By Donald M. Goldstein
Bargains a concise and hugely readable account of the yankee defense force first warfare in Europe - includes greater than four hundred pictures that depict the awful realities of global battle I on land, within the air, and at sea - Joins Brasseys sequence the US at struggle the USA in international warfare I offers an outline of this cataclysmic battle and makes a speciality of the real American contribution in the course of 1917 and 1918.
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In 1917, unlike in World War II, there were no basic training camps per se. Instead, a man was sent directly to a prospective combat division for training, an outfit which would stay intact, and in which the man would presumably serve until the end of the war. Of course it didn’t always work out that way. In practice, units were often cannibalized as key noncoms or officers were pulled to serve as trainers and men with special skills were assigned to other duties. In addition, the goal was for each man to have at least six months stateside before going overseas.
America Enters the Ring 29 10277-America in WWI 11/12/03 3:29 PM Page 30 10277-America in WWI 11/12/03 3:29 PM Page 31 THREE The War at Sea 10277-America in WWI 11/12/03 3:29 PM Page 32 10277-America in WWI 11/12/03 3:29 PM Page 33 The War at Sea I n August 1916, Congress authorized the construction of 157 warships. ” Daniels, ironically, like Secretary of War Baker, was a former pacifist. Nevertheless, thanks in large part to Daniels and his assistant secretary, Franklin D. Roosevelt [3-2], the Navy, unlike the Army, was off to a good start in preparing for war.
Had entered the war. Next day he met with British Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, who by that time had been named First Sea Lord. Jellicoe shocked 10277-America in WWI 11/12/03 3:29 PM Page 39 3-28 HMS Vindictive sunk off the coast of Belgium. Sims by telling him that 844 Allied ships had been sunk in the first three months of unrestricted submarine warfare [3-28 to 3-30]. The situation had become so bad that many sailors and merchant seamen were actually refusing to sail. Both men agreed that at the moment Germany was winning.