From Vauquois Hill to Exermont: A History of the Thirty-fifth Division of the United States Army

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Guard Publishing Company, 1919 - World War, 1914-1918 - 435 pages
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I have a original copy of this book, It belonged to my Grandfather Guy Mitchell, 1st Missouri Infantry Brigade, Fourth Regiment Infantry, Company D. Page 287.
This is probably the best first hand look into the life of aSoldier during the war in France.

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Page 202 - Division had lost its punch on the dancing floors of West Point, in the Efficiency Board rooms at Camp Doniphan, and in the United States Army system which replaces National Guard officers, however competent, with Regular Army officers, however incompetent.
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Page 250 - That most of the straggling and confusion was caused by men getting lost and not having leaders, and not from any deliberate design to go to the rear in order to avoid further fighting.
Page 75 - annihilation of his armies in the field. To get his armies out, he must maintain his communications, the four-track railroad at Mezieres in front of us, and the business of the Americans was to threaten, and if possible to cut his communications. It was a field where there was a certainty of the hardest
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