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American Armies and Battlefields in Europe, a facsimile variation to commemorate the seventy-fifth birthday of the yank Expeditionary Forces, is a distinct quantity that captures the AEF's classes of conflict in the course of international warfare I. in line with the sequence of battlefield excursions carried out for employees officials at normal John J. Pershing's headquarters, the operational chapters describe the army scenario, giving exact bills of exact struggling with supported by means of maps and sketches, and a precis of occasions and repair of strive against divisions. Topical chapters at the companies of provide, the U.S. army, army cemeteries and memorials, and different attention-grabbing and valuable proof finish the narrative. For students and scholars of the good conflict, in addition to veterans and their descendants wishing to discover conflict websites of some time past, this guidebook continues to be the main authoritative and simply usable resource for viewers to the AEF's battlefields. the yankee conflict Monuments fee, a small autonomous organisation confirmed via Congress in 1923 on the request of common John J. Pershing, is the dad or mum of America's out of the country commemorative cemeteries and memorials. Its undertaking is to honor the carrier, achievements, and sacrifice of the U.S. military.

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Northwest of Château-Thierry, the front o f t h e A m e r i c a n I C o r p s , h e l d by a French division and the American 26th D iv i s i o n , wh i c h h a d r e l i eve d t h e 2 d i n t h e sector between Vaux and Torcy, was subjected to a heavy bombardment. The 2d, which had suffered over 8,100 casualties in the f ighting near Belleau Wo o d, a n d t h e 4 t h D iv i s i o n we r e i n reserve to the west of the salient. The 1st Division was northeast of Paris. On July 17 the German High Command ordered the offensive stopped.

In addition to a 30-mile gain straight toward the heart of France, the Germans captured 60,000 prisoners, 650 cannon and enor mous quantities of supplies, ammunition and equipment. The situation looked ver y black for the Allies. Their rays of hope, however, were the rapid arrival of American troops, which were then pouring into France at the rate of about 9,000 per day, and their growing knowledge of the splendid dash and combat ability of the American soldiers, then being tested daily in battle.

The President took g reat care in his speech to Congress on April 2, 1917, to announce the aims and attitude of America. He said: “We have no self ish ends to ser ve. We desire no conquest, no dominion. WC seek no indemnities for ourselves, no material compensation for the sacrif ice we shall freely make. ” Both the sincerity of his statement and the correctness of his interpretation of the national aims and ideals of the United States were forcibly proved to the world, when, at the peace table in Versailles many months later, the American Government demanded neither one dollar of indemnity nor one square mile of ter ritory from the defeated nations.

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