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The Iron Division, National Guard of Pennsylvania, in the World War

The authentic and comprehensive narrative of the gallant deeds and glorious achievements of the 28th division in the world's greatest war

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Author: H.G. Proctor
Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 54,003 / 164 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.8
LoC Category: UD
Downloads: 535
Added to site: 2010.11.07
mnybks.net#: 29476
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: History
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FRANCE AT LAST! IRON DIVISION DEBARKING

After months of vexatious delays, the Pennsylvania Guardsmen acknowledged their welcome on French soil with expansive smiles which showed their pleasure at having come thus far on the Great Adventure.]

And so the division went to France. The movement to a port of embarkation began in April, 1918, and the convoy carrying the eager soldiers arrived in a French port May 18th. The troops were separated by organizations, brigaded with British troops in training areas and entered upon the final phases of their instruction. The men were discouraged by their exceptionally long period of preparation. They felt within themselves that they were ready for the front line, and the evident hesitation of the military authorities to put them there was distressing. Many of them began to doubt that they would see actual fighting. They had longed and waited for so many months that it is no exaggeration, on the word of men who have returned, to say that their

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