An American Soldier in World War I

An American Soldier in World War I

eBook - 2006
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George Brownie Browne was a twenty-three-year-old civil engineer in Waterbury, Connecticut, when the United States entered the Great War in 1917. He enlisted almost immediately and served in the American Expeditionary Forces until his discharge in 1919. An American Soldier in World War I is an edited collection of more than one hundred letters that Browne wrote to his fiancee, Martha Marty Johnson, describing his experiences during World War I as part of the famed 42nd, or Rainbow, Division. This extraordinary collection of Brownies letters reveals the day-to-day life of an American soldier in the European theater. The difficulties of training, transportation to France, dangers of combat, and the ultimate strain on George and Martys relationship are all captured in these pages. David L. Snead weaves the Browne correspondence into a wider narrative about combat, hope, and service among the American troops. By providing a description of the experiences of an average American soldier serving in the American Expeditionary Forces in France, this study makes a valuable contribution to the history and historiography of American participation in World War I."
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2006.
ISBN: 9780803256361
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 volume).
Additional Contributors: Snead, David L. (David Lindsey)


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Aug 11, 2018

I enjoyed the history by the author interspersed with Brownie’s letters to his sweetheart. The eye witness account of a soldier in an engineering division was unique in my experience. Book left me wanting more.

KEVIN DOWD Sep 19, 2011

Boring... some overview of the action in WW1 but composed of some guy's letters mixed with commentary.

boring letters mixed with mediocre commentary

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