Victor Chapman's Letters From France; With Memoir

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byVictor Emmanuel Chapman

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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: ... considering he neither talked much French nor could understand it beyond the simplest phrases. I have just received your book of Essays. The title smacks of Arnold Bennett and somehow suggests that you are enjoying a ripe old age. But I do enjoy the contents. I just glow in the warmth and luxury of reading it. The Times is all I have as literature else. I have found a fellow who is binding it for me. Our "cossack" Rodger, who kept the cows for us at Frise, calls himself relieur. It was amusing to see the different effects which Rader's articles produced on our little society. Lacasagne cast melancholy despairing smiles--he knew he was a froussard and a fearful shirker; and to add to these a desperate liar, makes him out a pretty bad character. But H , the Dutch Jew, went into ecstasies at the cleverness and "nerve" of the man, and immediately borrowed paper and pencil from me and wrote a most windy description to an Amsterdam paper, as an hors-d'ceuvre of what he could do if they asked him. April 16. We have been having reviews and marches. An intimate inspection by General Castelnau (Commander of the 2nd Army, I think). Your loving Victor. [In the Spring of 1915 Victor's parents and Mrs. William Astor Chanler made a trip to France. They obtained permission to go to Amiens, and Victor, who was in the trenches near by, was on May 8 given twenty-four hours' furlough. It was a picturesque and happy day, and in the course of it the photograph of Victor as Legionnaire was taken. We were to see him once again; for a few weeks later the French Government in honor of the 4th of July, and at the request of Ambassador Sharp, gave the American volunteers in the Legion forty-eight hours' furlough to visit Paris.--Editor.] Cantonment under tent-covers in garden of village of...

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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: ... considering he neither talked much French nor could understand it beyond the simplest phrases. I have just received your book of Essa...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217651712

ISBN - 13:9780217651714

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