The Guns of Europe
"The Guns of Europe" is the first of three connected romance, of which "The Forest of Swords" and " The Hosts of the Air" are to be respectively the second and third, dealing with the world war in Europe.
It was the singular fortune of the author to be present at the beginning of this, the most gigantic struggle in the history of our globe. He was in Vienna the day Austria-Hungary declared war upon Servia, thus setting the torch that lighted the general conflagration. Returning westward, he reached Munich the day Germany declared war upon Russia. He remained in Germany nearly a month, having witnessed in turn the Austrian and German mobilizations, and then arrived in England in time to see the gathering of the British Empire's armed hosts
He was also, upon his return, in Quebec when the greatest colony of the British was rallying to their support. Such an experience at such an extraordinary crisis makes ineffaeable impressions, and through his characters, the author has striven his best to reproduce them in these three romances.
- Chapter I. The Sistine Madonna
- Chapter II. The Thunderbolt
- Chapter III. The Refuge
- Chapter IV. The Thrilling Escape
- Chapter V. The Fight In The Blue
- Chapter VI. Above The Storm
- Chapter VII. The Zeppelin
- Chapter VIII. The French Defense
- Chapter IX. The Ride Of Three
- Chapter X. The Dragons Of The Am
- Chapter XI. The Armored Car
- Chapter XII. The Abandoned Chateau
- Chapter XIII. On The Roof
- Chapter XIV. The German Host
- Chapter XV. The Giant Gun . . .
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