Excerpt from History of the 101st Machine Gun BattalionN January, 1919, when the Battalion was billeted in Louvieres, someone conceived the idea that the story of our experiences in France ought to be put into permanent form. Accordingly, a general committee from each Company, Headquarters, and the Sanitary Detachment met in the orderly room and elected a Board of Editors and Business Managers. NO...
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idea was put forward as to the make-up of the book; but it was de cided that a history of the Battalion must be written, with a complete record of the individual personnel. This information was collected from Company and Battalion records, and from the men themselves. On arrival at Camp Devens, photographs of each platoon were taken in such a way that cuts could be easily made of the individuals. This, however, did not account for the men who had previously left the outfit, so every effort was made to get in touch with all Of them. It proved to be a slow and difficult undertaking, but by long persistence we have been able to report, All present or accounted for!It is hoped that this book will be treasured by our men as a memento of those stirring days spent together in the service of our Country, and that in years to come it may continue to call to mind the incidents that went to make up our daily life over there. We hope it will bring the picture of our great adventure to the imagination of those who could not Share it with us.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.