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An engineer's diary of the great war

Author: Harry Spring; Terry M Bareither
Publisher: West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Private diaries of an engineer who fought in World War I. * Personal, honest, detailed, & accurate account of the wartime experiences. * Uses many photographs.

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Genre/Form: Diaries
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Spring, Harry, b. 1888.
Engineer's diary of the great war.
West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)606810029
Named Person: Harry Spring; Harry Spring
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Spring; Terry M Bareither
ISBN: 1557531706 9781557531704
OCLC Number: 49421963
Description: vii, 259 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Training Stateside, September 2, 1917-June 27, 1918. Fort Leavenworth, September 2, 1917-March 15, 1918. Fort Myer, March 15-June 28, 1918 --
2. "Over There": War in France, June 28-November 10, 1918. Across the Atlantic to France, June 28-August 6, 1918. The Baccarat Sector: Support of the 37th Division, August 7-September 18, 1918. Baccarat to Clermont-en-Argonne, September 18-23, 1918. The Meuse-Argonne Offensive: Support of the 77th, 28th, and 35th Divisions, September 24-October 6, 1918. The Meuse-Argonne Offensive: Support of the 78th, 82nd, 1st, and 77th Divisions, October 7-31, 1918. The Meuse-Argonne Offensive: The Final Push, November 1-10, 1918 --
3. Keeping the Peace, November 11, 1918-March 7, 1919. Armistice and Narrow Gauge Railroad Work, November 11-16, 1918. Verdun to Etain: Telephone Line, November 17-26, 1918. Luxembourg, November 27-30, 1918. Coblenz, Germany, December 1, 1918-January 10, 1919. With General Pershing: Corne, France, January 11-February 23, 1919. St. Nazaire, France, February 24-March 7, 1919 --
4. Going Home, March 8-April 1, 1919. Across the Atlantic to Newport News, March 8-19, 1919. Camp Stuart, Newport News, March 20-26, 1919. Camp Zachary Taylor and Home, March 27-April 1, 1919. Epilogue: After the Great War --
App. A. Roster of F Company Men & Officers of the 37th Engineers --
App. B. Glossary of Military, Engineering, and Other Terms --
App. C. Private Neilon's Accident --
App. D. 37th Regimental Song.
Responsibility: edited by Terry M. Bareither.

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Harry Springer kept detailed diaries throughout most of his life. His diaries for the time from November 28th, 1917 to August 19th, 1918 were lost during the fighting in the Argonne Forest, but in  Read more...

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