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The Note-Book of an Attaché Seven Months in the War Zone   By: (1889-1962)

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The Note-Book of an Attaché: Seven Months in the War Zone by Eric Fisher Wood is a remarkable firsthand account of the author's experiences during World War I. This unique book takes readers on a captivating and insightful journey, shedding light on the brutal realities of war and offering a rare glimpse into the day-to-day life of an attaché.

Wood's sharp and evocative writing style immediately draws readers in, immersing them in the chaos and danger that he faces throughout his seven-month stay in the war zone. The author's attention to detail is commendable, as he paints vivid pictures of the ravaged landscapes, the constant barrage of artillery fire, and the grief-stricken faces of both soldiers and civilians. Through his concise and poignant descriptions, Wood effectively conveys the horrors of war, leaving a lasting impact on the reader.

What sets this book apart from others is the unique perspective of an attaché. Wood's role as an attaché for the American Embassy in Paris not only provides him with a front-row seat to historical events, but also grants him access to high-ranking officials and exclusive information. This insider viewpoint offers readers a rare opportunity to witness the behind-the-scenes negotiations, strategies, and conflicts that shaped the course of the war. Wood's insights and observations add a layer of authenticity and depth to the narrative, making it a valuable historical document.

In addition to its historical significance, The Note-Book of an Attaché also explores the human aspect of war. Wood's encounters with soldiers from various nationalities and backgrounds offer profound insights into the shared bonds of camaraderie, sacrifice, and resilience that exist even in the midst of destruction. The author's own personal reflections and emotions further humanize the narrative, giving readers a glimpse into his own struggles, fears, and moments of bravery.

One minor drawback of the book is its occasional reliance on jargon and technical details, which may be overwhelming for readers unfamiliar with military terminology. However, this does not diminish the overall impact of the book, as Wood's vivid storytelling and honest portrayal of war easily compensate for any minor confusion.

Overall, The Note-Book of an Attaché: Seven Months in the War Zone is an exceptional memoir that offers a unique perspective on World War I. Eric Fisher Wood's powerful writing and gripping storytelling make this book a must-read for history enthusiasts and anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the realities of war.

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The Note Book Of An Attaché

Seven Months in the War Zone


With Illustrations from Photographs


Publishers New York

Published by Arrangements with THE CENTURY COMPANY


Published, June, 1915

[Illustration: MR. MYRON T. HERRICK]


When the war storm suddenly loomed over Europe at the end of July, 1914, I was quietly studying architecture in the Ecole des Beaux Arts at Paris. When Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia on July 24th, the atmosphere of the city became so surcharged with excitement that to persist in study was difficult. Within a week I myself had been swept into the vortex of rushing events, from which I did not emerge until seven months later.

I became Attaché at the American Embassy in Paris under the regime of Mr. Herrick, and as such lived through the first exciting months of the great war. During the months of September, October, and November, I made four different trips to the front, covering territory which extended along the battle line from Vitry le François in the east to a point near Dunkirk in the west. I saw parts of the battles of the Marne and the Aisne, and the struggle for Calais.

The months of December and January I spent as a bearer of special dispatches between the American Embassies and went several times to France, England, Switzerland, Holland, Germany, Austria, and Hungary... Continue reading book >>

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