Notes Concerning the Author
William March (1893—1954) was from Alabama and was a U.S. Marine combat officer in Europe in World War I. Company K is a fictionalized memoir of his experiences.
Company K has been described as “one of the most significant works of literature to come out of the American World War I experience” and as a powerful antiwar document. March pursued a career as a writer after the war and published a number of other works. Ironically, his most successful book was The Bad Seed, published after his death, which became a horror classic and has twice been adopted by Hollywood..
Availability of this Work
Company K is available on Kindle and and in a somewhat expensive hardback. The book was made into a critically praised semi-documentary movie in 2013.