September 2, 1918 – Full diary entry:
“Slept all night at Oderen. Loaded in trucks and rode to Saulxures.”
On Aug. 27, 28 and 29, those elements of the division not in the line were grouped about the town of Gerardmer, and on the thirty-first the division was relieved. The last elements came out on the night of Sept. 2, and on the fourth, fifth and sixth the division entrained for what was known vaguely as the Rosieres area, some 100 kilometers away. That first of September was a notable day, although it did not appear so at the time, for it was the last time the men were to sleep under cover for more than a month, and that month the most trying in their histories.
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