For all the veterans. Thank you.
This reminiscence of the Armistice as experienced by soldiers and marines of the 2d Division AEF is excerpted from the book Trifling with War, by Ray DeWitt Herring (Boston: Meador Publishing Company, 1934). Herring was a member of the 5th Machine Gun Company, 3rd Brigade, 2d Division, AEF.
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“When it became assured the war was to end, the dread uncertainty of the last few hours held anew the terrors of the unknown. To be bumped off on the last day, what devilish luck! And yet such was the fate of many of our own boys, pawns in the hands of ambitious military chiefs.
Note the order:
- On the night of November 10th (actually the early morning of Nov 11th
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