Fighting for France: 1915

April 23, Pont-à-Mousson

McConnell is pleased with his post. He has met many French officers and soldiers. The town is under strict military rule. Constant shelling and firing which causes much damage and two deaths to two children playing in the street. Despite the danger, business flourishes in the town. For McConnell, going into town provides for adventure as well as danger.

April 26, Paris

McConnell is located at a base near the trenches. Much damage at the station has been done by a German obus. The advance post is under a good deal of fire. His living quarters are comfortable though. He describes an American engineer named Decker.