Inventions of the Great War
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Inventions of the Great War

By A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
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  • INVENTIONS OF THE GREAT WAR
    • PREFACE
    • CONTENTS
    • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
    • INVENTIONS OF THE GREAT WAR
    • CHAPTER I The War in and Under the Ground
      • UNDERGROUND VILLAGES
      • HIDING RAILROADS IN DITCHES
      • PERISCOPES AND "SNIPERSCOPES"
      • STEEL BRIER PATCHES
      • MINES AND COUNTER-MINES
    • UNDERGROUND VILLAGES
    • HIDING RAILROADS IN DITCHES
    • PERISCOPES AND "SNIPERSCOPES"
    • STEEL BRIER PATCHES
    • MINES AND COUNTER-MINES
    • CHAPTER II Hand-Grenades and Trench Mortars
      • HAND-ARTILLERY
      • LONG-DISTANCE GRENADE-THROWING
      • STRIKING A LIGHT
      • MINIATURE ARTILLERY
      • GIANT PEA-SHOOTERS
      • THE STOKES MORTAR
    • HAND-ARTILLERY
    • LONG-DISTANCE GRENADE-THROWING
    • STRIKING A LIGHT
    • MINIATURE ARTILLERY
    • GIANT PEA-SHOOTERS
    • THE STOKES MORTAR
    • CHAPTER III Guns that Fire Themselves
      • A DOCTOR'S TEN-BARRELED GUN
      • A GUN AS A GAS-ENGINE
      • GETTING RID OF HEAT
      • EFFECT OF OVERHEATING
      • USING THE BULLET TO FAN THE GUN
      • THE BROWNING MACHINE-GUN
      • THE MACHINE-GUN IN SERVICE
      • MACHINE-GUN FORTS
    • A DOCTOR'S TEN-BARRELED GUN
    • A GUN AS A GAS-ENGINE
    • GETTING RID OF HEAT
    • EFFECT OF OVERHEATING
    • USING THE BULLET TO FAN THE GUN
    • THE BROWNING MACHINE-GUN
    • THE MACHINE-GUN IN SERVICE
    • MACHINE-GUN FORTS
    • CHAPTER IV Guns and Super-Guns
      • SHOOTING AROUND THE EDGE OF THE EARTH
      • BEYOND THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE
      • WAYS OF INCREASING THE RANGE
      • A GUN WITH A RANGE OF A HUNDRED AND TWENTY MILES
      • THE THREE-SECOND LIFE OF A GUN
      • ELASTIC GUNS
      • HOW BIG GUNS ARE MADE
      • GUNS THAT PLAY HIDE-AND-SEEK
      • THE FAMOUS FORTY-TWO-CENTIMETER GUN
      • FIELD-GUNS
      • GUNS THAT FIRE GUNS
    • SHOOTING AROUND THE EDGE OF THE EARTH
    • BEYOND THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE
    • WAYS OF INCREASING THE RANGE
    • A GUN WITH A RANGE OF A HUNDRED AND TWENTY MILES
    • THE THREE-SECOND LIFE OF A GUN
    • ELASTIC GUNS
    • HOW BIG GUNS ARE MADE
    • GUNS THAT PLAY HIDE-AND-SEEK
    • THE FAMOUS FORTY-TWO-CENTIMETER GUN
    • FIELD-GUNS
    • GUNS THAT FIRE GUNS
    • CHAPTER V The Battle of the Chemists
      • POURING GAS LIKE WATER
      • WAITING FOR THE WIND
      • WHEN THE WIND PLAYED A TRICK ON THE GERMANS
      • FREEING THE BRITISH TRENCHES OF RATS
      • GAS THAT MADE ONE WEEP
      • THE SNEEZING-SHELL
      • GAS-MASKS
      • GLASS THAT WILL NOT SHATTER
      • BATTLING WITH LIQUID FIRE
      • THE "FIRE BROOM"
    • POURING GAS LIKE WATER
    • WAITING FOR THE WIND
    • WHEN THE WIND PLAYED A TRICK ON THE GERMANS
    • FREEING THE BRITISH TRENCHES OF RATS
    • GAS THAT MADE ONE WEEP
    • THE SNEEZING-SHELL
    • GAS-MASKS
    • GLASS THAT WILL NOT SHATTER
    • BATTLING WITH LIQUID FIRE
    • THE "FIRE BROOM"
    • CHAPTER VI Tanks
    • CHAPTER VII The War in the Air
      • EYES IN THE SKY
      • AIR SCOUTS AND THEIR DANGERS
      • THE SELF-HEALING GASOLENE-TANK
      • GIANTS OF THE SKY
      • HOW FAST IS A HUNDRED AND FIFTY MILES PER HOUR?
      • SHOOTING THROUGH THE PROPELLER
      • FIGHTING AMONG THE CLOUDS
      • THE FLYING TANK
      • AMERICA'S HELP
      • A BIRTHDAY PRESENT TO THE NATION
      • FLYING BOATS
      • THE AUTOMATIC SEAPLANE
      • AIRPLANES AFTER THE WAR
    • EYES IN THE SKY
    • AIR SCOUTS AND THEIR DANGERS
    • THE SELF-HEALING GASOLENE-TANK
    • GIANTS OF THE SKY
    • HOW FAST IS A HUNDRED AND FIFTY MILES PER HOUR?
    • SHOOTING THROUGH THE PROPELLER
    • FIGHTING AMONG THE CLOUDS
    • THE FLYING TANK
    • AMERICA'S HELP
    • A BIRTHDAY PRESENT TO THE NATION
    • FLYING BOATS
    • THE AUTOMATIC SEAPLANE
    • AIRPLANES AFTER THE WAR
    • CHAPTER VIII Ships that Sail the Skies
      • THE WEIGHT OF HYDROGEN
      • ZEPPELIN'S FAILURES AND SUCCESSES
      • RIGID, SEMI-RIGID, AND FLEXIBLE BALLOONS
      • KEEPING ENGINES CLEAR OF THE INFLAMMABLE HYDROGEN
      • THE ZEPPELIN'S TINY ANTAGONISTS
      • SUSPENDING AN OBSERVER BELOW THE ZEPPELIN
      • A BALLOON GAS THAT WILL NOT BURN
      • AMERICAN CHEMISTS TO THE RESCUE
    • THE WEIGHT OF HYDROGEN
    • ZEPPELIN'S FAILURES AND SUCCESSES
    • RIGID, SEMI-RIGID, AND FLEXIBLE BALLOONS
    • KEEPING ENGINES CLEAR OF THE INFLAMMABLE HYDROGEN
    • THE ZEPPELIN'S TINY ANTAGONISTS
    • SUSPENDING AN OBSERVER BELOW THE ZEPPELIN
    • A BALLOON GAS THAT WILL NOT BURN
    • AMERICAN CHEMISTS TO THE RESCUE
    • CHAPTER IX Getting the Range
      • SPREADING THE EYES FAR APART
      • GETTING THE OBSERVER OFF THE GROUND
      • MAKING MAPS WITH A CAMERA
      • CORRECTING THE AIM
      • MINIATURE BATTLE-FIELDS
      • SPOTTING BY SOUND
    • SPREADING THE EYES FAR APART
    • GETTING THE OBSERVER OFF THE GROUND
    • MAKING MAPS WITH A CAMERA
    • CORRECTING THE AIM
    • MINIATURE BATTLE-FIELDS
    • SPOTTING BY SOUND
    • CHAPTER X Talking in the Sky
      • THE AUDION
      • TALKING FROM NEW YORK TO SAN FRANCISCO
      • SIMPLE EXPLANATION OF RADIOTELEGRAPHY
      • TALKING WITHOUT WIRES
      • RADIOTELEPHONES FOR AIRPLANES
      • TELEGRAPHING TWELVE HUNDRED WORDS PER MINUTE
      • DETECTING RADIO SPIES
      • THE WIRELESS COMPASS
      • PILOTING SHIPS INTO PORT
    • THE AUDION
    • TALKING FROM NEW YORK TO SAN FRANCISCO
    • SIMPLE EXPLANATION OF RADIOTELEGRAPHY
    • TALKING WITHOUT WIRES
    • RADIOTELEPHONES FOR AIRPLANES
    • TELEGRAPHING TWELVE HUNDRED WORDS PER MINUTE
    • DETECTING RADIO SPIES
    • THE WIRELESS COMPASS
    • PILOTING SHIPS INTO PORT
    • CHAPTER XI Warriors of the Paint-Brush
      • HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT
      • MATCHING THE SKY
      • GETTING THE RANGE FOR THE TORPEDO
      • MAKING STRAIGHT LINES LOOK CROOKED
      • A JOKE ON THE PHOTOGRAPHER
      • SEEING BEYOND THE HORIZON
      • THE BRITISH MYSTERY SHIPS
      • CAMOUFLAGE ON LAND
      • A PAPER HORSE
      • FOOLING THE WATCHERS IN THE SKY
      • HIDING BIG GUNS
      • ROADS THAT LED NOWHERE
      • SHADOWLESS BUILDINGS
      • THE PHOTOGRAPHIC EYE
      • A CALL FOR THE PHYSICIST
      • MAKING SHIPS VISIBLE
    • HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT
    • MATCHING THE SKY
    • GETTING THE RANGE FOR THE TORPEDO
    • MAKING STRAIGHT LINES LOOK CROOKED
    • A JOKE ON THE PHOTOGRAPHER
    • SEEING BEYOND THE HORIZON
    • THE BRITISH MYSTERY SHIPS
    • CAMOUFLAGE ON LAND
    • A PAPER HORSE
    • FOOLING THE WATCHERS IN THE SKY
    • HIDING BIG GUNS
    • ROADS THAT LED NOWHERE
    • SHADOWLESS BUILDINGS
    • THE PHOTOGRAPHIC EYE
    • A CALL FOR THE PHYSICIST
    • MAKING SHIPS VISIBLE
    • CHAPTER XII Submarines
      • CONSTRUCTION OF THE U-BOATS
      • PUTTING HOLES IN A TANK TO KEEP IT FULL
      • ENGINES THAT BURN HEAVY OIL
      • FAT MEN NOT WANTED
      • THE BLINDNESS OF THE SUBMARINE
      • THE TORPEDO
      • GUNS ON SUBMARINES
      • A STEAM-DRIVEN SUBMARINE
      • A SUBMARINE THAT MOUNTS A TWELVE-INCH GUN
    • CONSTRUCTION OF THE U-BOATS
    • PUTTING HOLES IN A TANK TO KEEP IT FULL
    • ENGINES THAT BURN HEAVY OIL
    • FAT MEN NOT WANTED
    • THE BLINDNESS OF THE SUBMARINE
    • THE TORPEDO
    • GUNS ON SUBMARINES
    • A STEAM-DRIVEN SUBMARINE
    • A SUBMARINE THAT MOUNTS A TWELVE-INCH GUN
    • CHAPTER XIII Getting the Best of the U-Boat
      • SUBMARINE-CHASERS
      • A HINT FROM NATURE
      • A GAME OF HIDE-AND-SEEK
      • DEATH-DEALING "ASH CANS"
      • EYES IN THE SEA
      • TRAILING U-BOATS BY SOUND
    • SUBMARINE-CHASERS
    • A HINT FROM NATURE
    • A GAME OF HIDE-AND-SEEK
    • DEATH-DEALING "ASH CANS"
    • EYES IN THE SEA
    • TRAILING U-BOATS BY SOUND
    • CHAPTER XIV "Devil's Eggs"
      • THE MINE THAT DOES ITS OWN SOUNDING
      • PICKING INFERNAL MACHINES OUT OF THE SEA
      • FLOATING MINES
      • EGG-LAYING SUBMARINES
      • PARAVANES
      • PENNING IN THE U-BOATS
      • A WALL OF MINES
      • MINE RAILROADS ON SHIPS
    • THE MINE THAT DOES ITS OWN SOUNDING
    • PICKING INFERNAL MACHINES OUT OF THE SEA
    • FLOATING MINES
    • EGG-LAYING SUBMARINES
    • PARAVANES
    • PENNING IN THE U-BOATS
    • A WALL OF MINES
    • MINE RAILROADS ON SHIPS
    • CHAPTER XV Surface Boats
      • MOTOR TORPEDO-BOATS
      • THE SEA TANK
      • THE AWKWARD "EAGLES"
      • SEAPLANE TOWING-BARGES
      • THE "HUSH SHIPS"
      • MOTHER-BOATS FOR AIRPLANES
      • TORPEDO-PROOF MONSTERS
      • AN ELECTRICALLY STEERED MOTOR-BOAT
    • MOTOR TORPEDO-BOATS
    • THE SEA TANK
    • THE AWKWARD "EAGLES"
    • SEAPLANE TOWING-BARGES
    • THE "HUSH SHIPS"
    • MOTHER-BOATS FOR AIRPLANES
    • TORPEDO-PROOF MONSTERS
    • AN ELECTRICALLY STEERED MOTOR-BOAT
    • CHAPTER XVI Reclaiming the Victims of the Submarine
      • IN THE DEPTHS OF THE SEA
      • A SUBMARINE GRAVEYARD
      • DIFFERENT WAYS OF SALVING A WRECK
      • RAISING A SHIP ON AIR
      • SALVING THE U. S. SUBMARINE F-4
      • A HUMAN SODA-WATER BOTTLE
      • A SUBMARINE REST-CHAMBER
      • CUTTING METAL UNDER WATER WITH A TORCH
      • EXPLORING THE SEA BOTTOM IN A DIVER'S SLED
      • ARMORED DIVING-SUITS
      • THE SALVOR'S SUBMARINE
      • FIGHTING THE WAVES WITH AIR
    • IN THE DEPTHS OF THE SEA
    • A SUBMARINE GRAVEYARD
    • DIFFERENT WAYS OF SALVING A WRECK
    • RAISING A SHIP ON AIR
    • SALVING THE U. S. SUBMARINE F-4
    • A HUMAN SODA-WATER BOTTLE
    • A SUBMARINE REST-CHAMBER
    • CUTTING METAL UNDER WATER WITH A TORCH
    • EXPLORING THE SEA BOTTOM IN A DIVER'S SLED
    • ARMORED DIVING-SUITS
    • THE SALVOR'S SUBMARINE
    • FIGHTING THE WAVES WITH AIR
    • INDEX
    • Transcribers' Note
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