Eyewitness on the Somme 1916

Palmer, Frederick With the New Army on the Somme: My Second Year of the War
, London, 1917. Pellissier, Robert, Letters from a Chasseur à Pied, (sl), 1917.
Perret, J., Raisons de Famille. Souvenirs II, Paris, 1976. Plowman, Max (alias '
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Author: Matthew Richardson

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 147387811X

Category: History

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What was the soldiers experience of the Battle of the Somme? How did the men who were there record their part in the fighting or remember it afterwards? How can we, 100 years later, gain an insight into one of the most famous and contentious - episodes of the Great War? Matthew Richardsons graphic account, which is based on the vivid personal testimony of those who took part, offers us a direct impression of the reality of the battle from the perspective of the ordinary soldiers and junior officers on the front line. He draws heavily on previously unpublished personal accounts letters, diaries, and memoirs, some never before translated into English to build up a multifaceted picture of the Somme offensive from the first disastrous day of the attack, through the subsequent operations between July and November 1916. In their own words, the soldiers who were caught up in the conflict recall in unflinching detail the fighting across the entire Somme battlefield. The narrative features the recollections of British, Commonwealth, French and American soldiers, and interweaves their testimony with descriptions left by their German adversaries. For the first time in a single volume, the reader has the opportunity to explore all facets of this momentous five-month-long struggle. Over 100 black-and-white contemporary photographs, many previously unpublished, accompany the text, whilst a selection of artifacts recovered from the battlefield is illustrated in colour. These striking objects bear silent witness to the ferocity of the battle, and often reflect some moment of personal tragedy.

Annual Report

Letters from a Chasseur A Pied : Robert Pellissier . Civil Service Printing
Company , New York , 1917 . 282 pages . ROBERT ASHLEY RICE , A . M .
Professor of English Language and Literature Robert Louis Stevenson : How to
Know Him .

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Letters Of A Chasseur Pied

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Author: Sergeant Robert Pellissier

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ISBN: 1782893032

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The amazing story of a French American teacher who left his life at Stanford college to volunteer for the French Army, in the elite chasseurs-à-pied, during the First World War. Although born in France Robert Pellissier in 1882, he moved to America in 1882 to live with his sister. A gifted scholar of ardent professionalism, he studied at Harvard and taught at Williston College and Stanford. However when war broke out in Europe his morals would not allow him to sit idly by whilst France was invaded and European civilisation was under assault. He wrote home obsessively, to his parents, his fiancée and his colleagues describing with great passion the fight for justice that he had embarked on. Filling with wry humour, contemporary political commentary, and most often an sense of the insanity of war. For example, with bitter irony, he quotes the idiocy of an the outdated war manual he had been given in one of his letters-’Any disengaged body of troops should right away march to the firing line’- a death sentence in the trenches! In late 1914 he was posted to the inhospitable mountainous region in the north of France the Vosges, after an abortive offensive earlier the year the French only held the rocky outcrops out of all of the Alsace region. But Pellissier and his comrades would cling on to their foothold tenaciously for national honour; he was wounded and invalided out of the frontline in 1915. He was promoted to become an sergeant in 1916, he returned to the front in time to be engaged in the brutal fighting during the battle of Hartmannweilerskopf where he and his men fought on for 53 days without relief, which could not be effected due to the heavy German bombardment. It was during the battle of the Somme in 1916 that Sergeant Pellissier eventually met his end, at least on the soil of his beloved France.

The Nivelle Offensive and the Battle of the Aisne 1917

... volunteer at the age of 19 and served in the cavalry before joining the 2e
bataillon de chasseurs à pied in February 1917. The monument is dedicated to
him in particular, and quotes an extract from one of his letters: 'Frenchmen, fear
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Author: Andrew Uffindell

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473829879

Category: History

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The notorious plateau of the Chemin des Dames saw some of the heaviest fighting of the First World War. Situated just 100 km north-east of Paris, it was the scene in 1917 of the bitterly-controversial Nivelle offensive, which is remembered today as one of the worst disasters in military history.For battlefield tourists, the Chemin des Dames is among the most fascinating sites on the entire Western Front, yet until now there has never been a detailed English guide to the actions that raged there in 1917. This new book by Andrew Uffindell fills that gap: as well as demolishing the many myths about the Nivelle offensive, it enables readers to explore the remarkable battlefield for themselves. Five tours supplemented by forty-six stops at individual places of interest provide an exceptional insight into the struggle for the Chemin des Dames. Illustrated with a wealth of maps and photographs, this book will be essential reading for anyone interested in the First World War.

Harvard Library Notes

Meeker , William Henry , 1894 – 1917 . ... Edited with an introduction by Charles
M . Stearns , in which he says , “ His letters to me from May , 1917 , until his death
at Ypres form a ... Sergeant , 5th Battalion , Chasseurs à Pied , French Army .

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MEEKER , William Henry , 1894–1917 . ... Edited with an introduction by Charles
M. Stearns , in which he says , “ His letters to me from May , 1917 , until his death
at Ypres form a ... Sergeant , 5th Battalion , Chasseurs à Pied , French Army .

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The Writing Culture of Ordinary People in Europe C 1860 1920

Every reader was expected to read and ana— lyse at least 250 letters per day. In
some armies, they were reading is SHAT 16 N 1425, 70th Bataillon de
Chasseurs a Pied, daily report of 6.3.1917; 16 N 1427, 144th Infantry Regiment at
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Author: Martyn Lyons

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107018897

Category: History

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A fascinating account of how ordinary people met the challenges of literacy in modern Europe, as distances between people increased.

John Masefield s Letters from the Front 1915 1917

Generally they were :' Foutaine , Marcel , 27 ans – me Chasseurs à Pied . Mort
pour la Patrie ( ou Tué à l ' ennemi ) 15 Oct , 1915 . ' Sometimes they were ' Un
Français . Inconnu . ' Sometimes simply – “ Un Allemand ' for in the heavy fighting
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Author: John Masefield

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Contains 167 letters written from France to his wife Constance during the Great War.

The Report of the President to the Board of Trustees

Letters from a Chasseur A Pied : Robert Pellissier . Civil Service Printing
Company , New York , 1917. 282 pages . ROBERT ASHLEY RICE , A. M.
Professor of English Language and Literature Robert Louis Stevenson : How to
Know Him .

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Memoirs of the Harvard Dead in the War Against Germany

The volume of “ Letters from a Chasseur à Pied : Robert Pellissier , ” printed for
his sister , Miss Adeline Pellissier in 1917 , reveals him clearly in this light . It
contains many passages describing life in the French Army as many other
soldiers ...

Author: Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe

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Krieg und Literatur

A Good Idea of Hell : Letters from a Chasseur à Pied . College Station ... letters #
Pellissier , Robert Edouard # WW I 0043 ] Christian Büttner , Joachim von
Gottberg , Verena Metze - Mangold ( eds . ) . ... Lt. E. Alan Mackintosh MC 1893-
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Twenty fifth Anniversary Report June 1929

The volume of 'Letters from a Chasseur à Pied: Robert Pellissier,' printed for his
sister, Miss Adeline Pellissier in 1917, reveals him clearly in this light. It contains
many passages describing life in the French Army as many other soldiers saw it.

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Monthly Bulletin

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"Teachers' bulletin", vol. 4- issued as part of v. 23, no. 9-

Austria s Peace Offer 1916 1917

... of Europe can prove so effective for the defence of our soil as a bayonet charge
of Zouaves or Chasseurs - à - pied . ... 3 The Emperor wrote a letter to his Minister
, M. Drouyn de Lhuys , on June 11 , 1866 , which was read to the Corps ...

Author: Georges de Manteyer

Publisher: London : Constable

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Widener Library Shelflist General European and world history

Paris , 1964 . H 820 . 569 . 5 Pellissier , R . E . Lettres from a chasseur à pied . n .
p . , 1917 . H 820 . ... Paris , 1917 . H 820 . 592 . 10 Geouffre de Lapradelle , A .
War letters from France . NY . , 1916 . H 820 . 592 . 50 Vallery - Radot , P . Pour la
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Harvard Alumni Bulletin

The volume of the officers ' training school at Saint Letters from a Chasseur à
Pied : Robert Maixent , where he spent four months of Pellissier , printed for his
sister , Miss Adestudy , returning to the front before the end line Pellissier in 1917
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Subject Index of the Modern Books Acquired by the British Museum in the Years

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Subject Index of the Modern Works Added to the British Museum Library

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The Days of a man v 2

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