Author: Jeffrey L. Patrick
Works Published by UNT Press
A Machine-Gunner in France: The Memoirs of Ward Schrantz, 35th Division, 1917-1919
— Vol. 16: of North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series
Published: April, 2019 Pages: 400 Features: 44 b&w illus. 4 maps. Notes. Bib. Index.
This is the WWI memoir of Ward Schrantz, a National Guard officer and machine gun company commander in the Kansas-Missouri 35^th^ Division. He extensively documents his experiences and those of his men, from training at Camp Doniphan to their voyage across the Atlantic, and to their time in the trenches in France’s Vosges Mountains and ultimately to their return home. He devotes much of his memoir to the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, in which the 35^th^ Division suffered heavy casualties and made only moderate gains before being replaced by fresh troops. Schrantz also describes the daily life of a soldier, including living conditions, relations between officers and enlisted men, and the horrific experience of combat. more... about A Machine-Gunner in France: The Memoirs of Ward Schrantz, 35th Division, 1917-1919
Yesterday There Was Glory: With the 4th Division, A.E.F., in World War I Gerald Andrew Howell
— Vol. 11: of North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series
Published: September, 2017 Pages: 464 Features: 45 b&w illus. 5 maps. Notes. Bib. Index.
In 1946, World War I veteran and self-described “buck private in the rear rank” Gerald Andrew Howell finished a memoir of the experiences of his squad from the 39^th^ Infantry Regiment, 4^th^ Division, and their “moments of horror, tragedy, humor, amour, [and] promiscuity” in Europe. This was “the old Army as it used to be,” Howell explains—the saga of the “down-trodden doughboy.” A few months later Howell was dead, his manuscript unpublished. Jeffrey Patrick discovered the memoir and the author’s correspondence with publishers and took on the task of bringing it to publication at last. more... about Yesterday There Was Glory: With the 4th Division, A.E.F., in World War I Gerald Andrew Howell