Leaving Thann

June 28, 1918 – Full diary entry:

“Left Thann on foot with packs. Made 10 miles and slept at Freming(?).

Saw a movie show.”


I have a couple of frustrations with this – first, he saw a movie and didn’t bother to write down what it was? Second, I can’t find anything that looks much like “Freming,” so once again I am unsure exactly where he was. But I know he started in Thann, and I know that tomorrow he will be in Saulxures-sur-Moselotte. Given that, my best guess is that he was in Fellering:This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is screen-shot-2019-04-25-at-1.47.53-pm.png

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Chaplain Edwards, in From Doniphan to Verdun:

Leaving [Thann] the 28th we marched back across the mountains to the splendid little manufacturing town of Saulxures. The men had a royal time and will always remember their week’s stay. Some left warm friends, some left their bank rolls, some even left their watches and jewelry.


Unrelated to today’s entry, but I wanted to share a book that was just named a co-winner of the Tomlinson Prize for the year’s best work of history in English on World War One, awarded by the World War One Historical Association: Pershing’s Crusaders: The American Soldier in World War 1. Really excited to read this.

Where was Robert today? See the timeline.

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