A Yankee in the Trenches

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Author: R. Derby Holmes
Language: English
Wordcount: 41,185 / 118 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.5
LoC Category: U
Downloads: 16,414
Added to site: 2004.11.12
mnybks.net#: 8982
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: War

I have tried as an American in writing this book to give the publica complete view of the trenches and life on the Western Front as itappeared to me, and also my impression of conditions and men as Ifound them.

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made me one of their own. I shall never be able to repay all the loving thoughts and deeds of that family and shall remember them while I live. My chum's mother I call Mother too. It is to her that I have dedicated this book.

After my delightful few days of leave, things moved fast. I was back in Dover just two days when I, with two hundred other men, was sent to Winchester. Here we were notified that we were transferred to the Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment.

This news brought a wild howl from the men. They wanted to stop with the Fusiliers. It is part of the British system that every man is taught the traditions and history of his regiment and to know that his is absolutely the best in the whole army. In a surprisingly short time they get so they swear by their own regiment and by their officers, and they protest bitterly at a transfer.

Personally I didn't care a rap. I had early made up my mind that I was a very small pebble on the beach and that it was up to me to obey ord

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