In honor of Armistice Day, and the heroic sacrifices of American military personnel in The Great War, November’s banner features a troop train in France, transporting some valiant doughboys from the U.S. Army’s Fourth Division to the front. They may be about to enter action at Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel, or Meuse-Argonne.
10660 members of this unit will be wounded in action. 2160 will not return home again.
This train, like all trains featured on this blog, runs on subjective time, but it won’t come back ’til it’s over, over there.
The photo comes from the Military History Institute archives at Ft. Carlisle, PA, and can be found at http://warchronicle.com/units/US/4th/combat.htm , along with more information about the exploits of 4th Division.