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Optimism at Armageddon

Voices of American Participants in the First World War

  • Authors
  • Mark Meigs

Part of the Studies in Military and Strategic History book series (SMSH)

About this book

Introduction

An analytical account of the experiences of American soldiers in World War 1 drawing on a wide range of sources in France and the United States. Since American forces did not appear on the Western Front in substantial numbers until the summer of 1918, their experiences of the war were short and less devastating than those of their Allied comrades. Thus surviving American troops emerged from the experience in a rather more upbeat mood about the war than the Allies. This is a fascinating and ground-breaking work as few other military historians have attempted to deal with the US army of 1918 in depth.

Keywords

army First World War France Front USA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-13934-7
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1997
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-13936-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-13934-7
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