A Volunteer Poilu (WWI Centenary Series)

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""I have ventured to call this book A Volunteer Poilu principally because we were known to the soldiers of the Bois-le-Prêtre as ""les Poilus Américains."" Then, too, it was my ambition to do for my comrades, the French private soldiers, what other books have done for the soldiers of other armies. The title chosen, however, was more than complimentary; it was but just. In recognition of the work of the Section during the summer, it was, in October, 1915, formally adopted into the French army; a French officer became its administrative head, and
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""I have ventured to call this book A Volunteer Poilu principally because we were known to the soldiers of the Bois-le-Prêtre as ""les Poilus Américains."" Then, too, it was my ambition to do for my comrades, the French private soldiers, what other books have done for the soldiers of other armies. The title chosen, however, was more than complimentary; it was but just. In recognition of the work of the Section during the summer, it was, in October, 1915, formally adopted into the French army; a French officer became its administrative head, and the drivers were given the same papers, pay, and discipline as their French comrades.
I wish to thank many of my old friends of Section II, who have aided me in the writing of this book.""
This book is part of the World War One Centenary series; creating, collating and reprinting new and old works of poetry, fiction, autobiography and analysis. The series forms a commemorative tribute to mark the passing of one of the world's bloodiest wars, offering new perspectives on this tragic yet fascinating period of human history. Each publication also includes brand new introductory essays and a timeline to help the reader place the work in its historical context.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781473314566
  • Publisher: Read Books Design
  • Publication date: 5/21/2014
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.57 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2014

    VOTE ON THE BEST TWO OF THE STORYS AT THE FIRST RESULT

    VOTE FOR THE BEST TWO OF THESE STORYS AT RES ONE

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2014

    Tale of the London Street Rats (Part 3)

    "You've got to be kidding." Skylar paled. <p>
    "Wish I was, hon," Sierra looked apologetic. "But somehow he found out my connection to you, and..." <p>
    "But you aren't leaving, are you?" Skylar's eyes widened. "I mean, you can if you want, I'm sure I'd be fine, but–" <p>
    "I do wajt to go back to New York, but I can't just betray you like that. I have to wait until you guys are out of the country again." <p>
    "Tour isn't for another month," Skylar bit her lip. <p>
    Sierra shrugged. "I can survive until then," she lied, but Skylar detected no secrecy behind her words. <p>
    "Sierra, he whipped you." <p>
    "Rogue will stop him next time," Sierra looked down. <p>
    "Rogue has no power over Demitri, he's ruthless and she's thin." A voice suddenly said. <p>
    "I thought you said we were alone," Sierra shot a glance at Skylar, who shrugged her shoulders, shaking her head to indicate she had no idea. <p>
    "Hello, Sierra," a girl stepped into the room, yawning and stretching. <p>
    "Tana," Sierra nodded tiredly. <p>
    Tana stood surveying th two for a moment, then smiled slightly. "Wow, you two really do look alike. You sure you're not related?" <p>
    "Positive," Skylar folded her arms, looking worried as she turned back to Sierra. "You have to leave now." <p>
    "Why?" <p>
    "Because I don't hold Demitri to his word. He'll kill you." <p>
    Tana looked suddenly angry. "Demitri? This is about HIM?" <p>
    "He's been running things since you left," Sierra told her quietly. <p>
    Tana sighed in exasperation. <p>
    "Well, this changes everything." <p>
    <br>
    <p>
    Bleh. Hope you enjoyed. It's just a clip, and I'm bored. Bai.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2014

    Tale of the London Street Rats (Part 2)

    Oh, I guess this is all the same result. Heh. <p>
    "Whatever, it doesn't matter anyway. Demitri's gonna be pissed that we were out so long," Edward said, glancing around the corner after a second's hesitation. "Do you think he's still following?" <p>
    "I've stolen from him many times, he never leaves his fruit stand unattended for longer than a few minutes. I'm sure he went back," Ian shrugged. <p>
    "You wouldn't know that if you could steal without anyone kowing," Sierra pointed out, raising an eyebrow challengingly. <p>
    "Well, unlike you, I am slightly tall and muscley, so..." Ian huffed sigh, waving his hand in dismissal to end the discussion. "Alright. Shall we?" <p>
    Edward nodded slowly. <p>
    Sierra said nothing, looking down. <p>
    "Don't tell me you've got a job tonight," Ian said stiffly. <p>
    "I've got to make money somehow," she shrugged, swallowing. <p>
    "Demitri is going to kill you if he finds out again," Edward grimaced. <p>
    "Then maybe I won't come back," she frowned, rubbing her shoulder with a wince. <p>
    The three quieted, each knowing very well how untruthful she was about leaving. <p>
    "If you left, you know what would happen." Edward's gaze hardened. "...Your friend would..." <p>
    "I know," Sierra shook her head, sighing. She clenched amd unclenched her fists repeatedly, closing er eyes. "It's absolutely ridiculous, being afraid of him, though." <p>
    "Yeah, all he is is a hunk of muscle and tattoos and piercings," Ian joked, but no one laughed. <p>
    Edward and Ian nodded, and Sierra nodded in return. Then they all turned seperate ways and walked off. <p>
    <br>
    Skylar sat on the balcony, sketching a picture of the Westminster clock tower. She humed as she worked, pushing her nerd glasses up on her nose every so often, her pencil carving skillful lines into the paper. <p>
    A rock suddenly landed beside her, and she gasped, standing quickly and looking over the edge of the railing. <p>
    Sierra stood below, her facw wiped of emotion as she stared up. <p>
    Skylar sighed in relief. "I'll be at the door, just a sec–" <p>
    "It's fine," Sierra called up, seizing the strands of vine traced up the balcony's supporting column and climbing up skillfuly. She reached the top and climbed over the railing, and Skylar noticed how tense she looked. <p>
    "Can we go inside? Nobody can hear this. It's important." <p>
    Skylar looked quizical, but said nothing, nodding and motioning for the girl to follow her as she crept back inside. <p>
    She slid the sliding glass door shut, turning to Sierra worriedly. "Harry should be here soon, but he's the only other person. What's up?" <p>
    "Still stuck to Curly?" Sierra cracked a small smile, and Skylar reddened, but she didn't have time to answer before the girl was talking again. "So I've been leaving the compound occassionally to employ myself around the city." <p>
    Skylar nodded slowly, this knowledge already familiar to her. <p>
    "And Demitri has strictly prohibitted my leave from the compound, so when I work too late and come back empty-handed..." she winced, peeling down the sleeve of her shirt to expose her shoulder, where a whip scar was etched into her skin. Skylar blinked in surprise. <p>
    "No. Freaking. Way." <p>
    "Yes way," Sierra said impatiently, narrowing her eyes and pulling back up her sleeve. "But, Skylar, I made a deal with him that I would never leave for good, and last time I dn't return on time and he found our about it... he..." she closed her eyes, folding her arms. "He threatened to kidnap you."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2014

    Tale of the London Street Rats (Part 1)

    He snatched the banana and dashed away from the man, grinning in victory as he flung himself around the corner and jumped off the roofing onto the street. <p>
    "Hey!" The plump sailsman cried after him, waving a pudgy fist. "You get back here with that! I'll call the authorities on 'yeh!" <p>
    The boy dove into an open alleyway without a worry for the man behind him, gasping for breath, his eyes wild as he gazed at the stolen food. Of course the man wouldn't call the authorities. This was the black market, after all, and if the police came, they were all busted. <p>
    "Did you get it, Ian?" A strong feminine voice asked from above. <p>
    The boy looked up to see a small, dark-haired girl slung carelessly across the laundry wires stretching across the alleyway, her worn combat boot wedged into a crevice between the brick of the left wall. <p>
    "What do you care?" He scoffed. "You've got your little money-making scheme and we all know it. You don't need this fruit." <p>
    "Don't make me take it from you." <p>
    "Stay back," he glared as she giggled. <p>
    She reached down to take the banana, and he jumped back, raising his voice. "It's mine! Get your own, Sierra!" <p>
    "Correction, I believe it's his," Sierra pointed with a roll of her eyes at the front of the alley, and Ian whipped around, cursing as Sierra sn<_>ickered and swung herself up through the window supporting her wires. <p>
    The salesman stood in Ian's path, red and panting, blocking any means of escape. <p>
    "You," he hissed, his beady little eyes narrowing in distaste. He lunged forward in a speed that surprised Ian, but the street rat's reflexes were still quicker, and the boy ducked under his outstretched arms and sprinted away, back out into the street and down the road. <p>
    "Ian?" A tall tattooed boy asked as he passed. He broke into a run from where he'd been standing surveying the street with his lit ci<_>garrette, falling into a run to keep up with the other boy. <p>
    "Grovante the sailsman again," Ian said over his shoulder, and the tatooed boy rolled his eyes, slowing. <p>
    "Diversion?" <p>
    "If you would be so kind, Edward, that'd be fantastic." He perked up, picking up speed and flinging himself around a corner to an empty street. <p>
    Edward chuckled and skidded to a stop, turning back around and spotting an oversized man jogging down the street. <p>
    "Hey!" Edward cried. "Mr. Grovante! Your cart is on fire!" <p>
    The fat man halted abruptly and spun around in fear, and Edward sn<_>iggered, about to turn around and run in the oppote direction of Ian, but a hand seized his wrist and dragged him around the corner. <p>
    He stumbled and fell awkwardly against a fancy street bench, bracing himself against the arms and flipping over quickly to see who'd grabbed him. <p>
    "Sierra," he complained as his green eyes met her brown. <p>
    She smirked. "Haven't I told you how dangerous the big one is? He'd love to call the police and have us taken to Foster homes, if only it wouldn't put his fruit stand in jeapordy." <p>
    Edward rolled his eyes, adjusting his beanie and sitting up. "Yeah? Well, I'd like to set that fruit stand on fire." <p>
    "Same," Ian said as he returned to them, his brow showing a sheen of sweat from running. "And by the way, I'm not going back for your fruit. Mine was enough of a risk."<p>
    "Where is it?" Sierra asked, her calculated brown eyes narrowing in amusement.<p>
    "I ate it," he answered smugly, and furry flashed through Sierra's eyes, but Edward nudged her. <p>
    More next res.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2014

    Miscreant~1

    By Kayla Ruban Rose. ••••••••••••• My name is Remi Davenport. I am a miscreant. A miscreant is like an mutant. Except we are less powerful. I am more powerful than most miscreant, because my mother married a mutant. Mutants and miscreants have never gotten along. Mutants don't like talking about us, but we are there. Waiting in the shadows, for our time of glory to come. I have the power of forcefield. I can throw forcefield balls. They feel like your running into a cement wall. I can make a forcefield sphere around me for protection. If I touch someone and then use the forcefield, they are in the sphere with me. We all live in a highly secured base, somewhere in Arizona. It is built like the mutants acadamy. We had captured a mutant, he got the idea from us to build an acadamy, and then he escaped. I forgot what his power was, but it must've been something to do with sneaking. More about my life! Well, I will be 14 in two days. I have golden-orangish hair that I always wear in two braids. I have aqua eyes. My mother died two years ago. I have a couple friends. Their names are Nikki Cato, Sam Armadon, Carlos Zattha, and Sebrina Danica. Nikki is kind of a tomboy. She has black punk style hair with purple highlights. She has light violet eyes and a perfect tan. She would be a perfect dream girl, if her personality was different. She likes to call people names, she has texan accent, and she is grumpy most of the time. Her power is to read peoples minds. Sam is really cute. He has black hair, green eyes, and a nice tan. I think he likes me. He is really funny, sweet, and good at karate. His power is super agility. He can run and flip over things, gracefully. He is kind of like an Elf, like on the Lord of the Rings. Carlos is the jokester. He has brown hair, hazel eyes, and light brown skin. He is funny, serious( at times), and he likes to be around people. His power is he can speak anykind of lanaguge. From English to Russian. Sebrina is very beautiful. She has blonde hair, sea blue eyes, and a slight tan. Sometimes I think she has a secret boyfriend. Her power is charmgaze. She can look into some persons eyes and they will do whatever she says.----------- It was a Monday and the cafeteria was jam packed. Kids at other tables were throwing food at other kids. Some of the kids were using their powers. Just a regular Monday. ••••••••• Next part at next res. Hope you liked!~ Kayla

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2014

    Dαηηγ story at

    Nro res 1

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2014

    A mlp fanfic is at...

    Demon in me reses. I think part four is missing. And its not finnished. T-T

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2014

    §єЂ story at

    "ses" res one two and three

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2014

    STORYS GO HERE AND MUST BE UP BY SUNDAY

    STORYS GO HERE AND MUST BE UP BY SUNDAY

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2014

    Hannah

    Hi

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    To SECRET MESSAGE

    Thats such a great secret you are awesome

    Btw i havent even read this book i just came for the secret message

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2012

    NEW HUNGER GAMES RP

    IS AT hyy RESULT ONE

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2012

    Mac

    Bored

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2012

    HUNGER GAMES RP

    Is at 'hyy' result one. From gmaker Ken.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2012

    Kentaro to all

    What kind of rp is this

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2012

    To Justin

    Wanna go out or make alliance? Meet you at hyy result one.- Mansanita

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2012

    Im here

    Emmily

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2012

    Hannah

    Can i join?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2012

    Carson

    Blond hair blue eyes. British. District two. I am currently dating. 16 years old. Weapoms are knives biw and arrows and snares. Very fast runner.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2012

    Mac And Allison

    District 3~ AGE 13(allison) &14(mac)~ GENDER girl ~NAME Mac and Allison~ (my sister Allison will be playing to. We only have one nook so yea. Me and mac will type our things) ~WEAPONS mac- knifes bow sword and spear... allison- bow and sword ~ LOOKS mac- has blonde hair with green tips and is tall.... Allison- brown hair with red tip. Is small. WE ARE SISTER IN HERE IF WE CAN NOT DO THIS MAC WILL PLAY. I WILL NOT BUT IF WE CAN TELLS US OT IS OKAY IF WE CANT CANT

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