At the front in a flivver

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byWilliam Yorke Stevenson

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1917. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX THE BATTLE TOR FLEURY Allons, enfants de nos allies, Les jours de gloire sont arrives. Man that makes new chaos out of fire and rending steel and masters and emerges from it, . . . Finds new forms of life that live and freely move across this powder pitted wilderness of torment. John Curtis Underwood August 15. At last! We move to-day: just about time. We go to Landrecourt near Verdun; a little to the west of Dugny, where we were stationed before. We either do the Mort Homme or Bras-Souville work, they say, but we won't know for certain till we get there. Little Helene offered to do my laundry yesterday. I was quite surprised as she is n't much that sort. She did it very well, too. She had no soap, so I gave her a piece and she would n't accept any pay; said she'd keep the soap. I told her not to use it as a souvenir, but for what it was made for, at which she got sore. Considering that her father beats her if she talks to us, she ran a big chance doing my clothes, and it was certainly sporting of her. Her old man knows he can't lick us, so he beats her instead, and it naturally keeps us from chatting with her except when he is away. As a matter of fact, not a man in the squad would even think of doing her any harm. August 16. I could find no good place to camp at Landrecourt, so came on past to a beautiful old farm-chateau called Billemont right outside Verdun. Great, big, beautiful place with fountains, splendid gardens, and park. The only reason it was empty was that the officers of the "Genie," who occupied it until a week ago, got shelled out. The place itself was hit only three or four times, but a good many shells landed all around the house, showing the Boches had the range. When the "Genie" moved out, the shelling ceased. Now we can test the ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1917. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX THE BATTLE TOR FLEURY Allons, enfants de nos allies, Les jours de gloire sont arrives. Man that makes new chaos out of fir...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217775152

ISBN - 13:9780217775151

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