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Our Army at the Front   By: (1888-1939)

Our Army at the Front by Heywood Broun

First Page:

[Illustration: From a painting by F. C. Yohn.

The battle of Seicheprey.

"All through the night the artillerymen sent their shells, encasing themselves in gas masks." ( Page 225)]

AMERICA IN THE WAR

OUR ARMY AT THE FRONT

BY

HEYWOOD BROUN

FORMERLY CORRESPONDENT FOR THE "NEW YORK TRIBUNE" WITH THE AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE

ILLUSTRATED

NEW YORK

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

1922

COPYRIGHT, 1918, BY CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

Printed in the United States of America

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I. THE LANDING OF PERSHING 1

II. "VIVE PAIR SHANG!" 11

III. THE FIRST DIVISION LANDS 29

IV. THE FOURTH OF JULY 44

V. WHAT THEY LIVED IN 53

VI. GETTING THEIR STRIDE 66

VII. SPEEDING UP 81

VIII. BACK WITH THE BIG GUNS 96

IX. THE EYES OF THE ARMY 107

X. THE SCHOOLS FOR OFFICERS 117

XI. SOME DISTINGUISHED VISITORS 124

XII. THE MEN WHO DID EVERYTHING 134

XIII. BEHIND THE LINES 145

XIV. FRANCE AND THE MEDICOES 158

XV. IN CHARGE OF MORALE 168

XVI. INTO THE TRENCHES 177

XVII. OUR OWN SECTOR 189

XVIII. A CIVILIAN VISITOR 200

XIX. A FAMOUS GESTURE 212

XX. THE FIRST TWO BATTLES 224

XXI. TEUFEL HUNDEN 237

XXII. THE ARMY OF MANOEUVRE 248

XXIII. ST. MIHIEL 266

XXIV. MEUSE ARGONNE BEGINS 279

XXV. CEASE FIRING 291

GENERAL PERSHING'S REPORT 301

ILLUSTRATIONS

The battle of Seicheprey Frontispiece

FACING PAGE

General Pershing in Paris, July, 1917 16

Buglers of the Alpine Chasseurs, assisted by their military band, entertaining American soldiers of the First Division 64

U. S. locomotive assembling yards in France 154

Red Cross Hospital at Neuilly, formerly the American Ambulance Hospital 166

Secretary Baker riding on flat car during his tour of inspection of the American Expeditionary Forces 202

U. S. Marines in readiness to march to the front 244

The capture of Sergy 262

OUR ARMY AT THE FRONT

CHAPTER I

THE LANDING OF PERSHING

A ship warped into an English port. Along her decks were lines of soldiers, of high and low degree, all in khaki. From the shore end of her gang plank other lines of soldiers spread out like fan sticks, some in khaki, some in the two blues of land and sea fighters. Decorating the fan sticks were the scarlet and gold of staff officers, the blue and gold of naval officers, the yellow and gold of land officers, and the black of a few distinguished civilians.

At the end of one shore line of khaki one rigid private stood out from the rest, holding for dear life to a massive white goat. The goat was the most celebrated mascot in the British Army, and this was an affair of priceless consequence, but that was no sign the goat intended to behave himself, and the private was responsible.

Weaving through this picture of military precision, three little groups of men waited restlessly to get aboard the ship. One was the lord mayor of the port city, his gilt chains of office blazing in the forenoon brightness, with his staff; another was the half dozen or so of distinguished statesmen, diplomats, and military heroes bringing formal welcome to England; the third was the war correspondents and reporters from the London newspapers.

The waiting was too keen and anxious for talk. Excitement raced from man to man.

For the ship was the Baltic . The time was the morning of June 8, 1917. The event was the landing of John J. Pershing, commander of America's Expeditionary Force. And the soldiers with him were the herald of America's coming the holding of her drive with an outpost... Continue reading book >>




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