By Donald M. Goldstein
Even though the United States entered the warfare fairly past due, it performed a severe function in tipping the scales opposed to Germany and its allies and in shaping the war’s aftermath. The book’s hundreds and hundreds of photographs inform the tales of the U.S. infantrymen, sailors, airmen, politicians, and voters at the domestic entrance who helped the Allies win the conflict. Donald Goldstein and Harry Maihafer have produced a vibrant account of the warfare that ceaselessly altered the destinies of the United States and Europe. DEPOSITили
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4-27 Poster urging men to join the Army. Getting the Boys “Over There” 49 10277-America in WWI 11/12/03 3:30 PM Page 50 4-28 Men being urged to finish Liberty Destroyer 139. told his countrymen that the Royal Navy and the Mercantile Marine should devote more effort to the transporting of American troops. The question was not only military, but also political. ” When the war began in 1914, many German ships had headed to neutral American ports. Once America entered the war, these ships were confiscated and put to Allied use.
Both men, however, were nearing retirement age and were admittedly unfamiliar with the technology and tactics of the Western Front. C. By contrast, in August 1914, when war began in Europe, the British had 234 officers on their general staff, the French 644, and the Germans 650. Not everyone was surprised by the country’s lack of preparedness. The War College, in a study published in 1915, had said America needed a standing army of at least 500,000 men plus a fully equipped reserve of equal strength.
Parisians went wild. Some reporters attributed the 2-22 General Jan Smuts. America Enters the Ring 27 10277-America in WWI 11/12/03 3:29 PM Page 28 2-23, 2-24, 2-25 1st Division greeted by cheering French crowds who are very happy to see American reinforcements. phrase to Pershing, and so, as Pershing’s, it passed into American and French folklore. It was first suggested that Pershing use the phrase, and later he wished he had. ” 28 America in World War I Earlier that day, the 1st Division’s 16th Infantry Regiment had paraded through Paris.