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The remains of Company D : a story of the Great War

Author: James Carl Nelson
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A compelling tale of battle rooted in one man's search for his grandfather's legacy, this work follows the members of Company D, 28th Infantry Regiment, United States First Division, from enlistment to combat to the effort to recover their remains, focusing on three major battles during World War I.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: John Nelson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Carl Nelson
ISBN: 9780312551001 0312551002
OCLC Number: 317928793
Description: xi, 363 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map, plans ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prelude: Soissons, France, July 19, 1918 --
A doughboy --
War fever --
"What are you going to do now, young man?" --
The armies in heaven --
"It's easy to lick the Kaiser" --
Zero hour --
"I wonder how deep it went in" --
"They thought we were only children" --
No man's land --
"I wish I had two lives" --
Into the wheat --
"Kamerad!" --
The Paris-Soissons road --
"Shooting, yelling, swearing" --
"Most of the old crew have been killed" --
Montrefagne --
Hill 263 --
"in the interest of humanity" --
"To the end of your days".
Responsibility: James Carl Nelson.
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A compelling tale of battle rooted in one man's search for his grandfather's legacy, this work follows the members of Company D, 28th Infantry Regiment, United States First Division, from enlistment to combat to the effort to recover their remains, focusing on three major battles during World War I.

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