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Author: Rolfe L. Hillman,Carl Andrew Brannen
ISBN: 0890966907
Language: English
Pages: 167 pages
Category: Leaders & Notable People
Publisher: Texas A & M Univ Pr; 1st edition (May 1, 1996)
Rating: 4.8
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Brannen, though wounded in battle and in the hospital for three weeks, went on with 80th Company through the Meuse-Argonne . He is currently working on a single volume of history of the 4th Marine Brigade in the Great WarJ.

He is currently working on a single volume of history of the 4th Marine Brigade in the Great WarJ. P. Brannen, the author's son, has written numerous articles in mathematical sciences and has been a guest scientist in Switzerland.

Rolfe L. Hillman, a military historian, served in the . Army from 1945 to 1972Peter F. Owen, an active duty Captain in the Marine Corps, has written an article on the 79th Company of Marines in June, 1918. Carl Andrew Brannen died the year I turned 18. The same age he was when he began his journey through the Marine Corps, into France and back home to Trinity County, Texas.

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Brannen, Carl Andrew, 1899-. Publication, Distribution, et. College Station, Te. .Brannen series ; no. 1. Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. -158) and index.Texas A&M University Press, (c)1996. Projected Publication Date: 9605. Physical Description: xvi, 167 p. : ill. ;, 23 cm. Series Statement: . Summary, et. "When America declared war in 1917, I was a few months past eighteen years of age and just finishing my first year in college

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Over There: A Marine in the . In this intense journey through the beginnings of modern war, C. A. Brannen's memoirs and battlefield snapshots are complemented with a unique set of contemporary and retrospective photographs.

In this intense journey through the beginnings of modern war, C. Seventy-five years after World War I, the author's son retraced his father's footsteps across France.

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This Texas A & M College student was Carl Andrew Brannen . Meuse-Argonne battle.

This Texas A & M College student was Carl Andrew Brannen; these are his memoirs of a time when boys became men and your country became your life.

by Carl Andrew Brannen. It does not take long to tell the difference in the sound of the explosion of a gas, shrapnel, or high explosive shell," Carl Andrew Brannen said of his introduction to trench warfare.

Over There: A Marine in the Great War (C. Brannen Series) Over There: A Marine in the Great War takes the reader on an almost two-year journey through his world as a young soldier in the war. Based on Brannen's memoirs. Brannen Series) ) "When America declared war in 1917, I was a few months past eighteen years of age and just finishing my first year in college. Over There: A Marine in the Great War takes the reader on an almost two-year journey through his world as a young soldier in the war. Based on Brannen's memoirs recorded in the 1930s and photographs he took with a German camera as a soldier, this book describes day-to-day obstacles he and his fellow soldiers faced during Marine Corps training, movement to France, and mortal combat.

Carl Brannen, "Over There: A Marine and the Great War". Belleau Wood - Germans using gas, effects - Technology: gas masks. Earnest Hemmingway, "A Farewell to Arms". Alliances - Ambulance drivers - no more mood of 1914. I Sing of Olaf", EE Cummings.

"When America declared war in 1917, I was a few months past eighteen years of age and just finishing my first year in college. By the time I was to reenter in the fall for the second year, war activities were [under way] on a large scale. Men were going into some branch of the service on all sides. I felt that my family should do their bit in uniform, and my age designated me as the most appropriate one." This Texas A & M College student was Carl Andrew Brannen; these are his memoirs of a time when boys became men and your country became your life.Complemented with a unique set of photographs by the author's son that retrace his father's military campaigns and insightful annotations by two military figures, Over There is a highly personal account, presented from an enlisted man's perspective of the battle fronts of Belleau Woods in the Chateau-Thierry sector, Soissons, Pont-a-Mousson, St. Mihiel, Blanc Mont Ridge, and the Meuse-Argonne battle.As a first hand commentary and a social document of life in the trenches during World War I, it is a useful contribution to military history. Brannen's personal accounts will touch and fascinate all those interested in World War I.
Comments (7)
Khiceog
Carl Andrew Brannen died the year I turned 18. The same age he was when he began his journey through the Marine Corps, into France and back home to Trinity County, Texas. I have visited his battlefields several times and have used "Over There" as a field reference guide. In the summer of 1999 I stood in the Soissons battlefield with my 4 children as they lay in the same road in about the same place their great grandfather clutched the earth for a dozen hours or so waiting for the German counter attack or darkness or death which ever came first. He with a couple of dozen Marines were all that stood between the German line of defense and the rear echelon for most of that fateful day. I read his account out loud to them as we walked down the road and know that it brought insight and meaning to them as it would any American. Knowing that there are thousands of decendants of war veterans with stories untold, I highly recommend this book as a way to begin your own personal journey to discover the trail, Washed with Tears, as my Uncle Joeseph Patrick Brannen, C.A.Brannen's son, and one of the authors of this book, might say. C.A. Brannen's point of reference for his experiences was that of his uncle Eaph Dial, a Civil War veteran of Hood's Texas Brigade, who from 1862 to 1865 fought in most every major engagement his brigade was a part of. Like Eaph Dial, my grandfather was also a part of every action the 2nd Division participated in between June of 1918 and the end of the war. His war decorations include 5 battle stars all of which are featured in this book. C.A.Brannen's dash across no man's land at Soisson's and Blanc Mont Ridge was often described to me as child listening with great awe, as similar to the Confederate attacks at Gettysburg. There is a bit of every American in his story and ought to be read. It is a quick read, complete with historical research to confirm his accounts and is perfectly suitable for readers of every age.
Celore
This account of the Great War as experienced from the tip of the spear that was the 4th Marine Brigade has served me well as a field guide for several visits to the battlefields of Belleau Wood, Soissons, St.Mihiel, Blanc Mont Ridge and The Meuse Argonne Campaign. It is an understated, no frills account of what it was to be a 19 year old infantryman in the 6th Regiment, 80th Company in every battle the Marines participated in, significant for the horrendous casualties incurred. The account also is an excellent reminder and encouraging journal to find and retrace the footsteps of our warrior ancestors. My favorite quote among many from this fine expose is: "The memories remain bright, because they are washed with tears." In the centennial anniversary of the "War to end all Wars" my family remembers to this day still the sacrifices our ancestors and their comrades made on behalf of our country. Over There is the memoir of a 19 year old boy, who evolved quickly into manhood on the battlefields of France in 1918.
Bynelad
This is one of the finest Enlisted Marine memoirs I have read. It tells Carl Brannen's experience fighting in the 4th Brigade (Marine) of the 2nd U.S. Division during the Great War in 1918 and showed how that experience made him the Man and Father he was in Texas.

An excellent read for U.S. Marine Great War enthusiasts!
GODMAX
When America declared war in 1917, Carl A. Brannen was an 18-year-old freshman at Texas A&M. He finished out the fall semester of his sophomore year and then enlisted in the Marine Corps in January 1918, reporting for boot camp in February. Immediately upon graduation, he was shipped overseas to France to join the American Expeditionary Force under Gen John Pershing's command. After more training in Europe, he moved to the "front" to join the 6th Marine Regiment under the Army's 2d Division as a replacement for marines killed in the first 48 hours of the battle of Belleau Wood. Brannen kept a very good diary. We discover that he is not a heroic figure-just a marine trying to stay alive. He knows that a foxhole or trench is a valuable piece of real estate in face of murderous machine gun fire. Brannen understands and appreciates the difference between his gas mask and those the French have (they are better), so he watches for a spare one. He knows what hunger is and how much a hot meal means, when he can get one. He also knows what thirst is and how uncertain resupply is in a combat situation. Brannen quickly learns the difference in the sound of the explosion of a gas, shrapnel, or high-explosive shell. He stayed in Belleau Wood until it was captured on the first of July, a great morale victory for all the Allied armies. Brannen wasn't relieved until 16 July 1918. Instead of receiving a period of rest and recovery, he and his fellow marines were trucked to the battle area of Soissons, where he participated in an advance led by tanks. The Germans countered the attack with near-point-blank artillery, killing Brannen's best friend. It took only 40 minutes for his regiment to be nearly annihilated. Brannen, however, is a survivor. He participated in battles in Saint-Mihiel, Mont Blanc, and the Meuse-Argonne. Following the armistice, as a member of the 2d Division, his unit became part of the Army of Occupation. Pershing kept the army sharp by means of a rigorous postwar training program. Brannen writes about how morale plummeted in this situation since most soldiers only wanted to return home. Just when Brannen began to feel down, he was selected to join the ranks of a regiment referred to as Pershing's Own. He had fought with the 4th Marine Brigade in every major battle and had survived-a claim few people could make. The 6th Regiment, composed of three thousand men, suffered 1,161 killed and over 4,656 wounded for total casualties of 5,817.
Over There is a very moving book. Brannen, who knows he was lucky to survive, is a quiet man in a heroic way. If it were not for his son and some dedicated scholars, the papers, photographs, and diary entries that tell his story would have been lost. This book, together with Robert Asprey's At Belleau Wood, provides a poignant reminder of just how terrible war really is.
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Vut
Excellent Book
Ffyan
Though Mr. Brannen was in the Marines, the 2nd Division, was the only one in the Great War of 1914-1918 where
American Marines and Army soldiers comprised an entire division together, It worked together really well.
This Marine shows Me the steps My Grandfather Troy Leach Sr. of Blue Springs, Mississippi walked from June 20, 1918 to October 8th, 1918 when a German Plane bombed an ammo dump wounding his right lung in 9th Infantry Supply Company while drive a Water Tanker near Blanc Mont going back via Brest on a Hospital Ship. Thanks Private!