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Eyewitnesses to the Great War : American Writers, Reporters, Volunteers and Soldiers in France, 1914-1918

By: Klekowski, Ed.
Contributor(s): Klekowski, Libby.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2012Description: 1 online resource (263 p.).ISBN: 9780786492008.Subject(s): Adventure and adventurers -- France -- Biography | Americans -- France -- Biography | Authors, American -- France -- Biography | Foreign correspondents -- France -- Biography | Idealism, American -- France -- History -- 20th century | Soldiers -- France -- Biography | Volunteers -- France -- Biography | World War, 1914-1918 -- France | World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, American | World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, AmericanGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Eyewitnesses to the Great War : American Writers, Reporters, Volunteers and Soldiers in France, 1914-1918DDC classification: 940.4/8173 | 940.48173 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1. Edith and Henry; 2. Along the Moselle in a Model T; 3. Verdun Madness; 4. Motoring Along the Meuse; 5. Crossing the River, Too Late; 6. Other Verdun Ambulance Corps; 7. Americans in the Foreign Legion; 8. Rendezvous with Death; 9. Lafayette's Flyers; 10. Writers and Reporters; 11. Lafayette, We Are Here!; 12. Gott Mit Uns; 13. The Fog of Battle; 14. Attack, Attrition, Pursuit; 15. Armistice, Peace, War; Chapter Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: Beginning with the novelist Edith Wharton, who toured the front in her Mercedes in 1915, this book describes the wartime experiences of American idealists (and a few rogues) on the Western Front and concludes with the doughboys' experiences under General Pershing. Americans were ""over there"" from the war's beginning in August 1914, and because America was neutral until April 1917, they saw the war from both the French and German lines. Since most of the Americans who served, regardless of which side they were on, were in Champagne and Lorraine, this sector is the focus. Excerpts from memoirs
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Cover; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1. Edith and Henry; 2. Along the Moselle in a Model T; 3. Verdun Madness; 4. Motoring Along the Meuse; 5. Crossing the River, Too Late; 6. Other Verdun Ambulance Corps; 7. Americans in the Foreign Legion; 8. Rendezvous with Death; 9. Lafayette's Flyers; 10. Writers and Reporters; 11. Lafayette, We Are Here!; 12. Gott Mit Uns; 13. The Fog of Battle; 14. Attack, Attrition, Pursuit; 15. Armistice, Peace, War; Chapter Notes; Bibliography; Index

Beginning with the novelist Edith Wharton, who toured the front in her Mercedes in 1915, this book describes the wartime experiences of American idealists (and a few rogues) on the Western Front and concludes with the doughboys' experiences under General Pershing. Americans were ""over there"" from the war's beginning in August 1914, and because America was neutral until April 1917, they saw the war from both the French and German lines. Since most of the Americans who served, regardless of which side they were on, were in Champagne and Lorraine, this sector is the focus. Excerpts from memoirs

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For years, Ed and Libby Klekowski have spent time in a farmhouse in Lorraine, exploring the nearby villages and forests for the artifacts of war. Their discoveries were the basis of two hour-long American Public Television documentaries on World War I. They live in Leverett, Massachusetts.

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