His Time in Hell: A Texas Marine in France : the World War I Memoir of Warren R. Jackson
"The casualties suffered by the 6th Marine Regiment during World War I were staggering. Remarkably, Warren R. Jackson may have been the only Marine in his company to remain unscathed as they fought their way from Verdun through the end of the war." "His Time in Hell is a memoir of a World War I Marine. In addition to providing a wealth of detail about enlisted service of that period, the reader will find that Jackson's normal human strengths and weaknesses shine through on every page. He saw his share of combat, though he wasn't always in the forefront of battle. He writes his account in a self deprecating, nonheroic tone. "Several times when it was still dark a storm of machine-gun bullets rained over our heads....My unselfish instincts prompting me, I used dispatch to get someone else between me and the bullets. While there were quite a bunch of us huddled there, my attempt was in vain, for others were trying to perform the same feat."" "Jackson must have done something right, however: he was promoted to corporal and awarded two Silver Stars and the Croix de Guerre. Based on his promotions and the fact that he was often chosen for roles that required intelligence and fortitude, Jackson indeed was a good Marine."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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At Paris Island
To Quantico and Then to France
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