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Unknown soldier, US Army 5th Infantry Division WWI diary, 1917-1918

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Identifier: 2009-031
Scope and Contents 1915 pocket diary, repurposed as a journal by an unknown soldier in the US Army 5th Infantry Division. Very brief entries describe his division's constant movement through France, the soldier's experiences being shelled by the Germans, snipers, dead Frencgh civilians in the streets, gas alarms while in the field, sleeping in holes in the ground, meals eaten, etc. Although each entry is marked with day and date, they are often not correct when compared to a perpetual yearly calendar.
Dates: 1917 - 1918

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  • Subject: World War, 1914-1918 -- Diaries X
  • Names: United States. Army. Division, 5th X