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Memories of World War I: North Carolina Doughboys on the Western Front
Describes the Great War as seen through the eyes of North Carolina doughboys who fought on the western front in Belgium and France.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by Division of Archives and History North Carolina Dept. Tural
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R. Jackson Marshall presents a good examination of the lives of common American footsoldiers (i.e. "doughboys") in World War I. Using oral histories that he conducted in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Marshall was able to turn a static academic read into a dynamic narrative of the experiences of the doughboys. He discusses the recruiting, training, transportation of soldiers in the 1910s, as well as their roles in the front-line trenches in the "Great War," along with their attitudes, before an ...more