Brodhead's Tribute to Her Men of the Service, 1914-1918

Brodhead's Tribute to Her Men of the Service, 1914-1918

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...from France. The part of France we came through is very picturesque and quaint. The place we are now quartered in, is a remarkable place in many respects and very old, so they tell us, and historical. The appearance bears out the statements. "The French people are very cordial and surely are happy to see the Americans. Many hearty cheers we received at various towns we passed through. We are having a very interesting time with the language, but think we will pick up enough to get along. "l like the French foods and the way they serve them, but say, I would like to have a chance to sit down at your table again." France, Jan. 15, 1918. "So hard to write from here because so many thin s we may not tell about. 'The French are very famous for their wines. lt seems as if every store sells wines. As to their great charms I am unable to judge. Liquors are not sold to American soldiers which is one of the best things that ever happened." France, Jan. 28, 1918. "Everywhere in France we were hailed with joy and the French people are surely happy to have the Americans here. There is real fellowship between them and our men. For about two weeks we were quartered in a quaint old French town--many of us in an old monastery, which, since Napoleon's time. has been used as an Army Post. The Cathedral is still used for religious purposes and is a beautiful work of architecture, especially the interior, which we were privileged to visit. "At this place I was sorry to be separated from many of the men and officers with whom l had traveled from San Antonio, Texas, my squadron being sent to a new post. However, we are glad to be where we can do something that looks like real work for the war that is in progress. "The...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123687403X
  • 9781236874030