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"I was there" with the Yanks on the western front, 1917-1919
These Sketches were made during a year's service as a camion driver with the French army in the Chemin-des-Dames sector and a year's service with the A.E.F. as an infantry private on special duty with "The Stars and Stripes," the official A.E.F. newspaper. Most of them were drawn at odd minutes during the French push of 1917 near Fort Malmaison, at loading parks and along the roadside while on truck convoy, and while on special permission to draw and paint with the French army given me by the Grand Quartier Gnral during the time I was stationed at Soissons. The rest were drawn on American fronts from the Argonne to Belgium as my duties took me from one offensive to another. The lids we wear Dungeree style... The tin derby with winter knitted helmet... Old "rain-in-the-face"... The charming red-and-white effect... Fuzzy-wuzzy... The tank helmet... Some managed to hang on to the old reliable... With the French army... With its canvas overcoat on The Ration Detaila job which no one relishes. Each day the other fellow's artillery tries to lay down a fire which will keep these boys from getting back. They travel to where their supply company has dumped the food from mule cartsthe point nearest front where creaking wheels may go. The man in the center is carrying a string of French loaves, the round black variety common before we got our own bakeries started. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 15937
Author: Baldridge, Cyrus Leroy
Release Date: May 29, 2005
Contributor (Author): Baukhage, Hilmar R. (Hilmar Robert), 1889-
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