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Exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

Ralph Carey, Company C, 310th Infantry, 78th Division; St. Mihiel. "Trench song," August 1918, and "English Marching Song," June 1918. Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress (138.00.00)
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Ralph Irving Carey

After New Hampshire native Ralph Irving Carey was drafted into the Army, his notebook became a trusted companion, both on and off duty. He recorded lists of procedures, chain of command, rosters, and entries about his daily activities and involvement in the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne Offensives, as well as poetry and the humorous words to tunes including the "Trench Song" and "English Marching Song," which he records here.

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