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Rendezvous with Death : The Americans Who Joined the Foreign Legion in 1914 to Fight for France and for Civilization
by David Hanna


Overview - They volunteered for the French, but they were fighting for the future of civilization.
Before America joined World War I, a small group of Americans volunteered for the French Foreign Legion to help defeat the Central Powers. Historian David Hanna profiles seven of these volunteers: a poet, an artist, a boxer, a stunt pilot, a college student, a veteran of the Spanish American War, and an advertising executive.
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Overview
They volunteered for the French, but they were fighting for the future of civilization.
Before America joined World War I, a small group of Americans volunteered for the French Foreign Legion to help defeat the Central Powers. Historian David Hanna profiles seven of these volunteers: a poet, an artist, a boxer, a stunt pilot, a college student, a veteran of the Spanish American War, and an advertising executive. All seven men were united in courage; and some, like poet Alan Seeger, paid the ultimate sacrifice. Before he was killed in battle, Seeger penned the immortal words that inspired this book's title:
I've a rendezvous with Death
At midnight in some flaming town,
When Spring trips north again this year,
And I to my pledged word am true,
I shall not fail that rendezvous.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781621573968
  • ISBN-10: 1621573966
  • Publisher: Regnery History
  • Publish Date: June 2016
  • Page Count: 332


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Books > History > Military - World War I
Books > History > Europe - France
Books > History > United States - 20th Century

 
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