Excerpt from My Fourteen Months at the Front: An American Boys Baptism of FirePrior to my arrival in England the idea of participating in the great war had never entered my head. I went abroad on business, and I expected to return to this countryMoreExcerpt from My Fourteen Months at the Front: An American Boys Baptism of FirePrior to my arrival in England the idea of participating in the great war had never entered my head. I went abroad on business, and I expected to return to this country as soon as my work was completed.
It seemed, though, that Fate decreed otherwise. I had been in England a good many times before, and in France and Belgium, too, for that matter. My father was a sea captain, and I was born aboard his ship- in fact I lived the first six years of my life on shipboard.
This last trip across the Atlantic made the twenty-third time for me, so I was quite at home in the British Isles. Almost before I knew it I had taken the step that was responsible for the most terrible yet wonderful experience that ever came to me.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy.
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