August 30, 1917 – People of the Valley

Date: August 30, 1917

Subjects: World War I

August 30, 1917

To the east of the village lies a huge valley, wherein are the farms of the people inside the valley.  I don’t know how long we are going to stay here, but it could hardly be duplicated for a permanent base.

The customs and habits of the French people are quite different then those to which we are accustomed, in fact, they prone to be very confusing at times.  One of the most striking differences is to be found in the French toilet systems.  Naturally, I cannot very well describe a French toilet here in great detail but I shall say that that there isn’t an American soldier here in France who will not laugh out loud when anyone mentions their first experience on a seatless French toilet.


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