By George Browne
George “Brownie” Browne used to be a twenty-three-year-old civil engineer in Waterbury, Connecticut, whilst the U.S. entered the nice struggle in 1917. He enlisted presently and served within the American Expeditionary Forces till his discharge in 1919. An American Soldier in global conflict I is an edited choice of a couple of hundred letters that Browne wrote to his fianc?e, Martha “Marty” Johnson, describing his studies in the course of global battle I as a part of the famed forty second, or Rainbow, department. From September 1917 till he used to be wounded within the Meuse-Argonne offensive in overdue October 1918, Browne served aspect by way of aspect together with his comrades within the 117th Engineering Regiment. He participated in different protective activities and in offensives at the Marne, at Saint-Mihiel, and within the Meuse-Argonne.This remarkable selection of Brownie’s letters finds the day by day lifetime of an American soldier within the ecu theater. The problems of teaching, transportation to France, hazards of wrestle, and the last word pressure on George and Marty’s dating are all captured in those pages. David L. Snead weaves the Browne correspondence right into a wider narrative approximately wrestle, wish, and repair one of the American troops. by way of offering an outline of the reports of a typical American soldier serving within the American Expeditionary Forces in France, this examine makes a worthy contribution to the historical past and historiography of yank participation in international warfare I. (20090409)
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By the end of the fourth week, the soldiers were marching eight miles, fully equipped. Beyond marching, the soldiers’ training included close order drills, instruction in their speciﬁc areas of expertise (such as infantry, artillery, or engineering), and basic ﬁrst aid. 46 Soldiers were not trained, however, in trench warfare. 47 The preparation the men received was limited. ” 49 Another signiﬁcant problem was the ofﬁcers’ lack of training. 0pt ——— Normal PgEnds: , (1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 One young soldier recalled, “Our ofﬁcers .
Good or bad I don’t know. The less I know the more contented I am. I’ve been transferred to Co. A. of the same regiment so my address in changed accordingly. Just transferred this morning so I am unsettled again. This outﬁt is almost entirely South Carolina boys but I think I’ll get along just as well with them as anybody. . There are twelve of us in this tent and we are some crowded. Perhaps will get more tents soon tho. october 16, 1917 . . They sent everything away to-day except what we carry in our packs.
September 14, 1917 . . 799 ——— Normal PgEnds: , (1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 different nationality. We get along like pie tho. Chipped in and bought a lantern & a gallon of kero[sene]. ] and they are so crowded that one hasn’t a chance to get in. . I’ll try to give you an idea of this place is like. There’s one main street running straight across the plains (very ﬂat here). On each side of the street they put up mess shacks about 75 feet apart and in back of those the rows of tents run at right angles to the street.