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Joining the Great War, April 1917-April 1918

by Eric B. Setzekorn
Format
EBook; Book; Government Document; Online
Published
Washington, D.C. : Center of Military History, United States Army, 2017.
[Washington, D.C.] : [For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Publishing Office]
Language
English
Series
CMH Pub
U.S. Army Campaigns of World War I
U.S. Army Campaigns of World War I.
ISBN
9780160937958, 0160937957
SuDoc Number
D 114.7/6:J 66
Summary
Eric Setzekorn summarizes the prewar United States Army, the initial American reaction to the outbreak of war in Europe in 1914, and the factors that led to the U.S. declaration of war in April 1917. The narrative then examines how the U.S. Army transformed itself from a small constabulary force into a mass, industrialized army capable of engaging in modern warfare. The author covers stateside mobilization and training, the formation of the American Expeditionary Forces, and the slow buildup of American forces in France, and concludes with U.S. soldiers helping to blunt the first phase of the 1918 German Spring Offensive.
Contents
  • Strategic setting
  • The U.S. Army before the war
  • American military and civilian leadership
  • The amalgamation debate
  • Mobilization of manpower
  • Building the AEF, 1917
  • American soldiers begin arriving
  • Training the AEF
  • Men and materiel in the AEF
  • The War Department : challenges and reform
  • Strategic crisis on the Western Front
  • The AEF joins the fight
  • Analysis.
Description
75 pages : illustrations, color maps ; 22 cm.
Notes
  • "Cambrai 1917, Somme Defensive 1918"--Page 4 of cover.
  • Shipping list no.: 2017-0297-P.
  • Includes bibliographical references (page 75).
Series Statement
CMH Pub ; 77-3
Other Forms
Also available online in PDF format from Center of Military History (CMH) web site.
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