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First Division War Diary Entry
July 5, 1917 [St. Nazaire, France]
Weather fair. Health good. Supply good.
1. Three automobile trucks have been fitted with improvised bodies and were made available for use this date. The bodies of the trucks have only partially been located and many of these are broken. Division Headquarters automobiles and motor-cycles not yet located. Horses not yet available; undergoing mallein test.1 Absolute lack of any transportation, except one small French automobile and a limited number of French trucks, makes the efficient organization and administration of the Division unsatisfactory and difficult.
G. C. M.
Document Copy Text Source: Records of the American Expeditionary Forces (World War I) (RG 120), Records of General Headquarters (GHQ), War Diaries, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.
Document Format: Diary entry signed.
1. A test for the presence of the bacterium that causes the highly contagious and destructive horse disease called glanders.
Recommended Citation: The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, ed. Larry I. Bland and Sharon Ritenour Stevens (Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 1, “The Soldierly Spirit,” December 1880-June 1939 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981), p. 113.