Soldiers Of The Legion; Trench Etched By Legionnaire Bowe, Who Is John Bowe Of Canby, Minnesota…

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...Swarming, we go up on top the covered trenches then turn and throw bombs in at the port-holes from which the Germans are shooting. Bodies run out at the entrances, climb from the dugouts, hands in air, crying, "Kamerad." More grenades inside and more German prisoners. The first line men keep going. German dead lie all about. German equipment is piled around; we pass the wounded, meet the living enemy. A running Zouave stops a Boche, who goes down with the Zouave's bayonet in his chest. The Zouave puts his foot on the man, pulls out the bayonet, and keeps on his headlong rush. An old, grey-haired Poilu met a Boche in square combat, bayonet to bayonet. The old man (his bayonet had broken) got inside the other's guard, forced him to the ground, and was choking him to death when another Frenchman, helping his comrade, pushed the old man aside in order to get a sure welt at the Boche. The old man, quick as a cat, jumped up. He thought another German was after him and recognized his comrade. The German sat up and stuck up his hands. The Frenchmen looked foolish--it would be murder! Half a dozen Germans just then came from a dugout. That old man took his rifle with the twisted, broken bayonet, picked up a couple of German casques, and, lining the prisoners up/took them to the rear. Prisoners all about. One big German officer surrendered with a machine gun crew who carried their own gun. Unwounded prisoners lugged their wounded comrades on their backs while others limped along, leaning on companions. Many had broken, bruised heads. Prisoners bore French wounded on stretchers. The dead lay in all directions', riddled, peppered by the 75s, mangled with high explosives, faces dried-blood, blackened. Behind the first line, into the newly-made...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...Swarming, we go up on top the covered trenches then turn and throw bombs in at the port-holes from which the Ge...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217793932

ISBN - 13:9780217793933

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