Through War Torn Europe: An official trip after WWI told in the words of James Gordon Steese
In 1919 James Gordon Steese was sent on special orders to Europe at the close of WWI. His mission was to tour the battlefields that had comprised the great defensive and offensive lines of the Western Front and report back the the Secretary of War on what he experienced and found.

What follows is the manuscript Steese had prepared explaining his journey. It was composed from various letters he wrote while on his trip. It is placed here in entirety with no omissions or corrections apart from the ommission of the maps and photographs (most placed in the photographs section). It is left in original format beyond the necessary digitization of the document. On occasion there might be found some minor errors of spelling, punctuation, grammar, or word usage. These errors are largely an oversight made while converting the document from the original typed manuscript into a digital document. We apologize in advance for any errors of such a manner.

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