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About The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922 | View Entire Issue (March 12, 1918)
THE 8EMLWEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRA8KA.
BANGING THE TURK IN THE MESOPOTAMIAN DESERT
Though little Is henrd about It in comparison with tho momentous luippt'ninps that daily occur on the western
nud enstem frontH, nn Important phase of tho war Is being conducted In Mesopotamia. A British army Is steadily
banging away nt the Turks, driving them farther and farther Into the desert. While tho Tommies fighting In tho
snow and cold on the western front mny envy their comrades in the Euphrates-Tigris valley, the men lighting in
tho desert nre not having a picnic. They have more hent than they can stand ; the arid desert Is Intolerable to white
men. Yot they nro keeping nt It, and this British ofllclnl photograph shows one of their big field pieces, just as it
was fired, ninklng tho Turks step lively across the sands.
FRENCH TROOPS WITH MITRAILLEUSE DRIVING BACK GERMANS
The French mitrailleuse has proved very effective In delving back the German troops, and has mowed down man
nn advancing line. This photograph showsr-French soldiers In a captured trench firing a mitrailleuse nt the foe.
HAD 'HONEYMOON TRIP ABOVE THE CLOUDS
GERMAN WAR BREAD AND SOAP
A STREET IN PARIS AFTER THE VISIT OF GERMAN GCTHAt;
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m the night of Jnnuary 30. Great holes many feet deep were made by the torpedoes, and tho buildings in tho back
ground wore badly Injured.
RED CROSS LINER FLORIZEL WRECKED ON REEFS OFF CAPE RACE
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Forty-four survivors, all who were left of the ship company or 130, were taken from this ill-fnted Red Cross
liner Florlzol, which struck n reef north of Capo Race, N. F., during a terrific blizzard. Tho survivors were taken
off by the crew of the Prospero, which was sent by tho government to tho scene with special live-saving apparatus.
The Florlzol Is shown hero as nn ico brenker in New York harbor.
AN UNUSUAL BILLET
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WINE FOR THE POILUS AT THE FRONT
Repatriated llrdMi soldiers wno
have returned to England to recuper
ate have brought homo numerous
souvenirs from German detention
camps, some of which give nn idea of
the treatment accorded enemy troops.
The photograph sliows Sergeant Spon-
der, a Lewis gunner, with ids dally
ration of German sawdust war bread
and a pleco of German soap nuido
chlelly from sand.
lllllets for soldiers who fight on tho
western front enn bo anywhere. But
the strangest place that any fighter
had to put up for the night on the
fighting lines is shown In this British
olllclal photograph. A great concrete
tank which turned over In a bom
bardment Is being utilized by tho Tom
mies and they have mado a real cozy
homo of the hugo cylinder. They are
shown horo going In for a rest. Tho
picture Is an excellent reminder of
the old lady who lived in n snoe witn
her lnimenso family, This homo is
Just as different from the average hab
itation as tho shoo, and tho family or
Tommies who lodge hero is equally
Wine Is an Important part of the dally rations served to the French
soldiers. The above photograph shows soldiers filling barrels from tho tank
'car which has Just arrived from tho wine regions In southern Franco. Tho
barrels of wine are then sent forward to the men In tho trenches.
THEY DO NOT FEAR GERMAN POISON GAS
Lieut. Lawrence U, Sperry and wife (formerly Miss Winifred Allen), who
ivero the first to experience n honeymoon above tho clouds. The newly mar
ried couplo left Governor's Island and nlrplunuri their way to Mossapequa,,
L. I., tho Sperry lwme. In 21 minutes. They clf.lm this Is tho only way to j
really enjoy a wedding trip. ' I
About the Only Danger They Face.
"Heard Anything of tho kulser's sons
"Remarkable how well they keep In
ino great war, isn't It 7
"Yes. They seem to bo rather well
protected. Tho only thing tho knlser
has to fear for them Is that ono of
them might get up- In tho dark and
uriiiK out of tho wrong bottle."
Early Use of Coal In Britain.
Rnmn snv that coal was used by the
ancient Britons; nt nil events. It was
wide of household 'consumption to
somo extent during tho Anglo-Saxon
period as early nt 8r2 A. D. It cer
tainly was known there in tno tiur
tcenth century, as Is evidenced by n
charter given In 1230 by King Henry
iit to the inhabitants of Nowcastlo-on-
Tyno for tho winning of the numerous
coal mines in that region. It was,
however, not until 1709 that the Paris
ians got English coal from Newcastle.
Subsequent coal mines were discov
ered In vnrlons parts or France, notn
bly In tho departments of Pns-lo-Calals
ond tho Loire. In America tho depos
its near Richmond, Vn., were discov
ered In 1701, and mining wns begun In
1701, while anthracite was first pro
duced In 1703.
These American soldiers are wearing the marvelous new gas mask
adopted by our army. Each man In the group sent homo a ropy of tho
photograph, Just to show how our flghtei-R have sunk their Individuality In
tho combined fight for human Justice and ltborty.
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