National Geographic November-December 1917


The Immediate Necessity for Military Highways { The Immediate Necessity of Military Highways}
Needed to facilitate commerce and civilian interaction, a modern national highway system is even more imperative in wartime.
Map and Chart in Four Colors: Showing the Location of America’s Cantonments and Camps, and the Ground Plan of a Typical National Army Cantonment
The ground plan of Camp Upton, New York, a typical national army cantonment, is illustrated. A color map shows camps and states from which troops are drawn.
In French Lorraine: That Part of France Where the First American Soldiers Have Fallen
A war correspondent describes her trip to a 500- mile French military zone, extending from Flanders to Switzerland. Occupying a key sector of this zone, Lorraine has been described as the most beautiful burial ground in the world.
Scenes from Scotland { Gems from Scotland}
From famous Scotch terriers to black- faced sheep, the domestic animals of Scotland are highlighted in a rotogravure insert – – 16 pages of photographs.
America’s New Soldier Cities: The Geographical and Historical Environment of the National Army Cantonments and National Guard Camps
To accommodate Army trainees, 16 military cities capable of housing a population equal to the combined populations of Arizona and New Mexico are built in less than four months.
From the Trenches to Versailles
Doing her part for the war effort, the author describes the joy of acting as tour guide for soldiers who have endured up to 19 months on the line without respite.
Training the New Armies of Liberty: Camp Lee, Virginia’s Home for the National Army
Sectional rivalries vanish as raw recruits from all walks of life are molded into a National Army which will fight abroad for American ideals.

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