IN THE ARMY NOW by Gene Gach


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None of the debonair charm of See Here. Private Hargrove in this seconder is it a third? -- record of a draftee's experiences in this man's army. (H.I.Phillips Private Purhey, I believe, is synthetic). Here the humor seems tried for, but -- on the other hand, it is a much more complete coverage of the whole army routine than is attempted in the other books. Step by step inclusion of what every private goes through, from registration for the draft to the physical examination, induction, placement and departure for Fort Hoyt, American Sahara for cavalry, Drill, KP, religion, manoeuvres, food, letters, regulars vs draftees, Officers' School -- all giving a pretty clear idea of the virtues and the discomforts of military life.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1942
Publisher: Dodd, Mead