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Generally, soldiers (enlisted and officers) moved to the front in the famous "40 & 8" boxcars (40 men or 8 horses).

Travel on leave (permission, in French)was done in whatever type railcar was available.

I suggest the following books for your research.

1. "Handbook of the French Army 1914" [available from The Battery Press, P.O. Box 198885, Nashville, TN 37219, (615) 298-1401]

2. "The French Army 1914-18", Osprey Men-at-Arms series, No. 286 [available from or Barnes & Noble, ISBN 1-85532-516-0]

3. Berger, Marcel: "Ordeal by Fire", G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1917

4. Lafond, Georges: "Covered With Mud and Glory", Small, Maynard, & Co., 1918

Books 3 and 4 are generally available at used book stores.

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