WW1

That’s Why He’s Called a “Foot” Soldier (1914)

In the early morning of September 7, we had a very short march into a wood near Artonges.  Here we saw something which was not agreeable to see; many supply wagons returning hastily and in bad condition.  The drivers told us about a retreat of our troops, about heavy casualties, about a defeat, etc.  We were anxious about the battle, which we could only hear, but not see. About 8 o'clock AM, we marched to Villemoyenne and began digging in there, our front to the west.  We could not understand this situation because to date we had been driving the…
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