The Editors: Georgia Dilkes Harris, Virginia Dilkes, Lola Dilkes Koniuszy


The [World War I Centennial] Commission is pleased to endorse Remembering World War I: An Engineer’s Diary of the War as an official project of the World War I Centennial Commission. The Commission believes that Remembering World War I: An Engineer’s Diary of the War will further the Commission's goals of educating the American people about the causes, courses and consequences of World War I, commemorating U.S. involvement in that war, and honoring the service and sacrifice of American servicemen and women in the war. --THE UNITED STATES WORLD WAR ONE CENTENNIAL COMMISSION

​Memoirs of infantrymen abound; this book, however, helps us to remember that, amidst the patrols, trench raids, and artillery duels, the backbreaking work of the engineers in and just behind the front lines continued.  It is interesting to read Dilkes’s engineer-centric narrative.  Firsthand accounts by enlisted engineers are comparatively rare, and the editors have done a good service by publishing their father’s memoirs. --PETER L. BELMONTE, author of Days of Perfect Hell and Italian Americans in World War II

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