A Hilltop on the Marne by Mildred Aldrich | Project Gutenberg

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‘Being Letters Written June 3 – September 8, 1914’, recounting the experiences of Mildred Aldrich, American author, in France immediately before the outbreak of war and as an inhabitant of the combat zone in August and September 1914, during which she witnessed the Battle of the Marne and was able to speak to various combatants. Aldrich emigrated to France in 1898, and in June 1914 moved into a cottage overlooking the Marne valley. She was awarded the Legion d’Honneur in 1922 for influencing popular opinion in the United States in favour of joining the Allies.

I. June 3, 1914
II. June 18, 1914
III. June 20, 1914
IV. July 16, 1914
V. July 30, 1914
VI. August 2, 1914
VII. August 3, 1914
VIII. August 10, 1914
IX. August 17, 1914
X. August 24, 1914
XI. September 8, 1914
XII. September 8, 1914
XIII. September 8, 1914
XIV. September 8, 1914
XV. September 8, 1914
XVI September 8, 1914

Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1916 [10th Imp.]

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Richard Marshall is studying for a doctorate in the literature of ancient Rome at Wadham College, Oxford, and is a tutor for Ancient History at St Benet’s Hall. In addition to Classics, he has a long-standing interest in the tactics and material culture of the British Army, especially of the period spanned by the Cardwell Reforms and First World War. He has a large collection of original uniform and equipment items used for teaching and research purposes, and is currently exploring the evolution of British military clothing and accoutrements in response to changes in fashion and warfare for eventual publication. He previously worked as a cataloguer for the Oxford University Great War Archive.
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