America in World War I: The Story and Photographs by Donald M. Goldstein

By Donald M. Goldstein

Even supposing the US entered the conflict fairly 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 hundreds of thousands of pictures inform the tales of the U.S. infantrymen, sailors, airmen, politicians, and voters at the domestic entrance who helped the Allies win the battle. Donald Goldstein and Harry Maihafer have produced a vibrant account of the conflict that perpetually altered the destinies of the USA and Europe. DEPOSITили

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Britain, the island nation, had dominated the seas for centuries. In recent years, moreover, it had increased its fleet by adding powerful vessels of war, perhaps the most famous being an extremely large, heavily armored battleship with impressive 34 America in World War I 3-6 The USS Charleston, a cruiser. 10277-America in WWI 11/12/03 3:29 PM Page 35 3-7 The cruiser USS Pueblo. 3-8 The gunboat USS Essex. 3-9 US Submarine 284. 3-10 US Submarine Tarpon. 3-12 Torpedo boat USS Blakely. 3-11 Torpedo boat USS Bainbridge.

Baker. 26 America in World War I Pershing landed in Liverpool, England, and, along with his 10277-America in WWI 11/12/03 3:29 PM Page 27 2-20 Arthur Balfour, Britain’s foreign minister (1916–1922). staff, boarded a train to London. ” The British seemed overjoyed to finally see an American presence. Pershing met King George V, David Lloyd George, General Sir John French, South African General Jan Smuts [2-22], and numerous other dignitaries. Then it was off to France, where the greetings were also enthusiastic.

Present alongside his uncle, the Prince of Wales. ) Soon, however, Wilhelm felt the conflict between his British family ties and his role as German Kaiser. He became determined not only to develop a mighty high seas fleet, but to make it one rivaling that of Britain’s. What followed was a massive shipbuilding program, and by 1914 the German Navy took justifiable pride in its heavily armed battleships, cruisers, 36 America in World War I and supporting craft, some lurking in port, others prowling the seas, and all ready to do battle [3-18 to 3-20].

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