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America in World War I: The Story and Photographs by Donald M. Goldstein

By Donald M. Goldstein

Even supposing the United States entered the battle quite overdue, it performed a serious function in tipping the scales opposed to Germany and its allies and in shaping the war’s aftermath. The book’s thousands of pictures inform the tales of the U.S. infantrymen, sailors, airmen, politicians, and electorate at the domestic entrance who helped the Allies win the warfare. Donald Goldstein and Harry Maihafer have produced a shiny account of the battle that without end altered the destinies of the US and Europe. DEPOSITили

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British and American ships called “mine planters” went into action and began laying the first mines in June 1918 [4-20 to 4-22]. The mines, stretching across the Straits of Dover and all the way from Scotland to the coast of Norway, slammed the door on U-boat access to the Atlantic, though the number of U-boats sunk by the mine barrier was unknown. In the opinion of Navy 4-30 The roster of the men selected to build Liberty Destroyer 139. 10277-America in WWI 11/12/03 3:30 PM Page 51 4-31 The Liberty Destroyer Santa Ana in port after its launch.

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. It would become the most popular song of the war [2-1].

Baker. 26 America in World War I Pershing landed in Liverpool, England, and, along with his 10277-America in WWI 11/12/03 3:29 PM Page 27 2-20 Arthur Balfour, Britain’s foreign minister (1916–1922). staff, boarded a train to London. ” The British seemed overjoyed to finally see an American presence. Pershing met King George V, David Lloyd George, General Sir John French, South African General Jan Smuts [2-22], and numerous other dignitaries. Then it was off to France, where the greetings were also enthusiastic.

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