June 25, 1918 – Full diary entry:
“Saw a Bochie plane get hit + fall.
Amer. Artillery bombarded a town across the line.
Wrote to Nora + Dad.
Christ made me a cherry pie.”
“Boche” is a derisive term that was used in France after the Franco-Prussian war (1870) and clearly was commonly used in the American army. Both Robert and Chaplain Edwards use it often to refer to the Germans.
Where was Robert today? See the timeline.