The American Legion Magazine, Vol. 26

The American Legion Magazine, Vol. 26 : January, 1939 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The American Legion Magazine, Vol. 26: January, 1939 Our distracted platoon commander, Lieutenant John A. Norman, with some assistance from non-coms had to order most of us to take cover. I can still see his lean, six-foot figure, with his Lincoln esque features marked with concern, as he herded his fighting game-cocks to wards shelter, pausing only to post necessary details to stand to on the alert should an attack follow the strafing. Of two dugouts on the forward slope of Rocroi Hill I was quartered in the larger one. I was not the only one to dawdle getting there. There was so much to see. Among other things that Claimed my interest was the bark of our own one pounder in position higher up on the hill. Even as I watched, a huge black missile wailed overhead, and striking squarely on the. Position, burst with an awful deto nation. A giant black mushroom rose on the spot, seemed to hold its shape for seconds, then cascaded earthward. Earth rained about me as a tree and the gun plummeted. Sixteen years later at a ban quet with Arthur Cunningham, late Comptroller of (continued on page 48) About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 86 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243067704
  • 9780243067701