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Toward the flame; a war diary.

Author: Hervey Allen
Publisher: [Pittsburgh] University of Pittsburgh Press [1968, ©1934]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the experiences of the Twenty-eighth Division in the summer of 1918 through the eyes of Lieutenant Hervey Allen and men, made up primarily of Pennsylvania National Guardsmen, who saw extensive action on the Western Front. The story begins with the 28th marching inland from the French coast and ends with their participation in the disastrous battle for the village of Fismette. Allen was a talented  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Personal narratives, American
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Allen, Hervey, 1889-1949.
Toward the flame; a war diary.
[Pittsburgh] University of Pittsburgh Press [1968, ©1934]
(OCoLC)651758921
Named Person: Hervey Allen
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hervey Allen
OCLC Number: 438234
Description: xix, 284 pages illustrations 21 cm
Contents: Route marching --
Behind the front --
In the valley of the shadow --
The march to Chateau-Thierry --
A day at Chateau-Thierry --
On the edge of the battle --
German dugouts --
Courpoil --
An air battle --
A rest in the woods --
A grave in the woods --
Another night march --
The march to the Vesle, and Fismes --
Into the pit --
A wild day --
Over the bridge --
Over the river again --
Last hours in Fismette.
Responsibility: Illustrated by Lyle Justis.

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Chronicles the experiences of the Twenty-eighth Division in the summer of 1918 through the eyes of Lieutenant Hervey Allen and men, made up primarily of Pennsylvania National Guardsmen, who saw extensive action on the Western Front. The story begins with the 28th marching inland from the French coast and ends with their participation in the disastrous battle for the village of Fismette. Allen was a talented observer, and the men with whom he served emerge as well-rounded characters against the horrific backdrop of the war.

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