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"a Band of Brothers for World War I".
The War, Band of Brothers, and Flags of Our Fathers,
the fathers of America’s G.I. Joes were sent off to fight in
another, first, world war – and the individual bravery, suffering,
and tragedy that marked the efforts of one such group of soldiers in
the Great War is vividly and poignantly brought to life in James
Carl Nelson’s The Remains of Company D: A Story of the Great War.
missing tome in a Doughboy canon that has tended to focus on
commanders and sweeping overviews of the American war effort Over
There, The Remains of Company D is a timely and intimate look
at the progenitors of the so-called “Greatest Generation,” and
focuses on the collective experience of one small group of soldiers
-- farmers’ sons, immigrants, and small-town boys -- that was in the
front waves in four of the signature battles of the war: the first
American assault at Cantigny, the bloody “turning of the tide” at
Soissons, the relative cakewalk at St. Mihiel, and the wooded and
bloody slugfest of the Meuse-Argonne.
first small-unit account of the Great War since William March’s 1931
semi-fictional Company K, and inspired by an ancestor’s small
tale of severe wounding at and deliverance from a battlefield near
Soissons in July, 1918, The Remains of Company D tells the
larger story of the hard-fighting Company D, 28th
Infantry Regiment, U. S. First Division, and in its entirety
comprises a perfect microcosm of the American war effort, and of the
price the late-arriving Americans paid in blood and broken lives for
as “one of the very best books of its kind,” “absorbing,” and “an
excellent work of scholarship that makes a serious contribution to
the field of military history and American social history” by Dr.
Douglas V. Johnson II, author of the acclaimed Soissons: 1918;
and as a “poignant personal and historical journey into the hell the
American Doughboy faced on the Western Front” by James H. Hallas,
author of Doughboy War, The Remains of Company D adds
a significant, human, and compelling chapter to the story of
America’s involvement in the First World War.