By Louis C. Linn,Laura Jane Linn Wright,B.J. Omanson

Of the entire American divisions in global battle I, the 4th Brigade of Marines, moment department (Regular Army), A.E.F., suffered the main casualties, captured the second one so much territory, captured the main enemy prisoners and kit, and gained the main for valor. Louis Linn, a tender Marine during this illustrious department, carried a sketchbook and pencil stub, drawing every time he may well to take care of his sanity within the insanity of warfare. numerous years after the Armistice, he used those sketches to write down the tales of occasions that haunted him, that gave him nightmares, that stored him wakeful at evening. by no means prior to released, Linn’s memoir recollects his education in Norfolk and Quantico, lifestyles within the trenches at Verdun, combating on the conflict of Belleau wooden, his wounding at Soissons and back at St. Mihiel, and his next hospitalization. all through, his sketches and woodcuts painting the motion, delivering a vibrant account of the warfare from the trenches.

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