By George Browne
George “Brownie” Browne was once a twenty-three-year-old civil engineer in Waterbury, Connecticut, whilst the us entered the nice conflict in 1917. He enlisted presently and served within the American Expeditionary Forces till his discharge in 1919. An American Soldier in global warfare I is an edited choice of multiple hundred letters that Browne wrote to his fianc?e, Martha “Marty” Johnson, describing his reports in the course of international struggle I as a part of the famed forty second, or Rainbow, department. From September 1917 until eventually he used to be wounded within the Meuse-Argonne offensive in past due October 1918, Browne served aspect by means of part along with his comrades within the 117th Engineering Regiment. He participated in different protective activities and in offensives at the Marne, at Saint-Mihiel, and within the Meuse-Argonne.This notable selection of Brownie’s letters unearths the day by day lifetime of an American soldier within the ecu theater. The problems of educating, transportation to France, hazards of wrestle, and the last word pressure on George and Marty’s dating are all captured in those pages. David L. Snead weaves the Browne correspondence right into a wider narrative approximately strive against, desire, and repair one of the American troops. through offering an outline of the studies of a typical American soldier serving within the American Expeditionary Forces in France, this learn makes a invaluable contribution to the heritage and historiography of yankee participation in international warfare I. (20090409)
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You’ll have to excuse any questions I don’t answer Marty and there’s probably been lots lately. I havn’t a place to keep them so sometimes I destroy them before answering. I love them but what else could I do? . Wonder if it’s dangerous to write this way. Must stop now, Marty, but am sending you lots of love and think of you. 63 Guess my memory needed freshening. My letter yesterday was crazy but then—I was kind of inclined that way. It’s hard to say good-bye but it’s worth while saying it. .
July 23, 1917 , (23) 61 My pass expired at 4 this afternoon, and I was on time. I wasn’t going to write you tonight, but got to thinking—you know how it is—so I had to do it. I think I love you just a little to-night, Marty, and I would like to show you how much that little is. It is a lot. . I just wanted to let you know to-night that I love you just a little more that ever before. august 12, 1917 . . Yes, my little Eve, there are many places where you and I have been together. Have just been smiling over some of the things that happened out at Bantam.
Ye Gods! I am sick! I try & get out on deck; just have to wade and climb over the ones on the ﬂoor. ” 18 The sight of land offered relief to every soldier on the transports, but most of them ended up spending additional nights onboard ship before they were able to disembark. This problem resulted from several factors, including inadequate docking facilities and the desire to off-load equipment ﬁrst. As Brownie’s letters indicate, the 42nd Division ran into this difﬁculty when it arrived at Saint-Nazaire.
An American Soldier in World War I (Studies in War, Society, and the Militar) by George Browne