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The American Army and the First World War - (Armies of the Great War) by David Woodward (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 481

Genre: History

Series Title: Armies of the Great War

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Book theme: World War I

Author: David Woodward

Language: English

Street Date: July 10, 2014
TCIN: 78571804
UPC: 9781107648869
Item Number (DPCI): 247-35-2316

Description

This is a definitive history of the American army's role and performance during the First World War. Drawing from a rich pool of archival sources, David Woodward sheds new light on key themes such as the mobilisation of US forces, the interdependence of military diplomacy, coalition war-making, the combat effectiveness of the AEF and the leadership of its commander John J. Pershing. He shows us how, in spite of a flawed combat doctrine, logistical breakdowns and American industry's failure to provide modern weaponry, the Doughboys were nonetheless able to wage a costly battle at Meuse-Argonne and play a decisive role in ending the war. The book gives voice to the common soldier through firsthand war diaries, letters, and memoirs, allowing us to reimagine their first encounters with regimented military life, their transport across the sub-infested Atlantic to Europe, and their experiences both in and behind the trenches.
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