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Dixmude

Auhtor: Charles Le Goffic

Language: english
Published: 1916

Genres:

war,  history
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Review by Stephen M. Charme, January 2005


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'Dixmude':

... ghost. The deepest and tenderest words I heard uttered concerning Naval Lieutenant Martin des Pallires were spoken by a Marine of the Rue des Martyrs, ...
... Flanders. One of the heroes of Dixmude, Naval Lieutenant Georges Hbert, said that the Fusiliers had gained more than a naval battle there. My only objection ...
... leaving a battalion in reserve to the north of Melle a fraction of the 1st Regiment, under Commander Delage, was to advance between Heusden and Goudenhaut, ...
... the first lines and the outposts and even beyond them, as at Melle. Here, adds the narrator, he was on an armoured car, but . on the step, entirely ...
... far from solid we were on the railway embankment, and the trenches consisted of a few holes dug between the rails the bridge had not even been barricaded ...
... back the enemy, who was concentrating in another direction, and was diverted by fears for Woumen, and finally to co-operate in the recapture of Pervyse ...
... to suggest certain reflections. This was perhaps one of the few instances in which ante-bellum preparations had turned against their authors. The machine-gun ...
... had been distributed from Caeskerke to Saint-Jacques-Cappelle. The Admiral, who wished to direct their operations himself, had these batteries connected ...
... themselves to be cut to pieces sooner than give way. Some of them had thrown off their great-coats that they might move more freely. The old corsair ...
... bayo play.. You might have supposed that after this dance we had claims to a turn at the buffet, writes a second quartermaster. Not a bit ...
... of the defence, where the vigorous attitude of our sailors deluded him into the belief that he had to deal with superior numbers, the foe pushed forward ...
... an attack upon Dixmude, failed signally. But the Belgians were becoming worn out. [43] R. Kimley (op. cit.), quoting Lieutenant Hbert, offers another ...
... they wandered about, seeking an issue which would enable them to rejoin their lines. It was raining the whole time. Weary of wading through the mud, ...
... the neighbourhood. Some Belgian soldiers joined the sailors, and a battue of Boches began in the marshy meadows. We heard cries of There they ...
... (See M. Thomas Couture's narrative at the end of this chapter.). X. IN THE TRENCHES. Thus ended this dramatic episode, of which neither the genesis ...
... had put on no amenity. One of my men, says De Nanteuil, found the severed hand of a small child in a German's knapsack. And at Eessen, where the vicaire ...
... by their vigorous resistance. XII. THE DEATH OF DIXMUDE. She is not quite dead yet, however. Scalped, shattered, and burnt as she is, she still ...
... shouted De Nanteuil. Into the trenches.. [Illustration: OLD HOUSES ON THE HANDZAEME CANAL]. He himself went to an exposed point to observe the ...
... had covered his escape. The eighth company, in reserve, reinforced by a section of the fifth company of the 2nd Regiment, under Commander Mauros and ...
... 137, 146: Wouwen changed to Woumen. Page 162: Lige changed to Lige. . Recommended ReadingLoved this book? Other books that may be interesting ...