Over There: The United States in the Great War, 1917-1918

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1999 - 336 Seiten
Our last-minute intervention in this European war would save the Allies in their hour of need and change forever the way Americans saw their country and the world. When the United States finally declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917, the British and French armies were at a point of total exhaustion; within two weeks the French troops had mutinied, leaving the Western Front practically undefended. In the same month, Lenin arrived in Moscow on the heels of the Russian Revolution and vowed to make peace with Germany. In the course of a few months the American army would grow from 200,000 ill-equipped and untrained men to over one million, but it was longer still before the French and British commanders took General Pershing and his recruits seriously. Byron Farwell's informed and colorful narrative covers all phases of the American effort, from the home front, where the war introduced rapid technical and social changes that were difficult to absorb, to the desperate encounters in the front lines of Belleau Wood and the St. Mihiel salient, where American troops proved their valor and altered the course of the war. The author, whose previous books include Stonewall Jackson and Queen Victoria's Little Wars, paints a vivid and memorable picture of the intense national experience whereby America came of age in the twentieth century.
 

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Inhalt

PROLOGUE
11
INTRODUCTION
15
Edging Toward War
21
The United States Enters the War
31
The Tools and Engines of Destruction
42
Finding the Men and Tools
49
Training in the United States
60
The War at Sea The AntiSubmarine Campaign
69
The MeuseArgonne Offensive
156
Second Battle of the Marne On the Aisne River
161
Second Battle of the Marne Final Phase
177
The War in the Air
189
The St Mihiel Offensive
195
1216 September 1918
206
MeuseArgonne The Final Phase
229
Americans Under European Commanders
245

The War at Sea Getting the Army Over There
79
The AEF Arrives Over There
87
France First Casualties
99
Trench Warfare
110
First Battles Seicheprey and Cantigny
115
Home Front
122
Army Welfare
135
Venereal Disease
141
Blacks and Indians in the American Army
148
Armistice
253
The Army of Occupation and the Wait
267
Intervention in Northern Russia and Siberia
273
Return of the Legions
285
Epilogue Medals and Other Honors
295
Words and Expressions from the Great War
301
BIBLIOGRAPHY
315
INDEX
321
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Über den Autor (1999)

During the Second World War, Byron Farwell (1921–1999) served as a captain of engineers attached to the Mediterranean Allied Air Force in the British Eighth Army area.

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