American Field Service Bulletin
American Field Service
Service Automobile Américain
Aux Armées Françaises
October 27, 1917
On behalf of Section 10, Somewhere in Albania.
Motto: War de Luxe.
Aims: Safety for democracy and transportation for souvenirs.
It is hard to be a correspondent when all the prizes are awarded before the challenge has arrived. However, it may not be amiss to note a few section facts, to wit:
Soixante-quinze, the section goat, has disappeared, along with fifteen feet of rope, the green leaves in the garden, and our hopes of goat stew in the future.
The weather has changed and the arrival of Jack Frost at an early date is anticipated. Winter sports are expected to be opening canned goods and praying for the war to end.
"Spot" Peck, contemplating aviation, already has been in the air several times. On one occasion his car left the road, causing a cracked rib and a scrapped machine. Four cars upset to date.
Cooking accomplished entirely by our own members; general improvement in appetites, and increase in Jazz. Boys have stopped running for the abri during mealtime airplane raids.
A French attack in September resulted in an advance of souvenirs nearly forty kilometers. Between getting out the wounded and the we were all kept very busy for several weeks. Trench signs, Buttons and cartridges for all comers. Advance post at a lakeside; swimming good.
Everyone is up in the air pending definite word of effect on Balkan units of absorption of the American Field Service by the American Army. Information is anxiously awaited. Eight sous per day doesn't go far in a land where envelopes cost two cents each, eggs eight cents, a small cake of chocolate one franc.