Yesterday There Was Glory : With the 4th Division, A.E.F., in World War I
Yesterday There Was Glory is an unpretentious account of men at war, from training camp to the occupation of Germany. It includes graphic descriptions of the battlefield, of shell fire, gas attacks, and lice. "Between the attacks the men would lay in their wet holes and pray for relief. But no relief came," Howell remembers. He recalls much more than the horrors of combat, however, chronicling the diverse collection of heroes, professional warriors, shirkers, and braggarts that made up the American Expeditionary Forces.
Howell's account preserves the flavor of army life with conversations and banter in soldier language, including the uncensored doughboy profanity often heard but seldom recorded.
- Hardback | 464 pages
- 152 x 229 x 22.86mm | 635.03g
- 30 Sep 2017
- University of North Texas Press,U.S.
- Denton, United States
- 45 black & white illustrations, 5 maps
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30 Jul 2014
"This memoir helps show why the U.S. mobilization effort was so slow and irregular, offers a critical view of AEF officers and the SOS, shows the effectiveness of propaganda, shows the lack of adequate training prior to deployment and combat, offers some interesting depictions of combat, and provides good coverage of the march to and occupation of Koblenz, Germany."--Mark Grotelueschen, author of The AEF Way of War
About Gerald Andrew Howell