George M. Kiner World War I Diary, 1918-1919 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
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Scope and Contents: A first-hand account of George M. Kiner, who spent time on the front lines of France providing medical care. Along with his daily memories, his diary includes pages of captioned photographs from his training at Camp Lee in Virginia and from his service oversees. He discusses his close brushes with the German military, including submarines, air raids and heavy gunfire. Throughout his time in France, he is constantly on the move and learns of the death of several friends and members of his battalion.