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Would you try another book from Matthew J. Davenport and/or Mel Foster?
Yes to both
What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)
I don't know - stopped reading just over half way.Grew weary of "he fell dead" etc etc etc....
What does Mel Foster bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
I don't know.
Was First Over There worth the listening time?
Any additional comments?
Enjoyed parts about Senator Sam Ervin D NC.His taking a demotion from commissioned officer to PFC just to remain in the war was remarkable.This after he was cleared of a dereliction of duty charge.
Davenport does an excellent job intertwining into his narrative first hand accounts of young doughboys and their officers tasked with taking an insignificant town on the Western front in the Spring of 1918. While the strategic value of the town was limited, the resolve and effectiveness of the American troops showed the world the United States was an emerging power. The show of force and resolve was carefully planned by senior officers in the 1st Army but only possible through the leadership of young captains, lieutenants NCOS and individual soldiers. Their tales of duty, fear, pain, suffering and the death of themselves and their fellow soldiers reminds readers causality reports during this great conflict were not just numbers, but stories of the men and their families.