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The Old North State and 'Kaiser Bill'

North Carolinians in World War I

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"No food, no rest, no sleep, men wounded, dead, gas, machine guns, rockets, a continuous barrage, shrapnel, the roar of thousands of cannon. There is no use- I cannot express it. At eleven o'clock the cannons quit- gradually the machine guns and rifles ceased firing. All knew the war was over. Why or how we did not know. The calm was too much- exhausted men fell where they were and broke."

-Lt. Howell Lindsay Smith, 117th Infantry, 30th Division.

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