God Have Mercy On Us!: A Story of 1918

William T. Scanlon


God Have Mercy On Us!: A Story of 1918

God Have Mercy On Us!: A Story of 1918

  • Title: God Have Mercy On Us!: A Story of 1918
  • Author: William T. Scanlon
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 146
  • Format: Hardcover



Sergeant Scanlon was with the 97th Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Brigade, U.S 2nd Division and wrote this first person fictional memoir of Marines in action from Belleau Wood through the Champagne, Soissons, the Meuse Argonne and ending with the Armistice.


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When it comes to The Great War, I tend to enjoy the vintage titles rather than the newer historical fiction that uses it as a backdrop with some mandatory cameos by the military brass. Sure, some of the first-hand accounts - such as Scanlon's - lack finesse and polish, but it puts the reader right in the boots of the soldier risking his neck on the front line. By the end of this, I had a no-frills picture of what the average soldier had to endure day after day, whether it was a blow-by-blow fire [...]

The author served during WWI as a Marine in 3/6, 4th Brigade, 2nd Division AEF in all the major battles Belleau Wood, Soissons, Saint-Mihiel and Blanc Mont to the wars end, as a corporal rising to acting sergeant.Written in first person in 1929 just 10 years after the troops came home it is listed as a novel possibly in that time period for legal purposes. Aside from a slight error with the name of a battalion commander this account appears to boarder a genuine historical memoir.The book started [...]


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