Entente Cordiale; From The Letters Of Lieutenant Henri G---.

Paperback | July 5, 2012

byHenri G.

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...permits us to slake our thirst. Following that with a glance, careless because of fatigue, at a lovely panorama which deserves more attention, one stretches one's self on the grass, or the snow, according to the season. I had wanted to write you at length to-day, but the Boches have begun firing again and I must go to see that my poilus are ready for unpleasant encounters, and also to try and make out the intentions of the Boches. If only they will not try a heavy blow to-night. Au revoir, chere Mademoiselle. My best remembrances to you and your family. H. G--. yth August, 1917. Chere Madame S--: I feel the need of writing. It is a great relaxation for me. For ten days we have been entirely in the water in a relatively calm secteur. We are living in regular swamps, little or no shelter--not only no shelter for protection from shells,--for one does not count much on them, as nothing resists them,--but we have no shelter against the rain. It is truly strange to see such a thing; I cannot give you any reason. For the first few days I had a hole a little larger than that of a terrier, and I had to curl up while lying in it, for I could not sit up. I had for a mattress a mat such as one puts over hotbeds, only mine was made of reeds such as are used for fishingpoles. It was in an advanced state of decay. It is needless to add that a collection of insects of all sorts inhabited it. Clayey soil everywhere, red as blood, covered one like a cloak, and kept the dampness in one's feet. Our clothes, hands, even faces, were all the same color. Two days ago my poilus gave me the surprise of offering me a shelter which seemed like a palace in comparison to my former one. We had had to build a shelter for the munitions, and the poilus had enlarged its...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...permits us to slake our thirst. Following that with a glance, careless because of fatigue, at a lovely panorama which d...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:July 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217208371

ISBN - 13:9780217208376

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