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Company B, 307th Infantry

Its history, honor roll, company roster, Sept., 1917, May, 1919

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Author: Julius Klausner
Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 10,732 / 40 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64.7
LoC Category: F
Downloads: 565
Added to site: 2010.10.12
mnybks.net#: 29249
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: History, War
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as being effected. But he was less watchful than usual when we went in.

[Illustration: U. S. Official Photo "Hotel de Barn"--Showing Barber Shop and Reading and Writing Rooms]

The enemy awoke, however, three days later, on the morning of Monday, June 24th, and attacked our regimental outposts. In order to effectively prevent any assistance being rendered by the platoons stationed in St. Maurice, a heavy barrage was laid on the town beginning at 3:30 A.M. During the early part of the shelling the continual use of H. E.'s (high explosive shells), with an occasional gas shell, served to keep the men not only penned in their bomb-proof cellars, but also forced the continued use of gas masks. Gradually the H. E.'s were interspersed with gas shells until a point was reached where far more gas shells than high explosives fell into the town, resulting in a heavy blanket of phosgene, mustard, and lachrymatory gases settling over the position.

The barrage did not lift until 6:00 A

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