Prior to World War I Harry Truman had not met with much success. Hard working, personable and ambitious, none of the many jobs he took on, or the business ventures he launched, gave him long term financial security.
I’ve cheated the Grim Reaper more times than anyone I know, and I’ll fight like a wildcat until they nail the lid of my pine box down on me. Eddie Rickenbacker Eddie Rickenbacker, America’s Ace of
The most famous member of the United States Army Air Service 94th Aero Squadron, the fabled Hat in the Ring Squadron, was Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, America’s Ace of Aces with 26 victories. Another notable flier in the unit was Lieutenant
Would You Rather Be a Colonel with an Eagle on Your Shoulder or a Private with a Chicken On Your Knee?
Something for the weekend. Would You Rather Be a Colonel with an Eagle on Your Shoulder or a Private with a Chicken On Your Knee? The American involvement in World War I produced an immense amount of music, much
The Secretary of State to the Swiss Chargé (Oederlin) Washington, October 23, 1918. Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 22d transmitting a communication under date of the 20th from the German Government
A sign of just how desperate the civilian German government a century ago was to bring the War to an end was the announcement of the end of submarine warfare and the recall of all its submarines back to port.
On October 20, 1918 the German government, through the Swiss, sent out a response to President Wilson’s Second Note: In accepting the proposal for an evacuation of the occupied territories the German Government has started from the assumption
13And they sent to him some of the Pharisees and of the Herodians; that they should catch him in his words. 14Who coming, say to him: Master, we know that thou art a true speaker, and carest not
The Offensive opened with a six hour bombardment, brief by Great War standards. In the three hours prior to H hour the Americans fired off more munitions than both sides fired off in the four years of the American Civil
One hundred years ago the Meuse-Argonne Offensive is about to begin. We will be covering it in detail. In reading about the Offensive, it should be recalled that American divisions were twice the size of European divisions, and with
A century ago George C. Marshall, an acting Colonel on the Operations Staff of the American Expeditionary Forces, was finishing up a military miracle, overseeing the movement of 400,000 American troops to participate in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Marshall
The First United States Army launches its first offensive on September 12, 1918 against the salient of St. Mihiel. The attack force consisted of three US corps and a French corps. By the time the battle ended on September
Quartermaster General Erich Ludendorff, de facto commander of the Imperial German army, issued this terse statement on August 4, 1918: Foch’s plan was undoubtedly to cut off the entire arc of our front south of the Aisne by a
Men pass away, but institutions survive. In time we shall all go to join our comrades who gave up their lives in France. But in our own generation, when the call came, we accepted the flag of our fathers; we
“I am Cukela. I attack.” Louis Cukela immigrated to the US from what is now Croatia in 1913 at the age of 25. His English would always be somewhat broken, but that did not prevent from becoming a