This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 Excerpt: ...Mit Uns"? It is a great privilege to be where our boys have been doing such wonderful work and made the Boche run as they have never run before. F. R. A. (August 15 I wish you could be over here to see the Kaiser beating it to the rear, and our friend Von Hindenburg also stepping on the throttle in the direction of Berlin. The Americans are the happiest bunch you can imagine, and when the Boche prisoners go by on the road you would think Barnum & Bailey's Circus was in town, to see the crowds gather and cheer. The German prisoners don't mind a bit. They enjoy the joke and shout back, "Finis Trenches," and we return the joke and shout back," Finis Boche aussi and to Hell with your Kaiser." Even the stupid old mules we have to drag our kitchens seem to pick up their ears and say, Haw, Haw! F. R. A. August 15 I passed thru several villages which have come into our hands only within the last week,--every one of them the scene of fierce and bloody fights. You can have no idea of the devastation, the complete desolation, of these pretty French villages which the artillery of each side has reduced to a battered mass of ruins; where the roofs and walls of the houses are still standing they are pitted with shell holes; of the rooms inside, perhaps one corner is left untouched with pictures on the walls, furniture standing, and in some places tables set with dishes and the remains of a meal still there; the other corner is a heap of rubbish, piles of stone and timber which have fallen from a gaping hole in the roof above. The roads are full of shell holes, gardens destroyed, fruit trees sawed down, and the beautiful shade trees shattered and torn by the hail of shells and bursting shrapnel they have suffered. Everywhere along the roads an...
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