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
After the death of Frederick Funston on February 19, 1917, it was inevitable that the newly promoted Major General John J. (Blackjack) Pershing would command the American Expeditionary Force that would be sent to France. It must have seemed somewhat
The Punitive Expedition had been an exercise in frustration for General John J. “Blackjack” Pershing. Pancho Villa, predictably, had eluded the Americans, refusing to stand and fight. Thirty year old Second Lieutenant George S. Patton had been an aide to Pershing.
The Mexican revolts against dictator Porfirio Diaz in 1910 led to a complex and ever shifting mixture of groups and personalities fighting for control of Mexico in an intermittent vicious civil war that would last for over two decades. Inevitably the US became