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Book The smell of war : three Americans in the trenches of World War I / edited with commentary by Virginia Bernhard.
Associated Name: Bernhard, Virginia, 1937- editor.
Associated Name: Hogg, Mike, 1885-1941.
Associated Name: Wythe, George, 1893-1990.
Associated Name: Beston, Henry, 1888-1968.
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Call Number D640.A2 S54 2018
Media class: Book
Edition: First edition.
Publisher: College Station : Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781623495985 1623495989
Series title: C. A. Brannen series ; number fourteen
Extent: xvi, 161 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
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"'The war has a smell that clings to everything military, fills the troop-trains, hospitals, and cantonments, and saturates one's own clothing, a smell compounded of horse, chemicals, sweat, mud, dirt, and human beings.' -- Henry Sheahan. The smell of War opens with these evocative words, penned just over a century ago by an ambulance driver in the Great War. Historian Virginia Bernhard has deftly woven together the memoirs and letters of three American soldiers -- Henry Sheahan, Mike Hogg, and George Wythe -- to capture a vivid, poignant portrayal of what it was like to be 'over there'. These firsthand recollections focus the lens of history onto one small corner of the war, into one small battlefield, and in doing so they reveal new perspectives on the horrors of trench warfare, life in training camps, transportation and the impact of technology, and the post-armistice American army of occupation ... The Smell of War, by collecting and annotating the words of these three individuals, paints a new and revealing literary portrait of the Great War and those who served in it" -- Cover.
The "wood of death" : 1914-1918 -- The coming of war : 1914 -- The ambulance driver : 1915-1916 -- The soldiers : 1917-1919.