By Mark Henry, Stephen Walsh
While the us entered global struggle I in April 1917 her standard military counted simply 128,000 males and lacked the entire worthy gear and coaching for contemporary trench battle. through the Armistice of November 1918, common John J.Pershing's American Expeditionary strength in France had greater than 2 million males and used to be preserving 25 in step with cent of the Western entrance. that they had helped spoil Ludendorff's significant Operation "Michael" within the strains earlier than Paris; had grew to become onto the offensive themselves at St Mihiel and the Meuse-Argonne; and if Germany had now not negotiated peace with unforeseen pace the USA military may have taken over from their drained Allies an excellent higher proportion of the deliberate 1919 crusade. This concise account of America's first international type military, its association, uniforms, guns and personality, is illustrated with infrequent images and 8 complete colour plates.