ALVIN YORK View From the Other Side

Mastriano, Douglas
September 2006
Military History;Sep2006, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p22
The article presents information on the German records the will reveal the view from the receiving end of Corporal Alvin C. York's torrent of bullets on October 8, 1918. In the thick of the fight was Lieutenant Paul Jürgen Vollmen Vollmer was a highly decorated officer who had recently assumed command of the 120th Württemberg Landwehr Regiment's 1st Battalion, most of whose soldiers were from Ulm where Vollmer had been the assistant post-master before the war.


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