History of United States Army Base Hospital No. 20; Organized at the University of Pennsylvania

History of United States Army Base Hospital No. 20; Organized at the University of Pennsylvania

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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: ...hill leading to the parish church might nevertheless be able to attend the chapel services. Since the leading hotels had been turned into hospital buildings for the sick and wounded, this chapel was found very serviceable, and the parish priest was glad to place it at the disposal of Chaplain Preusser. Regular services were held there: on Sunday mornings at 6.30 and 9.00 o'clock, with a short sermon at each Mass; on weekdays at 8 o'clock. Confessions were heard there on Saturdays from 1.30 to 3.00 o'clock and again from 6.45 P. M. until the last ones had gone. In order to give convalescents leaving the Hospital an opportunity to receive the Sacrament before departing, confessions were heard every morning before the 8 o'clock Mass. Besides these regular services in church, services were held in several of the wards as circumstances permitted. A total of sixty-five patients died. Three of these were German prisoners. Four aviators died and were buried in the American Cemetery at Clermont-Ferrand, France. Two American officers and fifty-eight enlisted men are buried in the American Cemetery belonging to the Hospital, about one mile distant. The German prisoners are buried in one corner of the Cemetery. One French civilian who died was buried in the French Cemetery. The American Cemetery is on a little hill, overlooking the surrounding country, and is well laid out, the graves being kept in good condition. Each grave is marked by a white wooden cross on which is inscribed the name and organization of the dead soldier, his identification tag being fastened to the cross. One grave, that of a Jewish soldier, has a white board, with proper insignia, for a headstone. The funeral of each soldier was conducted by the Chaplains as far as possible...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123688308X
  • 9781236883087