The Khaki Boys Over the Top

Doing and Daring for Uncle Sam

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Author: Gordon Bates
Language: English
Wordcount: 44,703 / 133 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.3
LoC Category: U
Downloads: 474
Added to site: 2004.07.24
mnybks.net#: 8857
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: War

A spirited tale, telling how the brave soldier boys went over the top in the face of a fierce fire from the enemy.

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e "five Brothers" as they called themselves, were sent across. In the second book of the series, "The Khaki Boys On the Way," we find our youthful heroes sailing for France after a series of adventures, one a startling one, at Camp Marvin. This adventure had to do with the blowing up of a bridge, and Jimmy Blaise had a fight with a spy--a fight that came near being Jimmy's last.

In this second book will also be found an account of the trip of the Khaki Boys to the coast, where they boarded a transport for France. If they expected to get across safely, as many thousands did, they were disappointed, for they were attacked by a U-Boat. Many on board the transport Columbia perished, but the five Brothers were saved, and, after a time spent in a rest camp in England, they crossed the channel to France.

The third volume, called "The Khaki Boys at the Front," tells in detail some of their exciting experiences. The quintette were given leave to go from their camp to Paris, and in that beautiful city th

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