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WWI Firsthand Accounts
that include personal encounters
with the
332nd Infantry Regiment

Janis, Elsie. The Big Show: My Six Months with the American Expeditionary Forces. New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, 1919. Print. [ on-line version available to download  ] 

     • see pages 128-31 for her  firsthand account of performing for the 331st and 332nd Infantry Regiments in France on Tuesday, July 9, 1918—also, see page 12 of In Italy with the 332nd Infantry by Joseph L.Lettau

Camera, Lucrezia. Porta Mazzini: Being a Narrative of Social and Military Life in the Zone of Operations on the Italian Front. Shanghai: Kelly and Walsh, 1920. Print.  

Hume, Edgar E. Military Operations on the Italian Front in 1918. Carlisle, Penn.?: Military surgeon, 1929. Print. ["Reprinted from the Military surgeon for June, 1929."]

Lommi, Ludovico. Diario Di Guerra Di Un Bersagliere. Bologna: Casini, 1919. Print.
     Source: Biblioteca nazionale centrale di Roma Archivio digitale;
     http://digitale.bnc.roma.sbn.it/miscellanee/bncr_3216/bncr_3216_001

     • recently republished with period photograph illustrations as:Lommi, Ludovico. Da Bersagliere Ad Ardito: Nascita, Vita E Vicende Del XXIII Reparto D'assalto. Bassano del Grappa: Itinera progetti, 2007. Print.

     • This book, a first-hand account of service in WWI on the Italian Front, was written by an Italian Army officer who served with the XXIII Assault Battalion of the Italian Army, the Bersagliere-Arditi unit that trained the U.S. 332nd Infantry Regiment at Valeggio sul Mincio.  The original book and the republished version are both entirely in Italian.

    • Chapters  that cover encounters with the 332nd (to be added)

Lee, Virginia

Anon.  From reveille to Retreat, Field Hospital 331 [np], 1920   This unit [also known as the U.S. Army 331st Field Hospital] served in Italy with the 332nd US Infantry Regiment

Maxwell Hamilton, J. & RobertMann.A Journalist's Diplomatic Mission: Ray Stannard Baker's World War I Diary. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2012.
Project MUSE     https://muse.jhu.edu/book/19340

     • for the Italian Front, see
PART I: REPORTING ON PUBLIC OPINION IN GREAT BRITAIN, FRANCE, AND ITALY  starting with Chapter 32 through Chapter 40
—Chapter 33 includes a firsthand account of a visit to the 332nd Infantry

Wargin, R. A. (1922). The 332nd Regiment of Infantry (American) on the Italian Front. Washington, D.C.?: Army War College?.   [  available to download as PDF ]

     • included is: the English translated version of  Il 332 ̊ (i.e. trecento trentadue) reggimento di fanteria americana alla fronte d'italia. (1921). Roma: Stabilimento Poligrafico per l'Amministrazione della Guerra.; Major Frank M. Scanland’s report of the operations against the Austrian rear-guard at the Tagliamento River; other pertinent comments and information

Pershing, John J. My Experiences in the World War. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Co., 1931, n.d.. Print.

John J. Pershing Papers: Diaries, Notebooks, and Address Books, 1882-1925; Diaries; Set 1; 1917, May 7-1918, Sept. 1
https://www.loc.gov/item/mss35949003

     • specific locations/links to in the file where 332nd Infantry and/or relevant references to Italian Front (to be added)

Stars and Stripes: The American Soldiers' Newspaper of World War I, 1918-1919. Washington, DC: The Library of Congress, 2003. Internet resource.

     December 20, 1918; Page 5, Column 1:  LOST A.E.F. LEGIONS ON CHRISTMAS MAP

     January 3, 1919; Page 4, Column 5:  AMERICA'S EFFORT: A BRITISH TRIBUTE

     January 24, 1919; Page 4, Columns 4 & 5:  AMERICA IN ITALY[ by 332nd Inf Battalion Sgt Maj Lettau]

     January 31, 1919; Page, 3, Column 1 :  A.E.F. BARDS SEEK FAME AND FRANCS IN SONG CONTEST

     March 14, 1919; Page 1, Column 3:  BATTLE FLAGS TO CARRY TOKENS OF A.E.F. UNITS' WORK

     April 11, 1919; Page 5, Columns 4 & 5:  A.E.F. REGIMENT ON ITALIAN FRONT SAW BIT OF ACTION

     May 16, 1919; Page 2, Column 4:  4 JUGO-SLAV BRIDES IN 332ND INFANTRY

     May 16, 1919; Page 5, Column 7:  PIONEER MEMORIES IN ITALIAN P.E.S.. [Postal Express Service]

     May 30, 1919; Page 1, Column 2:  ITALIANS LEARN HORRORS OF PEACE

 

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