Letters from a Yankee Doughboy

"This is an edited collection of letters from a U.S. Army infantryman during World War I."--

Author: Bruce H. Norton


ISBN: 9781680532012

Category: Soldiers

Page: 394

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"This is an edited collection of letters from a U.S. Army infantryman during World War I."--

Good Americans

Hills, War History, 32; English, Diary, 14; letters of Foye, Schmitz, and Lt. Albert Johnson in New Haven Union, 3 Mar. 1918, New Haven Times Leader, 26 Jan. and 5 Feb. 1918; and Albertine, Yankee Doughboy, 53–57. 59.

Author: Christopher M. Sterba

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195154886

Category: HISTORY

Page: 271

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Good Americans' examines the participation of Italian and Jewish Americans, both on the home front and overseas, in World War I. Christoper M. Sterba argues that immigrant communities played a significant role in American public life for the first time during this conflict.

Love Letters From A Doughboy

Thomas could picture her at the desk writing her letters to him. ... She swept her hand out in an arc and said, “Mother says grandma buried all of her sterling silver pieces in the orchard so the yankees wouldn't get it.

Author: Margie Howd

Publisher: Book Venture Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1640697241


Page: 164

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Thomas Fletcher first sees her in 1916, at a drug store in Birmingham, Alabama. He doesn’t know her, but her brown hair and beautiful eyes captivate him. He soon learns her name—Juliette Wilcox—and she would learn his. Their attraction cannot be denied, but something stands in their way. Thomas is a drafted soldier, about to be sent to Europe to fight in the dreaded World War I. Although Juliette begs for them to be married before he goes to boot camp, he doesn’t want to leave her a widow. Their letters will keep them close. Letters are all they will have until he returns from the battlefield—hopefully, alive. For the next four years, letters arrive from far off France and Germany to Juliette’s front porch in Alabama. For the next four years, their love grows, develops, and increases. Even so, war is a dark force, and many men never return. Will Thomas be one of the soldiers lost, or will he come home and make Juliette’s dreams of marriage a happy reality.

A Doughboys War Letters Home

My letters may be a little farther apart from now on, but you will realize I'm pretty busy and won't get as much time as ... attention to the baseball season were talking about last night's game between the White Sox and the Yankees.

Author: Thomas Lindholtz

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1365918300

Category: Biography & Autobiography


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One hundred years ago on April 28, 1917, 25-year old Thomas D. Lindholtz enlisted in the US Army for service in World War I. The War had begun in Europe in 1914, but America did not enter the conflict until 1917. During his 13 months of service he wrote over 60 letters home to his parents and sister. Those letters, which provide a window back in time to life in America, the Army, and a particular family, are set in the context of what was going on in the world and in American society at the time. Then, as now, when a soldier leaves home his family's life doesn't stop. Now, a GI in the Middle East can Facetime with his family at home to deal with issues or express his love. In WWI the soldier had to use a slow, trans-Atlantic mail system by ship. But it turns out that the experience of a soldier 100 years ago informs our understanding of soldiers today.

World War I on the Front Lines

... 1917, from Docsouth.unc-edu/wwi/hanesletters, Selected letters 1917–1918 (no 4534); p.11 Sam Avery, from The Bridge of Sighs, Letters Homefrom A Yankee Doughboy 1916–1919, www.worldwar1letters.wordpress. com; p.15 Paul Maxwell, ...

Author: Tim Cooke

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1491408499

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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"Approaches the topic of World War I the perspective of soldiers fighting in it"--

The Yankee Doughboy

October 30 , 1917 , was really a gala day , for we received our first mail from home . Everybody got at least one or two letters . I must have been lucky , for I received six letters . We just couldn't wait to read them .

Author: Connell Albertine

Publisher: Branden Books


Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 306

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Doughboy War

“ When Yankee Doodle learns to parlezvous ” maintained a steady existence . ... n idle moments there was always “ Joe Latrinesky " —the rumor mill — for entertainment ; home to think about ; letters to write and letters to await .

Author: James H. Hallas

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781555878559

Category: History

Page: 347

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Drawing on journals, diaries, personal narratives, and unit histories, Hallas relates the story of WWI's "doughboys" -- the men behind the American rifles. He weaves from first experiences to the bloody battle at Belleau Wood to Marne and Argonne battlefields, crafting a uniquely personal and startingly real conception of how boys from America became soldiers in Europe.

The Yankee Division in the First World War

The importance of mail call for the doughboy cannot be overemphasized. One fellow wrote from France that, “Over here we live on our memories and our mail. These are the mainstays, though every once in a while we eat.

Author: Michael E. Shay

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1603440305

Category: History

Page: 312

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Historians have been unkind to the 26th Division of the U.S. Army during World War I. Despite playing a significant role in all the major engagements of the American Expeditionary Force, the “Yankee Division,” as it was commonly known, and its beloved commanding officer, Maj. Gen. Clarence Edwards, were often at odds with Gen. John J. Pershing. Subsequently, the Yankee Division became the A.E.F.’s “whipping boy,” a reputation that has largely continued to the present day. In The Yankee Division in the First World War, author Michael E. Shay mines a voluminous body of first-person accounts to set forth an accurate record of the Yankee Division in France—a record that is, as he reports, “better than most.” Shay sheds new light on the ongoing conflict in leadership and notes that two of the division’s regiments received the coveted Croix de Guerre, the first ever awarded to an American unit. This first-rate study should find a welcome place on military history bookshelves, both for scholars and students of the Great War and for interested general readers.

The Sum of Our Dreams

Eugene Debs, “A Letter on Immigration,” International Socialist Review 11 (1910): 16– 17. 32. ... March 13, 1918, “Soldier's Mail: Letters Home from a Yankee Doughboy, 1916– 19,” https:// worldwar1letters.wordpress.com/ 2009/ 03/ . 47.

Author: Louis P. Masur

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019069257X

Category: History

Page: 384

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"This volume delivers a concise, clear round-up of American history starting from America's colonial era to current days of political disagreements and social uncertainty. Covering central themes and events of American history, Masur evaluates the contested meanings of the American dream and questions its viability"--

With the Doughboy in France WWI Centenary Series

Let me quote from one of these letters of a Red Cross searcher. “I am constantly on duty here,” she says ... In fact persistent questioning revealed such facts as finally cleared up the doubt as to the fate of a certain Yankee corporal.

Author: Edward Hungerford

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 147336745X

Category: History

Page: 434

View: 343

This early work by Edward Hungerford was originally published in 1920 and we are now republishing it as part of our WWI Centenary Series. 'With the Doughboy in France' is a history of the American forces in France during World War One. It especially focusses on the work of the Red Cross and their organisation and operation. It includes chapters titled 'The American Red Cross as a Department Store', 'Our Red Cross Performs Its Supreme Mission', 'When Johnny Came Marching Home', and many more. This book is part of the World War One Centenary series; creating, collating and reprinting new and old works of poetry, fiction, autobiography and analysis. The series forms a commemorative tribute to mark the passing of one of the world's bloodiest wars, offering new perspectives on this tragic yet fascinating period of human history. Each publication also includes brand new introductory essays and a timeline to help the reader place the work in its historical context.

Eleventh Month Eleventh Day Eleventh Hour

2'3 “five hundred shots": Mead, The Doughboys, p. 296. ... 280 “At 5:22 A.M.": M1-ll, Letter, Sterling Chesson to Fred Chesson, December 13, 1913. ... 285 “It iust came out": Albertine, The Yankee Doughboy, p. 221.

Author: Joseph E. Persico

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0307430928

Category: History

Page: 496

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November 11, 1918. The final hours pulsate with tension as every man in the trenches hopes to escape the melancholy distinction of being the last to die in World War I. The Allied generals knew the fighting would end precisely at 11:00 A.M, yet in the final hours they flung men against an already beaten Germany. The result? Eleven thousand casualties suffered–more than during the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Why? Allied commanders wanted to punish the enemy to the very last moment and career officers saw a fast-fading chance for glory and promotion. Joseph E. Persico puts the reader in the trenches with the forgotten and the famous–among the latter, Corporal Adolf Hitler, Captain Harry Truman, and Colonels Douglas MacArthur and George Patton. Mainly, he follows ordinary soldiers’ lives, illuminating their fate as the end approaches. Persico sets the last day of the war in historic context with a gripping reprise of all that led up to it, from the 1914 assassination of the Austrian archduke, Franz Ferdinand, which ignited the war, to the raw racism black doughboys endured except when ordered to advance and die in the war’s last hour. Persico recounts the war’s bloody climax in a cinematic style that evokes All Quiet on the Western Front, Grand Illusion, and Paths of Glory. The pointless fighting on the last day of the war is the perfect metaphor for the four years that preceded it, years of senseless slaughter for hollow purposes. This book is sure to become the definitive history of the end of a conflict Winston Churchill called “the hardest, cruelest, and least-rewarded of all the wars that have been fought.”

Sky Pilots

Through extensive research in published and archival sources, as well as firsthand materials obtained from the families of several chaplains, Michael E. Shay brings to life the story of these valiant men—a story of courage in the face of ...

Author: Michael E. Shay

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826273246

Category: History

Page: 280

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This exploration of the noncombatants who earned the love and respect of the doughboys should appeal to armchair historians and scholars alike. Enhanced with photographs and an appendix summarizing the biographical information for each man, Sky Pilots is the first comprehensive look at the role of the Army chaplaincy at the divisional level. In August 1917, the U.S. 26th “Yankee” Division was formally activated for service in World War I. When the soldiers arrived in France, they were accompanied by more than three dozen volunteer chaplains. These clergymen experienced all the horrors of war, shared all the privations of the common soldier, and earned the love and affection of their “boys.” Two died, several were gassed or wounded, and many were decorated by France and the United States for their heroism, yet their stories have been lost to history. Through extensive research in published and archival sources, as well as firsthand materials obtained from the families of several chaplains, Michael E. Shay brings to life the story of these valiant men—a story of courage in the face of the horrors of war and of extreme devotion to the men they served. Just as important, Sky Pilots follows the chaplains home and on to their subsequent careers. For many, their war experiences shaped their ministries, particularly in the area of ecumenism and the Social Gospel. Others left the ministry altogether. To fill in the chaplains’ stories, Shay also examines the evolution of the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps, the education of the newly appointed chaplains, and the birth of the Yankee Division.

The Last of the Doughboys

“The women-folk liked the Yankees well,” Taylor writes in New Eng- land in France. ... “And I kept in touch with one of them . . . and she wrote beau- tiful love letters to me . . . and I kept it up by letter for a while after I came ...

Author: Richard Rubin

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547843690

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 433

“Before the Greatest Generation, there was the Forgotten Generation of World War I . . . wonderfully engaging” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). “Richard Rubin has done something that will never be possible for anyone to do again. His interviews with the last American World War I veterans—who have all since died—bring to vivid life a cataclysm that changed our world forever but that remains curiously forgotten here.” —Adam Hochschild, author of To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914–1918 In 2003, eighty-five years after the end of World War I, Richard Rubin set out to see if he could still find and talk to someone who had actually served in the American Expeditionary Forces during that colossal conflict. Ultimately he found dozens, aged 101 to 113, from Cape Cod to Carson City, who shared with him at the last possible moment their stories of America’s Great War. Nineteenth-century men and women living in the twenty-first century, they were self-reliant, humble, and stoic, never complaining, but still marveling at the immensity of the war they helped win, and the complexity of the world they helped create. Though America has largely forgotten their war, you will never forget them, or their stories. A decade in the making, The Last of the Doughboys is the most sweeping look at America’s First World War in a generation, a glorious reminder of the tremendously important role America played in the “war to end all wars,” as well as a moving meditation on character, grace, aging, and memory. “An outstanding and fascinating book. By tracking down the last surviving veterans of the First World War and interviewing them with sympathy and skill, Richard Rubin has produced a first-rate work of reporting.” —Ian Frazier, author of Travels in Siberia “I cannot remember a book about that huge and terrible war that I have enjoyed reading more in many years.” —Michael Korda, The Daily Beast

With the Doughboy in France A Few Chapters of an American Effort

—dictated their letters home—and invariably lied as to their condition. All was "going well. ... In fact persistent questioning revealed such facts as finally cleared up the doubt as to the fate of a certain Yankee corporal.

Author: Edward Hungerford

Publisher: Good Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 386

View: 915

"With the Doughboy in France: A Few Chapters of an American Effort" by Edward Hungerford. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Modern Humor for Effective Speaking

Author: Edward Frank Allen



Category: Public speaking

Page: 468

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Doughboys on the Western Front Memories of American Soldiers in the Great War

The network of people providing support for the doughboys was more extensive than most of us can imagine. ... They provided everything from stationery for letters home to doughnuts and coffee to live entertainment: A cozy, ...

Author: Aaron Barlow

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440843759

Category: History

Page: 276

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Covering the daily lives of American soldiers from their training through their arrival in France and participation in the final battles of the war, this book offers a breadth of perspectives on the experiences of doughboys in the First World War via primary documents of the time. • Presents an engaging narrative and serves as a historical resource, making the book appealing to wide range of readers • Introduces contemporary audiences to perspectives of a century ago • Offers compelling stories about the American Expeditionary Forces experience from multiple points of view—from the soldiers themselves, their officers, and the soldier-journalists who covered the First World War • Supplies an invaluable resource for students and military scholars of one of the most decisive aspects of the First World War

The Doughboys Over There

Using excerpts from letters and diaries, author Susan Provost Beller shares the experiences of the Doughboys fighting ... of the Alamo: Soldiering in the Texas Revolution Yankee Doodle and the Redcoats: Soldiering in the Revolutionary War.

Author: Susan Provost Beller

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 0822562952

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Shares the experiences of the Doughboys fighting in World War I in Europe.

U S Army Recruiting News

... Says Nothing Like It Former Kaiser's Sailor Is Now Yankee Doughboy ; To Be Citizen First Time In Four Years ... local recruiting station , according to a letter just received by Sergeant Robert Surber , in charge of the station .

Author: United States. Adjutant-General's Office





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U S Army Recruiting News

doughboys of the Second and Forty lades which it was destined to win Letters taken from German prisoners Second divisions of ... c lad Gering barrage sigmans stormed the nal rockets , Yankee positions cording to a and only the dediary .






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From Maine to France and Somehow Back Again World War I Experiences of John M Longley and the 26th Yankee Division

The Yankee Doughboy. Branden Press, Inc., Boston, MA. ... History of the Yankee Division. The Cornhill Company, Boston, MA. ... Letters from France 1915-1919 by Eleanor B. Kilham, M.D. Salem, MA. Danforth, Florence Waugh (1920).

Author: Mark D. LeBlanc

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483476839

Category: History


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John M. Longley was a farm boy from rural Maine who went to France as a teenager to fight in The Great War. Somehow, he survived that hell and returned to Maine, but it was only after his wife died that he opened up at some length to his grandson, Mark D. LeBlanc, about his time in the war. This well-researched book highlights the two years that Longley spent with the 103rd Infantry of the 26th “Yankee” Division. The book includes war documents and maps from the National Archives, local newspaper accounts, links to audio clips of Longley talking about the war, and photographs and tips of locations to visit in France. With a focus on the common soldier, From Maine to France and Somehow Back Again is a lively, evocative account of one man’s fight to survive and his unlikely return home.