An American infantry battalion advanced so far ahead of the other units that it was cut off and surrounded by enemy. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. McCullun covered the Great War, telling it as it was, making it a treasure of World War I literature. On a beautifully carved table was a typewriter, a phonograph, several chairs and a comfortable couch in the room all went to make the place as cozy and homelike as a front line dug-out could be made. Germans in small numbers in our left rear. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the worlds literature.
And this obviously affected McCollum, who had first self-published this tribute to Whittlesey and the entire battalion two years previous made up of poems and first-hand accounts from the soldiers who were there, profusely illustrated by Franklin Sly and Tolman R. . Whittlesey, which was cut off from the remainder of the Seventy-Seventh Division and surrounded by a superior number of the enemy near Charlevaux, in the Forest d'Argonne, from the morning of October 3, 1918, to the night of October 7, 1918. Comprehensive in range rather than exhaustive in depth, the collection was expanded in 2002 through the incorporation of some five hundred books and documents formerly part of the Joseph Cohen Collection of World War I Literature, additions that include extremely rare work by Isaac Rosenberg, arguably chief among the Great War poets. Later editions included other drawings credited to Tolman Reamer.
An anthology of historical pieces and verse collected in honor of the Lost Battalion in France during World War I. The inherent humor was appreciated, noting the collection also depicted the horror soldiers went through. I was lying just behind the German lines concealed beneath some bushes when a German officer walked by and accidentally stepped on my fingers. The Lost Battalion 550 men under the command of Major Charles Whittlesey , was cut off from the rest of the 77th Division in the Argonne Forest in October 1918. Sharing and Usage We will never share, sell, or rent individual personal information with anyone without your advance permission or unless ordered by a court of law. Please note that Sebae's role is limited to the provision of the Site for dissemination and publication of information provided by the Sellers.
Then Prinz started asking me questions in earnest. He was again wounded on the 5th of October, but continued personally organizing and directing the defense of the right flank against enemy attacks. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Illustrations by Franklin Sly and Tolman R. In addition, the booklet is filled with anecdotes and description of soldier life at the front that includes Bully Beef, Cooties, Rain-Rain-Rain, Gassed, Oui Oui Mon Cher, Fighting Mad, Over the Top, The Medal, My Pals and many more. They had to hold their positions until they were able to fight out of the encirclement.
The note was couched in polite terms, praised the bravery of the Americans, and wound up with a demand for surrender in the name of humanity. In reading his poems, I learned that Pt. Cloth is dull, news articles pasted to front endpaper, o. Title in gold on frontboard in gold Slightly worn. He was then blindfolded and returned to our lines. After I had lain there a few minutes I heard several Germans talking excitedly and then very suddenly and very near me a machine gun broke loose and for a short space of time I thought I was being murdered. The Germans had taken advantage of all this by interlacing its ravines, mountains and wooded slopes with barbed wire entanglements and small tripwires in such a manner that every inch of that ground was a helltrap of its own.
Captain Holderman's Citation Reprinted in this publication exclusively by permission of Captain Nelson M. Pages are lightly toned throughout. Illustrated with maps and photographs in sepia half-tones. Gaff draws from new, unimpeachable sources—such as sworn testimony by soldiers who survived the ordeal—to correct the myths and legends and to reveal what really happened in the Argonne Forest during early October 1918. Please keep in mind that you are bidding against other internet bidders as well as floor bidders, phone bidders, and regular absentee bidders this list does not constitute a complete list of bidder types but does highlight the common bidder channels. Mapped photograph of the Lost Battalion in front of title page.
As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Imagine yourself in your own home, even with all modern twentieth century conveniences going without food for a like period and make your own comparison between this and our little gang who had not only gone without food and water, but who for the greater part of that time had been lying out in the cold October rain in muddy funkholes with wounded and dead lying all around us, fighting off attack after attack from the enemy and thinking each minute our last. Whittlesey led the 77th Division in a successful attack on German defenses in the Argonne Forest of northeastern France. McCollum Self Published , 1929. The other Germans carried my comrades over. Home, friends, memories, those things one thinks of in less dangerous places were all forgotten.
Why did you receive an email from us? Officers and men killed numbered 107. Both men were gallant leaders and men that we would follow anywhere. Sketches by Franklin Sly and Tolman R. You will make all payment for Items to the auctioneer in accordance with their terms and conditions. In the meantime my leg started bleeding terribly and paining me so that I hardly cared what happened. I told him I had come from the German Lines and had a letter for Major Whittlesey.
We moved very carefully, going quite a bit of the way on our hands and knees. A near fine copy in the publisher's original title-blocked cloth. Most of them were fanciful, based on stories told by self-nominated heroes or by artists in words who were not there. You and Sebae agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Marion, Florida. As a member of the Lost Battalion, my experiences were as follows: For five days and nights Major Whittlesey and Captain McMurtry had been sending out messengers in the attempt to get information back to the balance of the 77th Division. It is an actual fact that the barrel of it looked to me at that time as large as a shot gun. The British Shilling was last minted for circulation in 1966.