National Geographic : 1918 Oct
photograph by an Australian Aviator, from C. W . Whitehair A VIEW OF THE HOLY CITY OF JERUSALEM FROM THE SKY The conspicuous area in the middle of this airplane photograph is the "Place of the Temple," in the center of which is the glittering Mosque of Omar, one of the richest temples in the world. Beyond is the elevation known as the Mount of Olives, crowned by the Kaiserin Augusta Victoria Hospice, in which the German Government installed a powerful wireless outfit. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre can be distinguished near the center of the city. The Garden of Gethsemane lies between the Mosque of Omar and the Mount of Olives (see also pages 325-344). THE HEALER OF HUMANITY'S WOUNDS IN PEACE as in war, there is no organization more necessary for the alleviation of suffering than the Amer ican Red Cross, some of whose distinctive activities are most effectively portrayed in the exclusive photographs on pages 309-324. Now and ever the hearts of countless millions of the soldiers of every land who have survived the awful conflict of the War for Eternal Peace glow with gratitude when the Red Cross is brought to mind; their children and their chil dren's children will remember it with the exact antithesis of the feeling inspired by thoughts of war. Great as the Red Cross was in war, yet greater is it in peace, and its usefulness is now supreme in the months and years of restitution, rehabilitation, and recon- struction in the countries of our staunch friends, who so bravely bore the brunt of the brutal thrust which threatened the safety of the world and who held at bay the militaristic machine of the last of the Huns until the armies of democracy could gird up their loins and destroy it. The American Red Cross needs now the support of every American more than ever before. To help in this work of relieving civilian suffering in devastated France and Belgium is the paramount privilege of every man, woman, and child in the United States. The widows, aged parents, and fatherless children of the heroes who died to stem the tide of autocratic ad vance require your assistance, through the Red Cross, in regaining their equilib rium to face the problems of the future.