“We are at last en repos and are quartered in …

“We are at last en repos and are
quartered in a little village that hardly deserves the name. We asked an
inhabitant how many people lived here, and he answered that he did not know
whether it was 129 or 130. The Mayor has the only silk hat, and if any young
blood wants to get married, he has to rent it, and then walk up and down the
main street with his bride on his arm. We say that a sense of humor and a pair
of rubber boots are all we need in this town. This is our second rest in ten
months, so you see we are badly in need of it.”

1918, American ambulance driver in Grandville, FranceHistory of the American Field Service in France – Photo: 1918, a wedding in a small French village.