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Catalog Number 1938.100.41
Object Name Poem
Accession number 1938.100
Description Poem

Full transcription of text follows:

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Who won the war? I said the M.P. I helped keep order if t wasn't for me. Where would we be I dunno' said a man in a uniform tan, I earned more than my pay, with the Y.M.C.A. We took in donations, with accomodations It would have been our disaster if we hadn't held said the thief quartermaster yes we helped to save France with the advance

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It wouldn't be right said the U.S. marine We won the war, that's the answer, clean, of course, said a surgeon at base no Ten, The long-range gun hit one of our men Then a poor little doughboy, smiling cheery, a veteran of Verdun and Chateau Thierry, St. Mihiel and the Marne, and gassed in Lorraine, Heard all these warriors bitterly complain.

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We turned away, and could hear no more. Well I wonder what we came over for?

(Signed) R.A. Stenhenge

From the service of Eleanor McGee, American Red Cross nurse at Base Hospital # 23 "The Nouvel" located in Vittel, Vosges, France from 1918-1919 (?).
Date n.d.
Year Range from 1918
Year Range to 1919
Subjects World War I