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Three years in France with the Guns

Being Episodes in the life of a Field Battery

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Author: C.A. Rose
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 35,162 / 107 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64.8
LoC Category: U
Downloads: 554
Added to site: 2006.11.15
mnybks.net#: 15254
Genres: War, Non-fiction
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ation. Nor was he more active in the air; his planes rarely passed over our lines, and when they did, it was at so great a height that it was quite impossible for them to gather information. However, one day, we were extremely fortunate in seeing a hostile plane, that had ventured to cross over our lines at a lower altitude, brought down in flames by a direct hit from an "Archie" battery lying in wait close behind our own position. It is a rare sight, for, to tell the truth, anti-aircraft batteries are not held in particularly high respect by anyone except by those of their own ilk, and on only two other occasions did we ever see the like again.

Our fortnight soon sped by, and we were quite reluctant when the time came to go "out." We left our neighbours, who had befriended us so well, with the sincere hope that we would have the good fortune to meet and lie alongside of them again in the future. This hope, however, was not destined to be fulfilled. We retraced our steps through Merville and Aire to th

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