US Doughboy 1916-19

US Doughboy 1916-19

by Thomas Hoff, Adam Hook
     
 

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Dedicated to the life of the average US soldier during World War I, this book follows the doughboy during the course of the war: from conscription, arrival at a training facility, transportation to Europe, and finally into combat in the trenches. The evolution of the US Army is discussed, and its organization, the tension between Pershing’s desire for

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Dedicated to the life of the average US soldier during World War I, this book follows the doughboy during the course of the war: from conscription, arrival at a training facility, transportation to Europe, and finally into combat in the trenches. The evolution of the US Army is discussed, and its organization, the tension between Pershing’s desire for “open” warfare and the actual reality of trench warfare is examined in detail. Appearance, equipment and weaponry of the American soldier are all featured, along with vivid descriptions of day-to-day experiences and the shock of combat on the front.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841766768
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
02/01/2005
Series:
Warrior Series
Edition description:
Illustrate
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
655,038
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.20(d)

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