Father Duffy S Story A Tale Of Humor And Heroism Of Life And Death With The Fighting Sixty Ninth Illustrated Edition

Author: Father Francis Patrick Duffy
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1782891838
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Father Duffy S Story A Tale Of Humor And Heroism Of Life And Death With The Fighting Sixty Ninth Illustrated Edition . [Includes 8 photograph illustrations] On the northern half of Times Square in the heart of New York is a square named after Father Francis Patrick Duffy, a priest whose faith in God was only matched by the attachment to his flock. He is mainly known for his legendary exploits as chaplain of the Fighting Sixty-Ninth regiment (renumbered the 165th in Federal Army List) in the First World War. The regiment, composed of mainly troops of Irish heritage, had historically been at the forefront of the Civil War fighting at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. When the regiment marched to battle in the First World War, the troops were also mainly of an Irish Catholic background, headed by Father Duffy, who was never content to see the men of his charge go off to the front alone and frequently went into the maelstrom of battle as a stretcher bearer. Duffy and his regiment fought at Lunéville enduring a gas attack, before engaging at the Battle of the Ourcq and taking part in the two major American offensives at St. Mihiel and in the Argonne. Perhaps no finer compliment to him was paid by the regimental commander who stated that he and his actions were the key to the keeping unit’s morale high. A fine memoir by a towering figure in American First World War history. “Diary/memoir, June 1917—April 1919. Duffy was chaplain of the 165th Infantry, 42nd Division. An exciting account by the legendary chaplain, recounting his exploits in St. Mihiel, the Argonne, and elsewhere.”- p. 120, Edward Lengel, World War I Memories, 2004, The Scarecrow Press, Lanham Maryland, Toronto, Oxford.

Father Duffy S Story

Author: Francis Patrick Duffy
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
ISBN: 9781417905966
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Father Duffy S Story. 1919. With an historical appendix by Joyce Kilmer. From the Preface: Battles are not fought by commanding officers alone, not even by chaplains unaided; and the men who do the fighting usually get little personal credit for their valor. My chronicle claims no merit save that of being true. The only critics I had in mind while writing it were those who fought in France. If they say that the pictures are true, I am content. The diary style has been deliberately chosen because it permits the introduction of incidents, and also lends itself to the telling a plain unvarnished tale. Contents: Preparations at Home; In Training Abroad; The Luneville Sector; The Baccarat Sector; The Champagne Defensive; The Battle of the Ourcq; After the Battle; The St. Mihiel Offensive; The Argonne Offensive; and With the Army of Occupation.

Father Duffys Story A Tale Of

Author: Francis Patrick 1871-1932 Duffy
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9781362191315
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Duffy S War

Author: Stephen L. Harris
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1574886517
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Duffy S War. A rip-roaring account of the famous Irish regiment from New York City

The Yanks Are Coming

Author: H. W. Crocker, III
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
ISBN: 162157279X
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The Yanks Are Coming . Bestselling military historian H. W. Crocker III (The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War, Robert E. Lee on Leadership, etc.) now turns his guns on the epic story of America’s involvement in the First World War with his new book The Yanks Are Coming: A Military History of the United States in World War I. 2014 marks the centenary of the beginning of that war, and in Crocker’s sweeping, American-focused account, readers will learn: How George S. Patton, Douglas MacArthur, George C. Marshall (of the Marshall Plan), "Wild Bill" Donovan (future founder of the OSS, the World War II precursor to the CIA), Harry S. Truman, and many other American heroes earned their military spurs in "The Great War" Why, despite the efforts of the almost absurdly pacifistic administration of Woodrow Wilson, American involvement in the war was inevitable How the First World War was "the War that Made the Modern World"—sweeping away most of the crowned heads of Europe, redrawing the map of the Middle East, setting the stage for the rise of communism and fascism Why the First World War marked America’s transition from a frontier power—some of our World War I generals had actually fought Indians—to a global superpower, with World War I generals like Douglas MacArthur living to see, and help shape, the nuclear age "The Young Lions of the War" -- heroes who should not be forgotten, like air ace Eddie Rickenbacker, Sergeant Alvin York (memorably portrayed by Gary Cooper in the Academy Award–winning movie Sergeant York), and all four of Theodore Roosevelt’s sons (one of whom was killed) Stirring, and full of brilliantly told stories of men at war, The Yanks Are Coming will be the essential book for readers interested in rediscovering America’s role in the First World War on its hundredth anniversary.

The Fighting 69th

Author: Richard Demeter
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The Fighting 69th. History of the 69th New York Regiment from its founding in 1851 through its service in the Civil War, along the Mexican Border, and in World Wars I and II.

Trench Knives And Mustard Gas

Author: Hugh S. Thompson
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1603446540
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Trench Knives And Mustard Gas. "Thompson takes the reader on a journey with the 168th regiment of the 42nd Rainbow Division through the villages, towns, battlefields, and hospitals of France. He points out the sights along the way and has a knack for compressing a complex reflection on life into a single sentence. Severely wounded in his arm and back, Thompson reassesses his situation after visiting comrades who lost arms or legs. "I went back to my tent," he recalls, "almost ashamed of my own lucky wounds."".