A Private's Diary: The World War I Diary of Robert W. Safstrom

A Private's Diary: The World War I Diary of Robert W. Safstrom

by Chad R. Justesen MD


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A Private's Diary is the personal story of Robert W. Safstrom during the Great War. His adventure starts on the train from his home in North Dakota, details his travels through Camp Dodge in Iowa, the voyage overseas to France, fighting on the front lines in the Vosges Mountains and at Meuse-Argonne, and his return to the United States.

Wounded in action during the Argonne Offensive, he makes his way on foot past the surging tide of men and matériel headed into the fight to find an ambulance far behind the front. He spends 67 days at bed rest followed by months of recovery in several military hospitals.

Private Safstrom describes in detail his experiences on the front lines, his travels through the United States, England, and France, and the hospitals at Issoudun and Bordeaux. Included are several photographs of Safstrom and his family before, during, and after the war, a short biography, notes to accompany the diary text, and a map showing his journey through France.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781502317537
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/2014
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Chad Justesen is a North Dakota native, retired neurosurgeon, and lives with his wife Shawn in Fargo.

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