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Stirring Experiences in France
P. C. Woloott, a member of Mr.
Hoover's personal staff, who was
with the United States Food Ad
ministrator on his previous visit
to France, tells several heart
gripping stories oT; their, visit to
"On the fifteenth of July the
Germans began feeling their way
with long-range, heavy-caliber
guns, firing toward the I'lrmli
and American lines; and for three
tumbled out; it was rain-soaked.
I opened it, and on the flyleaf was
a lender message from the boy's
mother a woman in Indiana to
her buy at Paris Island.
"One afternoon I visited a
Prciuli evacuation hospital near
SoIssoih, alau'st in range of the
guns, fu.ji ally bombarded by
ilie German aeroplanes at night;
ih ere weie ",'10 cots all filled.
I hey had moved four times in
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days that kept up, eventually com-! Miree months, and among the 300
ing down to the smaller caliber woun.ieu mere were about sixty
guns. During those three days! Americans. The casualties we
the machine gunners of the O Jr-, so ,,0i,v.v 1,,e Americans had to be
man line crept up under cover 0f;,flkpI1 hl wi1h ,,,e French. Sixty
darkness and occupied a place tllo"'l Americans in a month
about three miles, nearer Paris!'11 that Chateau-Thierry sector,
than Chateau-Thierry, a place T1,ese fellow were piling into the
that will always be known in his-!tl,e evacuation hospitals at night,
tow as the must advanced posi-j "Pirated and sent back to the
lion toward Paris, called Relleau ,,i,se """P'tnl" quickly as pos
"Let us stop at three or four of j
these cots and see how our boys
talk. 1 was introduced as a mein
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Jibe seeu in the open before the
Germans began to fire. A hurried
Woods, a woods about 100 acres;
'of second growth hard wood with
dense undergrowth. It was a
ltiw-lying piece of ground Hanked
by low hills.
"The hills had been taken by
the Germans, who had entrenched
there; Belleau Woods literally
with machine guns. The
had been cut away
in front of each gun in a radius of
1.1 to IS feet, so that the attack-
parties coining through could
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cenferenee was held between the
Trench and American oflicers.
Degoutt. General Kd-
i1 wards, General Bundy and others
rppresenting the army that held
that sector. General Degoutt in
i v.rrinaiul. the situation was
.liiical. Some of the Trench sol-!
i'dieis were telling our men that
laey believed i lie only thing left
for them to do was slow retire
ment with heavy rear-guard ac
tion. You could not say the
1- renchinan was frightened ; but
discouraged. At ' o'clock on the
morning of the 18th of July they
threw into the breach against the
very apex of the German army
three American divisions brigad
ed among the French. "
"You can't be on French soil
many hours today without hear
ing the numbers of those divisi
ons. Every man, woman and
child in France knows them. See
that you never forget them the
1st, 2nd and 2(ith. There are
many others the 2Sth, :12nd,
4."?rd, 4th and 5th which were
gradually brought in ; but these
three, divisions stood the apex.
The 2(!th had marked their motor
trucks "Y. 1." They were known
as the 'Yankee Devils'; they cor
respond to the 'Blue Devils' of
Trance; and the French will tell
you that no men ever fought hard
er than those men fought for
diese three vital days that turned
the 1 i;h Tliov IimjI ihii.tu-ii
f J -elves in wave upon wave; their
niliics in a few davs had
ieiriii'i ,.n ner cent anion'' the
per (cut among the
.Martin's o; the 2nd
were thnr.vn in., then ike re-T of
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lie 1st. then the
1 strr.g:l's w" i
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''! s i, v.';j " vre ihere. Snme of the
::;-a:-hy villages were still smok
"in jr. Dead !:o?srs were in the
read covered over with a little
:!:kride of lime. Hodies were
; "i j cl of their clothes and bur
ied w! -ere they fell; here a Ger-
lan and (here a Frenchman or an
'American; and as we walked
I through these nests of machine
her of the U. H. Food Administra
tion to one fellow, a captain,
from Texas, and the captain said:
"You are just the man I want to
see. My mother writes me she
has not eaten any wheat since
April last, and I think you are
overdoing it. She is worried a
bout me and I am afraid this will
make her sick. Why won't you
let up?' I told him not to worry,
that the people of the United
States were not being injured,
that his mother would not stoo
iier sacrifice until the order was
rescinded, even if we t hi her. I
thought I had satisfied his mind.
I then asked him about his
wound, and lie said, ' Have a hole
in my hip; but I am not suffering;
much pain,' and turning to his
nurse said, 'I will soon be around,
won't I ?' and she nodded gravely.
I went on, but his nurse soon
came ulter me and said, 'The cap
tain would likv to see yon agi.in
I went back, lie said, 'I won't
be satisfied unless you promise
me that as soon as you get back
you will write to my mother and
tell her she can go on eating
wheat.' 1 said, 'Of course I will
do that. You mustn't worry
about your mother. We are doing
nothing in America compared
with what you are doing.'
''The nurse walked along with
me, and I asked her, 'How badly
is he hurt?' She replied- 'I'm
afraid he won't live; his spinal
column is injured.' Another case,
a boy sat with his head propped
up, sipping a cup of tea. He had
but one arm that he could use and
lie was sipping away at his tea.
He looked a little bit sheepish as
he said, 'There is something I
would like to ask yon to do and
I don't think I ought to.' I said,
'What is it?' (He was a private.)
I wish you would reach under my
pillow; I can't do it; I am not
just right.' (lie was paralizcd.)
I reached mi l r Ids pillow and
found a small package, and in a
kind of cii:').u ; issed' aitob'iret ic
way. ! said. 'That isn't anything
tittle head brace
ild like to have it
We are in ;t get
; I havvu't heard
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'. been hit in the back and the
nurse said he would die that night.
There he was, sipping lii.s tea,
-u.iiling, thinking of his sister.
Another boy I saw had his arm
bandaged. I asked how badly lie
was hurt. He said. 'Oh. thev had
guns, with the guns still in place. ,() tilkt. I11V h.n il:)ll1 oir. ,,nt it ,
healing up perfectly; it is about
all right now,' and he added with
we could see see the hamhtohaud
conflicts, the clothing ripped by
the bayonet, or a helmet battered
with the butt of a musket.
"A leather cartridge pocket had
been torn off from the belt in a
bay.-net duel betxvevn an Ameri
can a id a German, -md we picked
it up. It had been opened in fall
ing, and a small lestameut in
stead of of a cartridge clip had
a sly glance at his nurse, 'here I
lixed it up with my nurse here to
get me a new hand; my trigger
linger is all right, and I will soon
be back at the Hoche.'
"I would have gone to France
just to hear that boy make that
statement. I knew then the
ISoche were beaten."
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