Seventy-first New York in the World War

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J. J. Little & Ives Company, 1922 - 522 pages

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Page 270 - ... individual, your part in the. world war has been an important one in the sum total of our achievements. Whether keeping lonely vigil in the trenches, or gallantly storming the enemy's stronghold; whether enduring monotonous drudgery at the rear, or sustaining .the fighting line at the front, each has bravely and efficiently played his part. By willing sacrifice of personal rights; by cheerful endurance of hardship and privation; by vigor, strength and indomitable will, made effective by thorough...
Page 274 - American Corps has now been withdrawn from the line, and my official association with you and your troops has been, for the time being, suspended, I desire to express to you the great pleasure that it has been to me and to the troops of the Australian Army Corps to have been so closely allied to you in the recent very important battle operations which have resulted in the breaking through of the main Hindenburg Line on the front of the Fourth British Army.
Page 276 - Bony, will rank with the highest achievements of the war. They will always be remembered by the British regiments that fought beside you. Since that date, through three weeks of almost continuous fighting, you advanced from one success to another, overcoming all resistance, beating off numerous counterattacks, and capturing several thousand prisoners and many guns. The names of Brancourt, Premont, Vaux-Andigny, St.
Page 378 - France, September 29, 1918. During the operations against the Hindenburg line, he was wounded early in the action but continued to advance with his company, and declined to go to the rear for medical treatment. Later in the engagement he was killed by a machinegun bullet. His gallantry and bravery and absolute disregard tor his personal safety was a splendid example to all ranks.
Page 272 - Corps has been carried out on this their first experience as a fighting Corps in the line of battle has filled me with admiration, and I attribute it largely to the zeal and unity of purpose which has throughout animated the whole Corps. The outstanding feature of their recent victories has been the surprising gallantry and self-sacrifice of the regimental officers and men. I congratulate them on their prowess and offer them one and all my warmest thanks for the leading part they have taken in the...

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