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By George Browne

ISBN-10: 0803213514

ISBN-13: 9780803213517

ISBN-10: 0803256361

ISBN-13: 9780803256361

George “Brownie” Browne was once a twenty-three-year-old civil engineer in Waterbury, Connecticut, whilst the us entered the nice struggle in 1917. He enlisted shortly and served within the American Expeditionary Forces till his discharge in 1919. An American Soldier in international conflict I is an edited choice of multiple hundred letters that Browne wrote to his fianc?e, Martha “Marty” Johnson, describing his stories in the course of global warfare I as a part of the famed forty second, or Rainbow, department. From September 1917 until eventually he was once wounded within the Meuse-Argonne offensive in past due October 1918, Browne served facet by way of part along with his comrades within the 117th Engineering Regiment. He participated in numerous protecting activities and in offensives at the Marne, at Saint-Mihiel, and within the Meuse-Argonne.This awesome selection of Brownie’s letters unearths the daily lifetime of an American soldier within the ecu theater. The problems of teaching, transportation to France, hazards of strive against, and the final word pressure on George and Marty’s dating are all captured in those pages. David L. Snead weaves the Browne correspondence right into a wider narrative approximately wrestle, wish, and repair one of the American troops. through supplying an outline of the stories of an ordinary American soldier serving within the American Expeditionary Forces in France, this learn makes a important contribution to the background and historiography of yank participation in international struggle I. (20090409)

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Your letter came last night and it did me a bunch of good to read it. Of course not as good as seeing you but next to it. All of the fellows with me have girls and we are a lonesome bunch at times. Yesterday we were considering whether we should desert or not just to see our sweet-hearts. I am not sure if that last should be one word or two, but I am sure that it means one girl to me. Can you guess who she is? I would tell you how much I think of her only there is not enough paper on this island.

M. One little slice of bacon, some rice, bread, and coffey without milk. Really all the meals are something like that. In spite of the hard work, bad meals and soft ground, I like it here. Wouldn’t be surprised to find myself getting fat I’m so contented. I wouldn’t go back to Slocum for anything. Really there is a sort of fascination about living here in tents. Perhaps I’ll change my tune when it rains a few days. october 6, 1917 . . The Lord only knows why they work us so hard here. I havn’t had a minute to myself in the past three days till now and the rest of the regiment is in the same fix.

The days here are about the same. Usually rain and drill. They don’t take us out if it rains hard but are not so particular about the sun. It is not monotonous in the least here. I like to drill and have had every afternoon but one to myself. It keeps one pretty busy to take care of himself and his outfit here. You have to shave and bathe, make your bunk, wash your clothes, shine your shoes. m. I wish you could see us stand retreat. The flag goes down and the band plays the Star Spangled Banner. august 24, 1917 .

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