Blown in by the Draft: Camp Yarns Collected at One of the Great National Army Cantonments by an Amateur War Correspondent

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Doubleday, Page & Company, 1918 - Military training camps - 372 pages

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Page 330 - You're in the army now, You're in the army now, You son of a gun, you'll never get rum, You're in the army now.
Page 40 - ... an up-to-date Paschendaele tune, which was a: last-minute addition to his programme and provided the troops with an appropriately rousing Grand Finale. When the fighting is over, and the war is won, And the flags are waving free, When the bells are ringing, And the boys are singing Songs of victory When we all gather round the old fireside, And the old mother kisses her son, A the lassies will be loving a...
Page 19 - The Infantry, the Infantry with dirt behind their ears, The Infantry, the Infantry, they drink up all the beers, The Cavalry, Artillery, and Corps of Engineers, They couldn't lick the Infantry in a hundred thousand years.
Page 346 - Four days we fought without relief. Wave after wave of Germans in solid mass formation rolled on us — and the old Colts drove 'em back. The whole earth was rocking from the big shells and we was fighting day and night. Time and again they took our first and second line trenches, but we always got 'em.
Page 227 - ... verses are, I believe, numerous but disreputable. These two are the only ones that I could unearth that can appear in the semi-respectability of print. The following bit of verse is included here because it is along such similar lines and was evidently inspired by the great original. THERE'S A REASON No more ham or eggs or grapefruit when the bugle blows for chow, No more apple pie or dumplings, for we're in the army...
Page xvi - Root, who had it published under the title of "The Military Policy of the United States...
Page x - You will have carried the banner of our country forward, at no matter what cost, and no matter how long it takes; for the American people must see the war through, until it is crowned by the peace of complete victory.

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