History of the 126th Infantry in the War with Germany Volume 2-2659

History of the 126th Infantry in the War with Germany Volume 2-2659

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... day of rest and on the 12th a schedule of training was begun. New formations in modern warfare were practiced and special instruction given in the use of new weapons produced by this war, such as grenades, automatic rifles, and machine guns, and also how to use captured enemy machine guns. Also open warfare tactics were practiced, as the situation indicated that trench warfare was soon to be replaced by a war of movement. A little of the time for training was employed each day in company close order drill. On the following day an epidemic of dysentery attacked the regiment and almost prevented carrying out the drill schedule, and it was several days before the epidemic was entirely brought to an end. However, the drill schedule was carried out every day. Somehow, the Germans discovered our location and that night, shortly after taps, his aerial bombers cut loose on us and dropped bombs in the woods and vicinity for the first time, and after that he repeated this every night during the remainder of our stay in the woods, but good fortune was with us and not a casualty was caused by these enemy raids, but they did interfere somewhat with our sleep. August 14th and 15th were devoted to carrying out the drill schedule and on the afternoon of the latter day the regimental band gave a concert to the regiment. August 16th was a day of rest. The following day clothing and equipment was inspected for shortage, and a few days later the shortage was supplied and the regiment was once more thoroughly equipped, and as the Division was in reserve of the American troops holding the front along the Vesle River, we surmised that we would soon take our place in the front line again. A few days later the Germans did make an attempt to re-cross the Vesle...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123697462X
  • 9781236974624