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‘The US Army in the First World War’ a talk by Tony Taylor-Neale


Join Tony Taylor-Neal and other members of the Kent (East) branch of the Western Front Association for a presentation on the US Army in World War One.  We meet at the Drill Hall, Leros TA Centre, Sturry Road, Canterbury, CT1 1HR on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm for 7:00pm meetings. IMAGE: Members of the first contingent of New Yorkers…

'Haig, Foch, Pershing and the Battle of St.Mihiel' with Michael O'Brian


St Mihiel is noteworthy because it was the first set piece battle planned by Americans and carried out under American command. This talk by Michael O'Brian will cover the personalities involved; the battle itself and the German analysis of the situation. It remains a controversial event and the issues which arose will be discussed.

'Brothers in Arms: Breaking the Hindenburg Line' a talk by Clive Harris


On 29 September 1918 a force of British, Australian and US Troops attempted to break the Hindenburg Line between Bellicourt and Bony. Despite sharing doctrine and fighting over similar ground against the same enemy, each of allied armies experienced very different days. Clive will examine the reasons behind such polar opposite battles by consideri…

'The Americans on the Argonne' with Peter Hart


Peter Hart will be giving a talk on the Americans on the Argonne.  Peter Hart is the oral historian at the Imperial War Museum and has written several titles on the First World War. His latest books for Profile are Gallipoli, The Great War and Voices from the Front. IMAGE: Soldiers of Headquarters Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Div…

28 December 1917 : Wagoner Ned Vandeventer


28 December 1917 Wagoner Ned Vandeventer, Supply Co 151st Infantry Regt. From Bloomfield, Indiana, Ned was born on 24 September 1895. He enlisted into the US Army on 4 October 1917 and underwent his basic training with the 159th Depot Brigade at Camp Taylor, Kentucky before being transferred to the 151st Infantry Regiment at Camp Shelby, Mississi…

'The Americans at Meuse-Argonne 1918' by Christina Holstein


About the talk: Involving 1.2 million US soldiers, the Meuse-Argonne Offensive (26 Sep - 11 Nov 1918) was the largest offensive in American history. It was also the AEF's bloodiest, resulting in around 27,000 US fatalities. Part of the "Hundred Days", it was one of a series of Allied attacks which brought the Great War to an end. Christina Holstein…

Pvt Kurt Jaeneke, Co D 138th Infantry Regt, US Army


Born in Erfurt, Germany, on 11 June 1893, Kurt emigrated to the US in early childhood. He enlisted into the US Army on 1 August 1917 at Kansas City and continued his training at Camp Doniphan, Oklahoma. On 18 March 1918, he died during an operation for Mastoiditis and is now buried at Lindenwood cemetery, Fort Wayne. 18 March 1918 Research by Dav…

6 May 1918: Pvt Joseph William Welsh, Co G, 18th Infantry, US Army.


From Greensburg, Indiana, Joseph was born on 13 November 1894. He enlisted into the US regular army at Greensburg on 16 April 1917 and was sent to Douglas, Arizona where he was assigned to the 18th Infantry Regiment. After being sent overseas in June 1917, he fought at Sommerville, Toul, Cantigny and Chateau-Thierry where he was wounded in action.…