'I was there' with the Yanks in France

'I was there' with the Yanks in France

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'I was there' with the Yanks in France by Hilmar Robert Baukhage, Cyrus Leroy Baldridge

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1919

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The ghosts we leave--do they stand guard?

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[Illustration: The water wagon filled with red-hot coffee...]

The water wagon filled with red-hot coffee going to the ration dump via shell fire and not losing any time about it-- Outside Belleau wood--June '18

[Illustration: He's been on every front...]

He's been on every front from Chateau-Thierry to the Rhine

Coblenz--1919

[Illustration: After the German Retreat] After the German Retreat Cleaning up old quarry used by Fritz as a barracks--Chemin-des-Dames

[Illustration: "Wagon Soldiers" (nickname for artillerymen)]

[Illustration: Made in America--France Aug. 1918]

[Illustration: "Marraines" (Godmothers)]

"Marraines" (Godmothers) who kept their poilu godsons at the front in good cheer with letters and packages from home, and who took their Yank cousins to their hearts in the same kindly spirit

Sophie--Marie--Madeleine

in Paris and the provinces-- A type to match the ideal of every man who loo