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Chateau Thierry - Belleau Woods
Took auto & had a lovely ride. through
the beautiful Marne valley.
Came to heavy woods - where remains
of Big Betha was - mammoth affair
got bolts etc. from it. Saw many
Then to Belleau Woods where our boys
made such a sacrifice - but worse -
many graves. woods well devastated
many traps & bones. miracle our
boys won. G so well fortified.
Began to snow. & sold - visited cemetery
& several devastated towns. Took train
for Paris - tired - but well repaid.
although depressed. Still grateful
Paris - shopping - Louvres - Nap. Tomb
stores - papers & train for Brest.
Paris closed May 1st