By Donald M. Goldstein
Deals a concise and hugely readable account of the yank defense force first warfare in Europe - comprises greater than four hundred images that depict the awful realities of global battle I on land, within the air, and at sea - Joins Brasseys sequence the US at warfare the US in international conflict I offers an summary of this cataclysmic struggle and makes a speciality of the $64000 American contribution in the course of 1917 and 1918.
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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.
The following day, the House followed suit by a 373 to 50 vote. That afternoon the president signed the declaration putting America at war with Germany. ) The news was flashed to the country and greeted with enthusiasm. Thousands of patriotic young men headed for recruiting offices. In Great Neck, Long Island, the songwriter and playwright George M. ” He took it to the popular vaudeville star Nora Bayes, who sang it that night to a cheering audience. Its vigorous words burst with enthusiasm and confidence: Over there, over there Send the word, send the word, over there That the Yanks are coming, the Yanks are coming The drum tum-tumming everywhere So prepare, say a pray’r Send the word, send the word, to beware We’ll be over, we’re coming over And we won’t be back ’til it’s over, over there.
Henceforth the two fleets would cancel each other out. The Germans, realizing they could not afford to fight another such battle, decided to concentrate on building submarines. Henceforth the most feared German ship of World War I would be the U-boat rather than the battleship [3-23 to 3-25]. As late as 1915, Admiral George Dewey, the “hero of Manila Bay” [3-26], had downgraded the submarine’s importance. “The submarine is not an instrument fitted to dominate naval warfare,” Dewey wrote. ” He would soon be proven wrong.
America in World War I: The Story and Photographs (America Goes to War) by Donald M. Goldstein