Under Fire: The Story of a Squad
1917. A powerful description of the horrors of war and the experiences of the men and the wretched conditions under which they are forced to live and fight. Contents: The Vision; In the Earth; The Return; Volpatte and Fouillade; Sanctuary; Habits; Entraining; On Leave; The Anger of Volpatte; Argoval; The Dog; The Doorway; The Big Words; Of Burdens; The Egg; An Idyll; In the Sap; A Box of Matches; Bombardment; Under Fire; The Refuge; Going About; The Fatigue-Party; and The Dawn.
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In the Earth
Volpatte and Fouillade
In the Sap
A Box of Matches
The Anger of Volpatte
The Big Words
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