”And they thought we wouldn’t fight” By Floyd Phillips Gibbons PDF
Download ”And they thought we wouldn’t fight” By Floyd Phillips Gibbons PDF book free online – From ”And they thought we wouldn’t fight” By Floyd Phillips Gibbons PDF: Marshal Foch, the commander of eleven million bayonets, has written that no man is more qualified than Gibbons to tell the true story of the Western Front. General Pershing, Commander-in-Chief of the American Expeditionary Forces, has said that it was Gibbons’ great opportunity to give the people in America a life-like picture of the work of the American soldier in France.
This was the peril of the troop ship. This was the tremendous advantage which the enemy held over our armies even before they reached the field. This was the unprecedented condition which the United States and Allied navies had to cope with in the great undertaking of transporting our forces overseas.
Any one who has crossed the ocean, even in the normal times before shark-like Kultur skulked beneath the water, has experienced the feeling of human helplessness that comes in mid-ocean when one considers the comparative frailty of such man-made devices as even the most modern turbine liners, with the enormous power of the wilderness of water over which one sails.