Father Duffy's Story: A Tale of Humor and Heroism, of Life and Death with the Fighting Sixty-ninth

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Page 111 - East side, west side, all around the town, The tots sang " Ring-a-rosie, " "London Bridge is falling down"; Boys and girls together, me and Mamie Rorke Tripped the light fantastic on the sidewalks of New York.
Page 333 - For the great Gaels of Ireland Are the men that God made mad, For all their wars are merry And all their songs are sad.
Page 358 - The magnificent results obtained are due to the energy and skill of the Chiefs, to the bravery of the soldiers. I am proud to have commanded such troops.
Page 359 - From Champagne you were called to take part in exploiting the success north of the Marne. Fresh from the battle front before Chalons, you were thrown against the picked troops of Germany. For eight consecutive days, you attacked skillfully prepared positions. You captured great stores of arms and munitions. You forced the crossings of the Ourcq. You took Hill 212, Sergy, Meurcy Ferme, and Seringes by assault.
Page 354 - At the moment when the 42nd US Infantry Division is leaving the Lorraine front, the Commanding General of the 6th Army Corps desires to do homage to the fine military qualities which it has continuously exhibited, and to the services which it has rendered in the Baccarat sector. The offensive ardor, the sense for the utilization and the organization of terrain as for the liaison of the arms, the spirit of method, the discipline shown by all its officers and men...
Page 358 - August, 1918. To THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE 42ND DIVISION: A year has elapsed since the formation of your organization. It is, therefore, fitting to consider what you have accomplished as a combat division and what you should prepare to accomplish in the future. Your first elements entered the trenches in LORRAINE on February 21st; you served on that front for 110 days. You were the first American Division to hold a divisional sector and when you left the sector June...
Page 359 - Farm and Seringes by assault. You drove the enemy, including an Imperial Guard Division, before you for a depth of fifteen kilometers. When your infantry was relieved, it was in full pursuit of the retreating Germans, and your artillery continued to progress and support another American division in the advance to the Vesle. For your services in Lorraine, your division was formally commended in General Orders by the French Army Corps under which you served. For your services in Champagne, your assembled...
Page 326 - Bill through congress and declared that a state of war existed between the United States and the Central Powers: Force without stint or limit, force to the utmost.
Page 359 - Scringes by assault. You drove the enemy, including an Imperial Guard Division, before you for a depth of fifteen kilometers. When your infantry was relieved, it was in full pursuit of the retreating Germans, and your artillery continued to progress and support another American division in the advance to the Vesle. For your services in Lorraine, your division was formally commended in General Orders by the French Army Corps under which you served. For your services in Champagne, your assembled officers...
Page 218 - Give it to the Ourcq. It needs it more than I do." And he loved all stories wherein the uppity were discomfited. On the Rhine he relished the spectacle of Pershing vainly trying to unbend a bit and play the little father to his troops. The Commander-in-Chief paused before one Irish doughboy who had three wound stripes on his arm. "Well, my lad...

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