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By George Browne

ISBN-10: 0803213514

ISBN-13: 9780803213517

ISBN-10: 0803256361

ISBN-13: 9780803256361

George “Brownie” Browne used to be a twenty-three-year-old civil engineer in Waterbury, Connecticut, whilst the us entered the nice struggle in 1917. He enlisted presently and served within the American Expeditionary Forces until eventually his discharge in 1919. An American Soldier in global conflict I is an edited selection of a couple of hundred letters that Browne wrote to his fianc?e, Martha “Marty” Johnson, describing his studies in the course of global struggle 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 shielding activities and in offensives at the Marne, at Saint-Mihiel, and within the Meuse-Argonne.This notable choice of Brownie’s letters finds the daily lifetime of an American soldier within the eu theater. The problems of educating, 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 strive against, wish, and repair one of the American troops. through delivering an outline of the reviews of a typical American soldier serving within the American Expeditionary Forces in France, this research makes a beneficial contribution to the heritage and historiography of yank participation in international battle I. (20090409)

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3 To say the army was not prepared for the carnage of World War I is the greatest of understatements. Few Americans, inside or outside of the military, had any idea of what the combat on the western front in France was like. 4 Neither one of these encounters was adequate for preparing men for trench warfare. The declaration of war precipitated an economic and military mobilization unseen since the American Civil War. In ways it was more difficult, as for the first time in its history the United States had to transport a large force across the Atlantic Ocean to participate in a European war.

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.

Here the officers go all over and no one salutes them. The troops continue to come in here night and day. Seems to me as if they must have nearly the whole division here by now. To look at the camp I’d say they had the whole army here. . I don’t really feel like writing to-day. Feel more like taking a bath, but I haven’t the nerve to get under a cold shower in this wind. I’m going to take one soon tho, if I freeze to death. wednesday, sept. 12, 1917 . . At last we’re off the ground. Three nights on the hard ground and I was nearly all in.

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