By Edward G. Lengel
A significant other to the Meuse-Argonne Campaign explores the only greatest and bloodiest conflict in American army heritage, together with its many controversies, in historiographical essays that replicate the present nation of the field.
- Presents unique essays at the French and German participation in ‒ and views on ‒ this crucial event
- Makes use of unique archival examine from the us, France, and Germany
- Contributors comprise WWI students from France, Germany, the U.S., and the United Kingdom
- Essays study the army, social, and political effects of the Meuse-Argonne and issues the best way for destiny scholarship during this area
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Pershing: General of the Armies. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. The best biography of Pershing in print. Trask, David F. 1993. The AEF and Coalition War Making, 1917–1918. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas. An invaluable study of the challenges of AEF operations in coalition with France and Great Britain. Chapter Two Preparations Brian F. Neumann Introduction In planning the Meuse-Argonne offensive the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) utilized an unproven staff system to design battle plans and oversee the concentration of forces for the operation.
Frustrated at the growing impasse, Foch opted to escalate. ” He might as well have dropped a live hand grenade on the table. ” “I must insist upon that arrangement,” Foch snapped. A thoroughly fed up Pershing shouted, “Marshal Foch you may insist all you please, but I decline absolutely to agree to your plan. ” The two generals thereupon simultaneously leapt up from the table as their interpreters looked on aghast. For a moment it appeared as if the two would start throwing furniture – and indeed Pershing briefly considered socking Foch in the jaw – but fortunately the Frenchman backed down.
College Station: Texas A&M University Press. Zabecki, David T. March 2012. S. ” Military History 28, 6: 40–49. Further Reading Bruce, Robert B. 2003. A Fraternity of Arms: America and France in the Great War. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas. A ground-breaking examination of the Franco-American wartime relationship that downplays tensions and emphasizes its ultimate success. Coffman, Edward M. 1968. The War to End All Wars: The American Military Experience in World War I. New York: Oxford University Press.