In '89 Hilaire left school, and served for a year in the French field artillery, in a regiment stationed at Toul.
Farther northwest are Verdun and Toul, with our American boys.
This time last year he had been up in the Toul sector, where half the men he knew had gone west.
But there was no one to be found in all of Toul who even hinted of luck.
Every day on the Toul line we used to drive through a village that had been shelled until it was in ruins.
It was in this Toul sector on March 11th that my brother Archie was severely wounded.
We got away in time to have luncheon in the beautiful country below Toul, and then kept on to Nancy.
"I am from the city of Toul," answered the girl in a tremulous voice.
Her resolute self-reliance was shown when she was sought in marriage by an honest citizen of Toul, whose suit her parents favored.
In the following year a siege by the Germans made Toul a familiar name throughout Europe.