Excerpt from Told in the Huts: The Y. M. C. A Gift Book Oh! that the Huts could speak! What tales they would have to tell! Huts that are t huts! Huts that are mere stables or farm outbuildings I Huts that are palatial establishments catering for the needs of thousands of men! The little brown Hut made of timber, and roofed with felt, serving the men at outposts in the danger zone of the East Coast - on the wilds of Salisbury Plain - dotted about in hundreds of camps in all parts of the United Kingdom! What a romantic story could be told by the dug-out Hut at Anzac! What did the Turks do with it when our men evacuated the Peninsula? Or the Huts that are as busy as beehives on the banks of the Tigris, in the wilds of British or Ge.man East Africa, or on either bank of the Suez Canal! What stories they could tell! Then there are the Huts in France. One wishes those in the great Base Camps could tell their story of men heartened by the touch they have given them of home life when far away from home: of the splendid concerts and cinema entertainments; crowded meetings when men have felt themselves stirred to the depths at the Old, Old Story that has been told in all its simplicity, but with persuasive earnestness that has carried conviction, and has helped them to realise as they left the meetings to go up the line that they were t facing the ordeal of battle alone. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.