Forgotten Soldiers of World War I: America's Immigrant Doughboys

Forgotten Soldiers of World War I: America's Immigrant Doughboys

by Alexander F. Barnes, Peter L. Belmonte


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764355479
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date: 07/28/2018
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 677,972
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Alexander F. Barnes served in the Marine Corps and Army National Guard, retiring as a Warrant Officer. He retired as an Army civilian in 2015, and is currently the Virginia National Guard Command Historian. He holds a master's degree in anthropology and has authored four other books for Schiffer. Peter L. Belmonte is a retired US Air Force officer and freelance historian. A veteran of Operation Desert Storm, he holds a master's degree in history from California State University, Stanislaus. This is his second book published by Schiffer.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 8

Foreword: There's a Long, Long Trail A-winding … 9

Chapter 1 A Nation of Immigrants 18

Chapter 2 Draft Laws, Draft Registration, and Drafted Men 22

Chapter 3 Stateside Training and Service 33

Chapter 4 Naturalization and Deployment 51

Chapter 5 Over There: Combat Service in France 66

Chapter 6 Biographies 92

Chapter 7 The Home Front 102

Chapter 8 Unusual Events and Unique Episodes 109

Chapter 9 It's Finally Over: Armistice, Occupation, and Home Again 132

Chapter 10 Into the Land of My Dreams 154

Endnotes 173

Bibliography 182

Index 189

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