By Donald M. Goldstein
Even if the United States entered the warfare quite overdue, it performed a severe function in tipping the scales opposed to Germany and its allies and in shaping the war’s aftermath. The book’s countless numbers of photographs inform the tales of the U.S. infantrymen, sailors, airmen, politicians, and electorate at the domestic entrance who helped the Allies win the warfare. Donald Goldstein and Harry Maihafer have produced a brilliant account of the conflict that eternally altered the destinies of the United States and Europe. DEPOSITили
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Our Government has declined to keep its plighted faith, has declined to take action for justice and right, as it was pledged to take action under the Hague conventions. ” He might be older, but he’d lost none of the aggressiveness he’s shown as a “Roughrider” during the Spanish-American War [2-3]. In March 1917, with war clouds on the horizon, Congress passed a Conscription Act authorizing a military draft. On May 19, Wilson signed it into law, requiring all men between the ages of twenty-one and twenty-nine to register.
Some reporters attributed the 2-22 General Jan Smuts. America Enters the Ring 27 10277-America in WWI 11/12/03 3:29 PM Page 28 2-23, 2-24, 2-25 1st Division greeted by cheering French crowds who are very happy to see American reinforcements. phrase to Pershing, and so, as Pershing’s, it passed into American and French folklore. It was first suggested that Pershing use the phrase, and later he wished he had. ” 28 America in World War I Earlier that day, the 1st Division’s 16th Infantry Regiment had paraded through Paris.
After returning to the White House later that night, Wilson and his wife had dinner with 16 America in World War I Page 16 friends. Then the president wandered off. His secretary, Joseph Tumulty, found him later, sitting at the table in the Cabinet Room. Looking up, Wilson said, “Think what it was they were applauding. My message today was a message of death for our young men. ” Then the peace-loving Wilson put his head down on the table and sobbed. 10277-America in WWI 11/12/03 3:28 PM Page 17 TWO America Enters the Ring 10277-America in WWI 11/12/03 3:28 PM Page 18 10277-America in WWI 11/12/03 3:28 PM Page 19 America Enters the Ring O n April 5, 1917, two days after Woodrow Wilson’s appearance before Congress, the Senate voted for war by 82 to 6.