Weston Emmart was a GI in Patton's Third Army. Far from harrowing, his sketches in the main are unexpectedly light-hearted, focusing on moments of humour, bathos and boredom. Particularly moving are his portrayals of what life was like for a young American suddenly finding himself stationed in unfamiliar British cities such as London and Liverpool.
1. Leaving home.
2. The heat of battle.
3. Having one's wounds tended.
4. Enduring the terrible provisions.
5. Taking a tumble.
6. Strenuous physical labour.
7. The pitfalls of close-quarter living.
8. Unexpected obstacles.
9. The joy of downtime.
10. Feeling homesick while out at sea.
11. Everyday irritations on board.
13. Adjusting to English culture.
14. London traffic.
15. Arriving in Liverpool in the middle of a blackout.
16. The English climate.
17. Crossing the Saar river.
18. Defending the Maginot Line.
19. And the excitement of coming home.
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