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“Went over the top to mop up the woods. Met resistance and dug in.” (Diary, 11/26/1918)

   Joseph A. Schweizer
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War: World War, 1914-1918
Branch: Army
Unit: Company A, 303rd Ammunition Train
Service Location: United States; England; France; Belgium; Europe
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Little is known about Joseph Schweizer, beyond the brief details of his service that he recorded in his diary. In short, stark sentences, he reports his unit’s movements and notes artillery barrages, objectives captured and numbers wounded and killed. Though his tone is dispassionate, the frequent notes of artillery, machine gun fire, casualties and trips “over the top” make clear that his experience was anything but uneventful.

»Handwritten diary by Joseph A. Schweizer [May 1918 - May 1919]

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