By Donald M. Goldstein
Even if the United States entered the warfare really past due, it performed a serious position in tipping the scales opposed to Germany and its allies and in shaping the war’s aftermath. The book’s hundreds and hundreds of pictures inform the tales of the U.S. squaddies, sailors, airmen, politicians, and electorate at the domestic entrance who helped the Allies win the warfare. Donald Goldstein and Harry Maihafer have produced a bright account of the conflict that perpetually altered the destinies of the United States and Europe.
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Extra resources for America in World War I: The Story and Photographs (America Goes to War)
That afternoon, when Pershing met with Baker and President Wilson, Pershing was told his role was being expanded, mainly as a reaction to the Allied Military Missions now in Wash- 2-14 Troops playing baseball. 2-15 Drill sergeant overseeing fatigued Marines. 2-16 Marines practicing drill. Note dog leading the troops. America Enters the Ring 25 10277-America in WWI 11/12/03 3:29 PM Page 26 2-17, 2-18 Troops practicing marksmanship. ington, a French group headed by Marshal Joffre and a British team led by Foreign Minister Arthur Balfour [2-20], Lloyd George’s foreign secretary.
The major emphasis, however, was on the battleships and cruisers. This was 3-1 Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels. 3-2 Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt (left). 3-3 The House Naval Affairs Committee aboard the USS Queenstown. The War at Sea 33 10277-America in WWI 11/12/03 3:29 PM Page 34 firepower. This was the highly publicized HMS Dreadnought [3-16]. Eventually the term “dreadnought” came into general usage, applied to all the mighty class of battleships coming into the German and British fleets.
Having been 50 America in World War I 4-29 Builders who worked on Liberty Destroyer 139. renamed Leviathan, it became the fastest and largest of all troop transports. Eventually it would carry thousands of Americans, both to the war and, once peace was secured, back home again. Later in the war, a major factor in countering the U-boat menace was the erection of a mine barrier across the North Sea and the English Channel. British and American ships called “mine planters” went into action and began laying the first mines in June 1918 [4-20 to 4-22].