On the edge of the war zone, from the battle of the Marne to the entrance of the Stars and stripes [NOOK Book]

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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. ...
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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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Overview

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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  • BN ID: 2940020180703
  • Publisher: Boston, Small, Maynard and Company
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1917 volume
  • File size: 362 KB

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    NAME: Star Alaana Dicen. AGE: 16. GENDER & SPIECES: Human female. DROID: None. She was born with the ability to think like a droid whenever she wants to. OCCUPATION: Jedi Knight. HOME PLANET: Tattoine. BACKGROUND: Because she was born on Luke Skywalker's home planet, she aspires to live like the great Jedi Knight, learning from her mistakes as he learned from his. When she was three years old her mother, Cilgaan, was kidnapped & killed by a raiding party of Sand People. When she was ten & a half years old, her father Miletian was killed at the Mos Eisly cantina by his opponents because he cheated them out of all their possessions. She had to get away quickly because they tried to kidnap her & make her pay their stuff back. She bought a ship & repainted it, naming it the Silent Star. She then went to the Jedi Temple, where she trained to be a Jedi. She became a Jedi Knight two months before her fourteenth birthday. Ever since she has been roaming the galaxies, searching for a place where there are other Jedi Knights her age. Now, she has found that place.

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    Samanth Wan-Kenobi

    Name: Samantha Wan Kenobi, Sam for short. Age: 13 years(same in rl). Species: Human Female. Home Planet: Tatooine. Looks: a medium Jedi Knight with long, wavy blonde hair. Wears Jedi robes excatly like Obi Wan-Kenobi except her boots are black. Weapons: a rare gold lightsaber with a misty blue hilt and a green lightsaber with a silver hilt. Also two blasters and thermal dedenators. Other: As the daughter of Obi Wan-Kenobi, she has knowledge and courage. She can be enthusiastic and crazy or fierce and scary when she needs to. Her green lightsaber was her first lightsaber when she was a Padawan at age 6. When she became a full Jedi Knight, her master, Master Yoda, gave her the rare gold lightsaber. The only one in the whole galaxy.

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    Name: Treth Axiem Casnar. Age: 14 (11 irl.) Homeworld: Mandalore. Occupation: Mandalorian Jedi. Sometimes acts as mercanary. Looks: Blond hair. Wears full Mandalorian armor and jetpack. Weaponry: two double bladed lightsabers (both red), missle launcher, (on arm gauntlet), flamethrower (on arm gauntlet), kneepad rocket-dart launchers, gauntlet projectile dart shooter, two WESTAR-34s, and a stolen DC-15 blaster. Starship: Venom's Blood. (And stolen others including a SoroSub Cutlass-9, and a StarViper-Class Attack Platform) Starship type: SDS Armed Star Courier. History: was on Mandalore during the war, was found force sensative by Jedi Master Alkeei. Was raised to apprentaceship, unknowing where he had came from. Was researching for a mission and stumbled across profiles of himself made by other Jedi. Discovered what had happened and turned rogue, killing a Jedi and fleeing. Stole ships and visited Mandalore, where he recovered a full Mandalorian suit of armor. Wala. Eye color: one blue and one green.

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