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Doughboy with the Fighting 69th: Doughboy with the Fighting 69th

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Fighting as part of the American Expeditionary Forces in WWI, Albert Red Ettinger served directly under Douglas MacArthur. Here he details mustard gas attacks, wire-cutting in No Man's Land, fierce fighting alongside Wild Bill Donovan, Father Francis Duffy, and poet Joyce Kilmer, in a well-rounded picture of an American soldier over there.
Paperback, 340 pages
Published March 1st 1993 by Pocket Books (first published 1992)
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Sally
Apr 10, 2015 Sally rated it really liked it
A very readable book about the experiences of one American doughboy in the Fighting 69th. Al Ettinger is a character, profane, loyal, and apt to remember more about drinking than fighting. His tone, edited by his son, is engaging, and seems to be closer to the events than many other memoirs of this type. His remembrances include a lot of now famous soldiers, Douglas MacArthur, William Donovan, and Father Duffy, as well as many average soldiers who rose to the occasion in an often confusing war.
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Jul 08, 2008 Mike rated it really liked it
A rare glimpse into the life of an American doughboy thrust into the jaws of the Great War.
Great diary-like narrative of an Irish kid from New York who is part of the American Expeditionary Force in France at the end of WWI. You get a real feel for daily life in the trenches, behind the lines, and troops getting into trouble on liberty. Lots of humor and funny tales about "Red" Ettinger and the Big Red 1, meeting McArthur and other well known American military figures of WWI.
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