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A Yankee in the Trenches

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I have tried as an American in writing this book to give the public a complete view of the trenches and life on the Western Front as it appeared to me, and also my impression of conditions and men as I found them. It has been a pleasure to write it, and now that I have finished I am genuinely sorry that I cannot go further. On the lecture tour I find that people ask me que ...more
ebook, 228 pages
Published December 1st 2010 by Pubone.Info (first published 1918)
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Just in time for Veterans' Day:

I found this book to be informative, anti-sentimental, definitely NOT propagandistic as so many of the personal narratives about the First World War were. Holmes wrote this book in reaction to America joining the fight against Germany; he had survived two years in the trenches as a soldier in the British Army, fighting in the Somme. Receiving a "million-dollar wound", as referred to in the war to follow the First World War (The War to End All Wars), he is discharge
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