE ARMY.
      • The beginning of an interesting movement—The work of a few enthusiasts—The unexpected peace—Humours of lectures to the Army—Books for the Army—The Army Printery.
    • The beginning of an interesting movement—The work of a few enthusiasts—The unexpected peace—Humours of lectures to the Army—Books for the Army—The Army Printery.
  • CHAPTER XV.
    • THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT.
      • The disappointments of 1916 and 1917—The collapse of Russia—The Cambrai Battle—The German propaganda—Fears of irresolution at Home—Reassurances from Home—Effects of the Submarine war—An economical reorganisation at G.H.Q.—A new Quartermaster General—Good effects of cheerfulness at Home.
    • The disappointments of 1916 and 1917—The collapse of Russia—The Cambrai Battle—The German propaganda—Fears of irresolution at Home—Reassurances from Home—Effects of the Submarine war—An economical reorganisation at G.H.Q.—A new Quartermaster General—Good effects of cheerfulness at Home.
  • CHAPTER XVI.
    • ENTER THE AMERICANS.
      • How the Germans were misled about the Americans—Early American fighters—The arrivals in May, 1918—American equipment—Our relations with the Americans and what they thought of us—The Portuguese.
    • How the Germans were misled about the Americans—Early American fighters—The arrivals in May, 1918—American equipment—Our relations with the Americans and what they thought of us—The Portuguese.
  • CHAPTER XVII.
    • THE GERMAN SPRING OF 1918.
      • Was G.H.Q. at fault?—Where we could best afford to lose ground—Refugees complicate the situation—Stark resolution of the French—All the Pas-de-Calais to be wrecked if necessary—How our railways broke down—Amiens does not fall.
    • Was G.H.Q. at fault?—Where we could best afford to lose ground—Refugees complicate the situation—Stark resolution of the French—All the Pas-de-Calais to be wrecked if necessary—How our railways broke down—Amiens does not fall.
  • CHAPTER XVIII.
    • THE MOTOR LORRY THAT WAITED.
      • How a motor lorry waited at the Ecole Militaire to take away the maps to the Coast—The Motor Lorry Reserve—An "appreciation" of the position—Germany lost the War in the first three months—Some notes of German blunders.
    • How a motor lorry waited at the Ecole Militaire to take away the maps to the Coast—The Motor Lorry Reserve—An "appreciation" of the position—Germany lost the War in the first three months—Some notes of German blunders.
  • CHAPTER XIX.
    • THE UNITY OF COMMAND.
      • Was it necessary?—Was a French Generalissimo inevitable?—Our share in the guiding of the last phase of the campaign—Points on which the British had their way.
    • Was it necessary?—Was a French Generalissimo inevitable?—Our share in the guiding of the last phase of the campaign—Points on which the British had their way.
  • CHAPTER XX.
    • THE COMING OF VICTORY.
      • The June Position—German attempts to pinch out our lines of supplies—The attacks on hospitals—The glorious last 14 weeks—G.H.Q.'s share.
      • THE END.
    • The June Position—German attempts to pinch out our lines of supplies—The attacks on hospitals—The glorious last 14 weeks—G.H.Q.'s share.
    • THE END.
  • APPENDIX.
    • Philip Allan & Co., Publishers,
  • A CONCISE CHRONICLE OF EVENTS OF THE GREAT WAR
    • R. P. P. ROWE,
    • Quality Court, Chancery Lane, W.C. 2.
    • Philip Allan & Co., Publishers,
  • The Barber of Putney
    • J. B. MORTON.
    • Quality Court, Chancery Lane, W.C. 2.
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