The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on July 9, 1918 · Page 7
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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 7

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, July 9, 1918
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1TJESDAT, JULY 9,1318. COURIER. CONNELiSVILLB. PA. . PAGE SETVS3J. s. Albert lib AND CHIEF GUN TURRET. FRENCH BATTLESHIP CASSAW WINNER OF THE CRO* DE OUERRE «iiTii»|inj»ii fia««]»uiui Tbe moppen-ap were heeled with ctkks, clnba, sMllriahs, blackjacks, two-banded cleavers? aie« trench knives, poniards, up-to-date tomahawks, braaa knuckle*, alung ahoti -anything- tbat Traa ever Invented for training a nan with, I goes*, except firearms. These knock-down drag-out artist* fallow the riflemen very cloaelr Their Job to take care of all the By this Hue tbe Turks were making an attack, and all yon could see to the front was one long line of smoke and spotting earth. Then oar guns started and the noise waa deafening It waa wora* than In the turret* aboard ahlp during an engagement. 5Ty bead rang for day* after we left the Dardanelles. The Turk;: were getting a better Idea of our njage now and the shells were falling pretty close to us, but finally we tore In with the 14-Inch uavala and ripped up three of their batteries, IB the loll that followed we made good time and reached our front line positions at Sedd-el-Eahr daring the afternoon. \ The next morning we made onr first attack. I had had a bad nlgnt of It, thinking about Murray, and when the time came there sever was a chap more glad to charge and get a chance [ the black gang, stoking for eternity wire that we might find them easier After Murray died I got to thinking a lot more than I used to, and though I did not have any huncii exactly, still I felt as though I mlgot get It, too, which was something I had never thought much about before I nwd to think about my grandmother, too, when I had time, and about Brown. I nsed to wonder wbat Brown was dome, and wish we were together But I could remember my grandmother smiling and tbat helped some. I guess I was lonely, to tell the truth. I did not know the other garbles very well anil the only one left that 1 WRS really very friendly vjlth got bin soon afterward though not as bad as Murray. And then there was no one that I was really chummy with That would not have bothered me at all before Murray died The other lad I epoke of as hnvtng been chnmmy with was Phllllppe Pierre Be was about eighteen and cnme from Bordeaux He TVOS a very cheerfnl fellow and he and Hurray and I used to be together n lot He felt almost n» bad about Murray ai I did, and you could sec that it changed him a great deal, too Bat be was still cheerfnl most of the time Tnrk* who could not escape and wonld not surrender. There are £ts of men In any army who will not surrender, but I think probably there were more Turks of tbat gitroeness than men In roost otber armies I have heard that It IB a part of their religion that a man, If he dies fighting, goes to a very specially fancy heaven, with plenty to eat and smoke And 1 suppose If he snrren- den they believe he will be put in ] M ~,t\££ rom'eU*ines.'7nd"tb~eVe wer"e CHAPTER XIII Limeys, Anracs and Pollus One night v.hlle -we were expecting an attack, the word ivns passed down tbe line to hn\e the wire cutters rendy and to nae bayonets only for tbe first rnirt of tbe attack, for n e were tn rrs and take the first enemy trench bj surprise The first trench was only about eighty vards away Our big gun* opened up and at zero we climbed oat and followed the curtain of fire too closely It seemed to me But the barrage stopped too soon, at the enemy with the bayonet than 1 was. W» attacked according to a program. Time cards were Issued to the officer «f K*th section, so tbat we would work exactly with tbe barrage. To be ahead of, or behind the time card, wonld mean walking Into our own barrage The time of attack Is called zero-that Is. the minute when yon leave the trench Some of the Anzacs said It meant when yonr feet got the coldest, but I do not think they suffered very much with trouble in tbe feet--not when they were advancing, anyway The time card might read something like this First -nave zero, advance, rapid wait, barrage 25 in 10 seconds, take first trench, 0.20, second wave, same as the first, pus first trench, 0 23, take second trench, 0 35 Th« third wave to ordered to take the third trench, and so on, for as many line* as the enemy Is entrenched. The other waves Blight be Instructed to occupy H1U 7, 12,-Oa or dig hi behind rock. 12.45. Here, zero Is understood, the first figures standing for minutes and tbe other* for seconds It might tale several hoars to carry out the pro- tram, but everything Is laid out to an exact schedule. I was In the sixth line of the third wave of attack and zero was 4 30 a. m. Whistles were to be the tor Mro and we were to Trait to the first line Turkish trench. As we came eat oar barrage arc would be burst IDC 50 Jards ahead of us 'end wonld lift 25 yards every 10 teconds Our ·tent was to take advantage of it without -walking Into St. No OB* man can see all of an attack Which may extend over miles of (round, but during the three wecis 1 was In the trenches on tbe Gulllpoll peninsula we made four grand attack! and many taloor ones, so I know In a general way what they are like. Each were I* organised like tbe others. Vint come three lines of wbat yon might call grenadiers thoagh thev are M* picked for stse as the old kings (renadleTa nsed to be. They an deployed In skirmish formation, uhlch safnni that every man Is three ymrds from the next They were armed only with, grenade*, bat, yoa can take It from me, that 1* enough! Behind them come two lines, also In skirmish formation, and aimed with machine (ana and grend» rifles. Tbe first men oa the left carry machine pro*, then come three rifle grenadiers, and then another machine gon iiad so on down ih* length of the line. After these come down below. It was awfully hot at the Dardanelles and I guess tbe Turks did not want it any hotter, for very few of them ever surrendered, and the trench cleaners hd a lot to do Their job Is really Important for It Is danjrer- ou* to have groups of the enemy alive and kicking around In their trenches after you have passed. Almost every prisoner we took was wounded The one thing I do not like to have people aik me Is, "How does It feel to kill a manr and I think the other boys feel the same way about It. It Is not a thug you like to talk about or think about either. Bat this tine, at "V" beach when we got past the Drat and second Turk trenches and were at work on the third, I do not mind saying that I w«s glad whenever i of riflemen with Axed bay- two lin ooets. Then come tbe treuch^ cleaners, or moppen-agt as we eill ( th»m. They were some gang, believe me Imagine a team of rogby players spread oat In two llasa--oaly with hundreds of ana on the team Instead of eleven, and each man a bosky, capable of handling a baby (rand piano single- handed. Tbaaa fellows were armed with everything ja» could thlak of, ·ad a whole lot mere that yon mold not dreasi sboat la a nightman It need to remind me of a trial I saw la Hew Tork once, where tbe polite had raided a jeggmtD'a flop sad had ill their weapons la the courtroom a* ·xalbits. Thm I Wswld (tick Another On*. I (lipped my bayonet Into a Tnrk and more glad when I saw another one coming. I guess I saw red all right. Each date I thought "Maybe yon are the on* woo did poor old Hurray." And. I could see llorray as he looked when they took him down from the r storehouse wall. Then I would stick] BF plenty of Turks left We were half way across when they saw us, and they began banging away at us very hard They pounded at as as wo came on until vie were given the order to retire, almost as we were on them -- vhat was left of us As TC turned and started back the Turks rushed out to counter attack us, the first of them busy with bombs Then I tripped over something and rolled around a while and then saw It was PhlUlppe Pierre His left leg it as dangling cloth and flesh and aU shot away and tbe leg banging to the rest of him by a shred Two or three of oar men who were on tbelr way back to onr trenches tripped over m» as I tried to get up and theo a shell exploded i · by and I thought I had got It sure, bnt it was only the rocks thrown op by the explosion. Finally I was able to stand op So I slung my rifle over one shoulder I and got PhlUlppe Pierre up on thf otber, with bis body from the waist I up bsnging over my baclc, so tbstj I could hold his wounded leg on and j started back. Thi;e wn» only one or two of our men left between the trenches. Onr machine guns -were at It hard and the Turks were firing and bombing at fnll speed. I bad not gone nxfte tban two or three paces when I came across another of our men, wounded In several places and groaning away at ft great rate. Phlllljppe Pierre WES not saying a word, but the other chap did enough for the two of them One wounded man was all I could manage, vrltti my rifle nnc puck over the roURb ground and the ibarbed wire I had tc go through. So I told this fellow, whose name I cannot remember--I never did know him very well--that I would come bacir for him, n-d went on. I almost f e l several times but managed to get through safely and rolled over our parapet with PiUlppe Pierre. They started the lad back In a stretcher right away When I saw a)m again be gave me a little box as a souvenir, but I have lost It. TO BP CONTINUED Richest of All Tonics another eae. I The othera from the Canard were I red-hot, too, aad they went at the Turk» la treat atrle. There Mthlaf to complain about In tbe way they fought. Dot I wliatd that w» hod j had a few mem boy» tram tbe Foreign' Ltfkn wltt oa, I think w* wonld have fone dear on tbraotn to Constantinople. Bat th» Turk* were not a» bad a« Fritz. Tb*y were jnat a* good or better M flf htera, and a whole lot whiter. Often, when we were frylnc In the trench** anil mot a drop of water wan to be had, gomethlnf would land on the ground seat n« aad there would be a water bottle, fan. SMaittlmes they almaat bombarded us with bottles Then, too, tk«r wo»ld net Ore oa the lUd Oroaa, M the GeraMn* do, they would h»U thelt fln naajr timp* when w* wm art plcklag -op onr'wooaded atari rick ud pin. Ih* fc* . _ _ lamtUv tW DR. CHASE'S :.°; BloodtffNenre Tablets g«»«f«l time* they dialed our wounded a., dose ai they coold to the barbed boa, Nnx Yamka, Gentian Camct JliMiM ariiiar froat poor aad wmtatr »rbMttnd »*. put ll«h on thin Wrfgh Ywraelt Befon Taldnf . 22NlMi3L,ri!lWtlp«t.ri. Want Something? Advertise for it in hese column r Ir I July Is When You Need a » Refrigerator tbe Most Our Greater Values Start % With Ice Chests las low as _ _ ' ... 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