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By Louis C. Linn,Laura Jane Linn Wright,B.J. Omanson

Of the entire American divisions in global conflict I, the 4th Brigade of Marines, moment department (Regular Army), A.E.F., suffered the main casualties, captured the second one such a lot territory, captured the main enemy prisoners and kit, and received the main for valor. Louis Linn, a tender Marine during this illustrious department, carried a sketchbook and pencil stub, drawing every time he may to take care of his sanity within the insanity of struggle. numerous years after the Armistice, he used those sketches to jot down the tales of occasions that haunted him, that gave him nightmares, that saved him wakeful at evening. by no means sooner than released, Linn’s memoir remembers his education in Norfolk and Quantico, existence within the trenches at Verdun, scuffling with on the conflict of Belleau wooden, his wounding at Soissons and back at St. Mihiel, and his next hospitalization. all through, his sketches and woodcuts painting the motion, offering a brilliant account of the conflict from the trenches.

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