‘January 13 1918 – Alpine
Chasseur Band plays outside our cantonement. Wonderful music. Band treated to
hot pinard by our section. Great
bunch the Chasseurs! Always neat, straight, give snappy salutes. The best
troops — called Blue Devils by Bosche!’
American ambulance driver’s diary near Verdun, France – Diaries of Samuel M. Keplinger – Photo: January 12 1918, France – Blue Devils’ band marching through town.