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Prospectus of the Allied World War Veterans free pdf Excerpt from Prospectus of the Allied World War Veterans: Containing Constitution and by-Laws and Outline of General Purposes Early in the Summer of 1918, on one of the Motion Picture "lots" in the City of Los Angeles, five Veterans of the Great World War sat on a bench waiting for something to turn up in the shape of a job. Each one of these men had an interesting story of his own, a story that only those who have gone down to Hell can tell. Each one had done his "bit," had been "Over there" with one or the other of the Allied forces. One had been gassed, had lain in the Base for months, and finally the medico said "Physically unfit for further service," and "Scotty" was sent home, a mere shell of the big, robust boy who had two years previous left his mothers fireside and gone down to Hell to help wipe out the Hun. Scotties' voice was nearly gone, medico said that he hadn't enough lung left, and now he had come to California to try to recuperate, and regain what the Huns caused him to lose. Another had a bum hip, shot away with shrapnel, no chance to ever get it back, and now he will walk with a bad limp the rest of his life. Another had a peculiar stutter in his voice, and his arms and hands twitched all the time - shell shock - standing too near an ammunition dump when a big Bertha landed in the midst of it. He awoke about 20 days later in a hospital ship on the way to "blighty." Another had a bad scar right near the heart - Hun bayonet got him, left for dead in No Man's Land, crawled back after dark. "Blighty," said Pills, and the War was over for him. The other had stopped the butt end of a Fritzie rifle with his head in a hand to hand melee "out there." Suddenly Scotty was "pinned" with a brilliant idea. "Let's organize a little society and call ourselves the Fragments from France." "Great," said the others, "Great idea. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This 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. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Author : Unknown Author
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1332093000
EAN : 9781332093007
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 28 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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