With Seeing Eyes; The Unusual Story Of An Observant Thinker At The Front

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byHarold Morton Kramer

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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. 1919. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII THE UNSUNG SONG T that time three American aero squad-rons--the Eighty-eighth, the Eighty ninth, and the Ninetieth--were stationed there, and some of the most pleasant recollections of my life are of the weeks and months I spent with these men. I was fortunate enough to secure, with the aid of the American " town major," a room in a home on the Rue Alexander III. For this room I paid one franc (about nineteen cents) a day, and in addition I paid twenty francs a month for " service," that is, for the care of the room. I was to furnish my own wood for heating and my own oil for the lamp, which Madame was to provide. It was a very good room, a massive bed, an abundance of covers topped with the usual " hickey," as the American soldiers usually called the tick filled with down and feathers that graced nearly every bed I saw in France. This half-tick extended from the foot of the bed halfway to the pillow. The American soldiers always said that it was a French precaution against anybody getting "cold feet." The first night I spent there I sank to sleep fully expecting to be raided before morning, so much had I heard about this being a favorite bombing territory for Fritz. But the night was nice and dark and cloudy, so it passed without alarm, and I was awakened in the morning by a rub-a-dub-dub under my window. I pulled aside the heavy curtains, opened the still heavier shutters and peeked out. It was the town crier passing along the street, beating his drum and then shouting his announcements. He would beat a few rub-adub-dubs, pause and cry some news or proclamations, then more thumping on the drum, followed by more announcements. When I began my duties in the hut I discovered that I had more French soldiers (artillerymen) than I had Americans. M...

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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. 1919. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII THE UNSUNG SONG T that time three American aero squad-rons--the Eighty-eighth, the Eighty ninth, and the Ninetieth...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217419046

ISBN - 13:9780217419048

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