A Seaman's Diary of World War I
Sverre Braathen joined the US Navy in 1917. He performed with the Navy band and recorded life on the USS Kearsarge – from battles and the reality of war to stories about dancing with girls on shore leave and scrubbing the ship. His first two diaries have been transcribed completely and are available here. The third diary starts with May 24, 1917 and goes through August 1919 – find out how the war ends for Sverre.