The FIGHTING ENGINEERS. WWI, Francis A. Collins.


New York: The Century Co., 1918. 1st edition. [10], 200, [6] pp. Adverts last 6 pp. 31 illustrations from photographs. Crown 8vo. 7-5/8" x 5-1/8". Red cloth binding with black lettering/front board pictorial vignette (of a WWI tank). VG (slight splay to boards/top edge foxed)/VG (chipping to extremities, most notable at spine ends [no text loss]). Item #26829.2

"When the American public thinks of its army in France it usually thinks only of the infantry, cavalry, or artillery. But in this age a locomotive may prove more deadly than a battery, and the skilful [sic] and rapid building or destruction of a bridge may decide a battle; and the engineers face perils as treat as any of their brothers arrayed against the Huns. Indeed, for the first year of the war the greatest exploits of the American Army in France were the marvels achieved by the engineering branch of the service. ... It is the story of our engineers which this book gives.." [dj blurb].

Price: $75.00

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