We’re excited to announce that Artillery Scout: The Story of a Forward Observer with the U.S. Field Artillery in World War I is now available!
In this new release, James G. Bilder, co-author of A Foot Soldier for Patton, explores his Grandfather’s service as an Artillery Scout in France during World War I. Pulling from the stories that his Grandfather shared as well as military records and diaries from 33rd Infantry Officers, Bilder paints a captivating picture of the life of a soldier on the front line.
Covering battles such as St. Mihiel and the Argonne Forest, Bilder takes the reader straight to the action, detailing each minute up until the Armistice. Focusing on the men who fought on these battlefields, Bilder reveals an intimate look into their experiences of being thrust into Europe during the “Great War.” Reflecting on this idea, Bilder writes,
History has been a love of mine for as long as I can remember. Rather than just knowing the names and dates of events (these are in most cases already famous), I wanted to have, and to convey, a feel for everything from food and clothing to the attitudes of those involved. We usually judge history through present day values. It’s important to know what those present at the time felt and believed. That, in my opinion, is truly capturing history.
Artillery Scout is also available as an eBook, which you can purchase from the following retailers:
**Download a sample chapter from this book here.**