A Yankee in the Trenches

By: Holmes, R. Derby

Price: $125.00

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Book Condition: Very Good


5th printing. Ink owner stamps on endpapers, jacket rubbed with some loss from corners, split to jacket on front edge along spine. 1918 Hard Cover. viii, [4], 214, [2] pp. 8vo. Includes jacket with wrap-around illustration graphically depicting troops attempting to disable a tank. The actual life of a soldier on the Western front in billets, in the trenches, over the top, across no-man's land and in hand-to-hand conflicts with the Germans is here vividly related by a gallant young American who fought in the English army, until, twice wounded, he was invalided home. Corporal Holmes fought in the battles of the Somme where he witnessed the first of the tanks in action. He participated in thrilling charges, and he only ceased 'strafing the Hun' when wounded and sent back to 'Blighty.' He tells his many and varied experiences in trench and billets in a straightforward manner - experiences just like those our United States troops are undergoing in France. This is not a book that depicts mainly the horrors of war, for the lighter side is adequately presented by this soldier boy. It is a narrative to stir the heart and kindle the imagination of the reader.

Title: A Yankee in the Trenches

Author: Holmes, R. Derby

Categories: World War I, Military,

Edition: 5th Printing

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company: 1918

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Seller ID: 2276963

Keywords: MILITARY BIOGRAPHY HISTORY WORLD WAR I WWI TRENCHES TRENCH WARFARE SOLDIER,