By George Browne
George “Brownie” Browne was once a twenty-three-year-old civil engineer in Waterbury, Connecticut, while the USA entered the nice warfare in 1917. He enlisted shortly and served within the American Expeditionary Forces until eventually his discharge in 1919. An American Soldier in global struggle I is an edited number of a couple of hundred letters that Browne wrote to his fianc?e, Martha “Marty” Johnson, describing his reports in the course of international conflict I as a part of the famed forty second, or Rainbow, department. From September 1917 till he used to be wounded within the Meuse-Argonne offensive in overdue October 1918, Browne served facet via aspect together with his comrades within the 117th Engineering Regiment. He participated in numerous shielding activities and in offensives at the Marne, at Saint-Mihiel, and within the Meuse-Argonne.This impressive selection of Brownie’s letters unearths the daily lifetime of an American soldier within the eu theater. The problems of educating, transportation to France, hazards of strive against, and the final word pressure on George and Marty’s courting are all captured in those pages. David L. Snead weaves the Browne correspondence right into a wider narrative approximately wrestle, wish, and repair one of the American troops. through delivering an outline of the stories of a normal American soldier serving within the American Expeditionary Forces in France, this research makes a worthwhile contribution to the heritage and historiography of yankee participation in international warfare I. (20090409)
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