On the edge of the war zone, from the battle of the Marne to the entrance of the Stars and stripes

On the edge of the war zone, from the battle of the Marne to the entrance of the Stars and stripes

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by Mildred Aldrich
     
 

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General Books publication date: 2009
Original publication date: 1917
Original Publisher: Small, Maynard and Company Description: "Continuation of author's 'A hilltop on the Marne.' Collection of letters written to a friend in America, dated September 16, 1914, to April 8, 1917."- Publishers' weekly, Sept. 15, 1917.
Subjects: World War,… See more details below

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General Books publication date: 2009
Original publication date: 1917
Original Publisher: Small, Maynard and Company Description: "Continuation of author's 'A hilltop on the Marne.' Collection of letters written to a friend in America, dated September 16, 1914, to April 8, 1917."- Publishers' weekly, Sept. 15, 1917.
Subjects: World War, 1914-1918

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History / Military / World War I Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text.
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Excerpt: IV October IO, 1914 Amelie and I went up to Paris day before yesterday, for the first time since the battle, -- you see everything here dates " before " and " after " the battle, and will for a long time. Trains had been running between Paris and Meaux for ten days, and will soon go as far as Chalons, where the Etat-Major was the last time we heard of it. Is n't that pretty quick work? And with three big bridges to build ? But the army needed the road, and the engineers were at work five days after the battle. There are but few trains -- none yet on our branch road -- so we had to go to Esbly. It took two hours to get to Paris -- hardly more than twelve miles, We simply crawled most of the way. We crept through the tunnel this side of Lagny,- and then stood on this side of the Marne, and whistled and shrieked a long time before we began to wiggle across the unfinished bridge, with workmen hanging up on the derricks and scaffoldings in all sorts of perilous positions, and all sorts of grotesque attitudes. I was glad when we were over. I found the town more normal than it was when I was there six weeks ago. If I had not seen it in those first days of the mobilization it would have seemed sadder than it did, and, by contrast, while it was not the Paris that you know, it wa...

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ISBN-13:
2940020180703
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Boston, Small, Maynard and Company
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