The 140th Arrives Over There

May 6, 1918 – Full diary entry:

“Saw N. Highlands Scotland + Irish Islands early today. Are getting baggage ready. Foggy + raining.

Am broke.

Fired at post twice, thought it was a submarine. Port at 11p.m.”

Chaplain Edwards in From Doniphan to Verdun: The Official History of the 140th Infantry:

Southward through the North Channel, along the Scottish coast, past the Isle of Man, we finally entered the mouth of the river Mersey and docked at Liverpool. England is a beautiful country, but it never looked more beautiful to anyone than it did to the One Hundred and Fortieth on that seventh of May.

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