“Not since FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS — no, make that, not since Paul Fussell’s THE GREAT WAR AND MODERN MEMORY — no, make that 'not ever' — has an American nonfiction writer reached into history and produced a testament of young men in terrible battle with the stateliness, the mastery of... read more
“We seemed not soldiers but caricatures of soldiers. I saw no sign of the fictional do-or-die spirit, not even of any desire to fight. I remembher thinking it unlikely that such muddy, sodden scarecrows had enough stuff left in them to break up a quilting party, and marking down the forthcoming assault in my mind as a complete washout. I felt less warlike than my companions looked, if possible.”Sergeant Gerald V. Stamm
Prelude: Soissons, France, July 19, 1918
1. A Doughboy
2. War Fever
3. "What Are You Going To Do Now, Young Man?"
4. The Armies In Heaven
5. "It's Easy To Lick the Kaiser"
6. Zero Hour
7. "I Wonder How Deep It Went In"
8. "They Thought They Were Only Children"
9. No Man's Land
10. "I Wish I Had Two Lives"
11. Into the Wheat
13. The Paris-Soissons Road
14. "Shooting, Yelling, Swearing"
15. "Most of the Old Crew Have Been Killed"
17. Hill 263
18. "In The Interest of Humanity"
19. "To the End of Your Days"
Additional Archival Records
Newspapers, ca. 1917-1991
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