The American Expeditionary Forces in World War I

Author(s): John F. Votaw

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Upon the entry of the United States into World War I, the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) were created by the War Department on short notice from existing units, filled up with men from the training camps and deployed with only their personal weapons and equipment. The US Army was not prepared for combat in France, and the remarkable achievement of the AEF


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This book summarizes just everything you need to know about the AEF in one slim, richly-illustrated volume. Leonard Shurtleff, The Western Front Association"

Dr. John F Votaw is the Executive Director of the Cantigny First Division Foundation, Illinois. A retired Lieutenant Colonel of the US Army, Dr. Votaw directs the First Division Museum at Cantigny and is the general editor of the 'Cantigny Military History' series. As the Historian for the Society of the 1st Infantry Division, Dr. Votaw supervises the publication of the Society newspaper and advises the Society's historical activities.

Introduction; Mission; Preparation for war: Doctrine and training; Organization; Tactics; Weapons and equipment; Command, control, communication and intelligence; Unit status; Armistice, occupation, recovery and demobilization; Retrospective

General Fields

  • : 9781841766225
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Osprey Publishing
  • : 0.304
  • : March 2005
  • : 248mm X 184mm X 7mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John F. Votaw
  • : Paperback
  • : 940.41273
  • : 96
  • : 50ill.3col.ill.