“This is quite a town and as our advance guard…

“This is quite a town and as our advance
guard hit it on Mardi Gras we were lucky. The French people were having their festival masquerading
and all. It must be pretty nice in time of peace. Our company has been here
before so I visited all my friends and naturally helped them eat up some of
their good things. My memory fails me about some of the things that happened
but it was the best time I’ve had in France so far! Yesterday the company came
in so we had to come back to earth again…”

February 1918, somewhere in France – An American Soldier in World War I – Photo:WW1, Cappy, France,  French soldiers in costume. Gallica-BnF France