Dixmude: The Epic of the French Marines (October 17 – November 10, 1914) by Charles Le Goffic | Project Gutenberg

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Account of the actions fought by the French Brigade of Marines (Fusiliers Marins) in Belgium, 1914, by French novelist Charles Le Goffic. Translated from the French by Florence Simmonds.

CONTENTS
Introduction: p. i—xv
I. Towards Ghent: p. 1
II. The Battle of Melle: p. 11
III. Retreat: p. 29
IV. On the Yser: p. 35
V. Dixmude: p. 42
VI. The Capture of Beerst: p. 52
VII. The First Effects of the Bombardment: p. 70
VIII. The Inundation: p. 94
IX. The Murder of Commander Jeanniot: p. 99
X. In the Trenches: p. 117
XI. The Attack on the Château de Woumen: p. 133
XII. The Death of Dixmude: p. 142

London: William Heinemann, 1916.

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