Ambulancing on the French Front

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Author: Edward R. Coyle
Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 37,470 / 104 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 3,557
Added to site: 2008.10.08
mnybks.net#: 22290
Genres: War, Non-fiction

Here is a collection of intensely interesting episodes related by a Young American who served as a volunteer with the French Army--Red Cross Division. His book is to the field of mercy what those of Empey, Holmes and Peat have been in describing the vicissitudes of army life. The author spent ten months in ambulance work on the Verdun firing line. What he saw and did is recounted with most graphic clearness.

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ch thing as luxury, and it is very hard for a person who has been used to butter, sugar and cream to be deprived of them all at once. In addition to extremely plain food, sleeping out of doors was a very necessary preparation for the hardships to be endured, when one might be called to sleep in any old place and under unknown conditions.

In the meantime, means were found to divert the minds of the weary by such activities as military drills, lectures on the care of cars, instructions on temporary repairs, and the like. In due time there were also established, under Y. M. C. A. supervision, classes in French, a working knowledge of which was very necessary, for at the front the men had to take orders from doctors, who spoke that language exclusively.

When Sandricourt was first taken over it had to undergo a thorough overhauling. Mr. Goelet had not occupied it from the inception of the war and, of course, things were in bad shape. The barns, which had been used for the housing of cattle and stock,

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2011.07.21
Marie Bruemmer
*****

A very good read. The author was young enough to have a strong sense of adventure, yet did not glorify the trench warfare at all.


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