The most enthusiastically praised and cordially damned book of the year. One of the key American war novels of the First World War, Three Soldiers remains a classic of the realist war novel genre -- a novel in which the author presents a bitter invective against what he conceives as the tyranny, misery, and degradation of life in the American army during the great war.
her letters Corporal Dan Fuselli. He must be more careful not to do anything that would get him in wrong with anybody. He must never miss an opportunity to show them what a clever kid he was. "Oh, when we're ordered overseas, I'll show them," he thought ardently, and picturing to himself long movie reels of heroism he went off to sleep.
A sharp voice beside his cot woke him with a jerk.
"Get up, you."
The white beam of a pocket searchlight was glaring in the face of the man next to him.
"The O. D." said Fuselli to himself.
"Get up, you," came the sharp voice again.
The man in the next cot stirred and opened his eyes.
"Here, sir," muttered the man in the next cot, his eyes blinking sleepily in the glare of the flashlight. He got out of bed and stood unsteadily at attention.
"Don't you know better than to sleep in your O. D. shirt? Take it off."
"What's your name?"
The man looked up, blinking, too dazed to