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Described as the biography of a common soldier with thirty three years of service in the American Army, this 'uncommon' soldier distinguished himself in the Argonne in World War I and several other conflicts. Samuel Woodfill was regarded as being a true American frontiersman who seems to have had many and varied adventures, given such chapter headings as: I Was Born with a Gun in My Hands; A Surprise Attack and Escape Over A Precipice; Out of Company C Only Four Men Survived; The Tragedy of A Medicine Man; The Strange End of Sam Gowler and many others just as intriguing. Illustrated with black and white photographs.
The extraordinary phenomenon of the war postcard - reflections of the full range of responses to the most murderous and ghastly of all wars. The chapters herein include: story postcards, military subjects, heroism and agony, religious themes, humour, animal and field postcards - even those embroidered with silk and very beautiful still today. Even propaganda is represented. Almost three hundred post cards are reproduced - individual historic documents of a bygone age. Photos in colour and black and white.