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First Division War Diary Entry
June 27, 1917 [St. Nazaire, France]
Weather fair. Health good.
1. The troops of the First Division of the Convoy disembarked as ordered and proceeded to their respective camps. The battalion of Marines was temporarily accommodated in the cantonments assigned to organizations on the Third Division of the Convoy. While the men are crowded in quarters and there is practically no ground available for drills or formations in or out of camp, the portable cantonments set up by the French are most comfortable and the camp sites located on healthful ground.
2. The Second Division of the Convoy arrived and docked during the morning. The following transports formed this division: Momus, Antilles, Lenape and the Naval Transport Henderson. The commanders of the troops reported an uneventful trip, but the naval authorities reported the sinking of a submarine by one of our destroyers about 200 miles off the coast.
3. The same procedure was followed by the troops in this division of the convoy as prescribed for the first division.
G. C. M.
Document Copy Text Source: Records of the American Expeditionary Forces (World War I) (RG 120), Records of General Headquarters (GHQ), War Diaries, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.
Document Format: Diary entry signed.
Recommended Citation: The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, ed. Larry I. Bland and Sharon Ritenour Stevens (Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 1, “The Soldierly Spirit,” December 1880-June 1939 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981), p. 112.