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020: Summer 1987

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104: September 2015 Special Edition

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The First Great Triumph: How Five Americans Made their Country a World Power by Warren Zimmerman et al.

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Zimmermann analyses America's emergence onto the world stage through the careers of five friends and political allies: Theodore Roosevelt, John Hay, Alfred Thayer Mahan, Elihu Root and Henry Cabot Lodge.  All but Mahan (a naval officer) were involved in national politics. Two were Secretaries of State (Hay and Root). Two (Roosevelt and Root) won t…


Blacks v. Whites 29 April 1919 Winchester, Hampshire

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Blacks v. Whites Fight at Winchester Camp. A dozen men wounded. This shocking headline appeared in the Hampshire Telegraph on 2 May 1919 to describe events of the previous Monday 29th April 1919 when violence broke out between black British West Indian soldiers and white American soldiers serving with British forces who were housed in barracks at…


Americans All. Foreign-Born Soldiers in World War I by Nancy G Ford

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Texas A&M University Press, College Station, $32.95, 2000, 207pp, ills, index.  ISBN: 1 58544 118 X.  His is a well-crafted history of the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) which sets out to establish, and successfully so, that the US Army allied itself with progressive social reformers in integrating foreign-born and nonEnglish speaking dra…


Sons of Freedom: The forgotten American Soldiers who defeated Germany in World War One by Geofrey Wawro

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Basic Books. £13.81 (on Amazon special at the time of the book’s review). HB 596 pp. 14 maps. Ills throughout. Bibliog: Notes. Index. ISBN: Currently not published in the UK. Available via online shops. £20 from Abebooks.  Professor Wawro is the director of the Centre for Military History at the University of North Texas and joint editor, with…


Americans All. Foreign-Born Soldiers in World War I

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Texas A&M University Press, College Station, $32.95, 2000  207pp, ills, index. ISBN: 1 58544 118 X.  [This review first appeared in Stand To! No. 63 January 2002] This a well-crafted history of the AEF which sets out to establish, and successfully so, that the US Army allied itself with progressive social reformers in integrating foreign-b…


Michael O’Brien - 'There were no neutrals in the Trenches'

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In this talk Michael O'Brien will give an account of those American citizens who died fighting in the British Army during the Somme Campaign from July to November 1916. Members and non-members of The Western Front Association are equally welcome. Any new visitors are guaranteed a friendly atmosphere and a warm welcome from a group of like-minded e…


Ep.250.pt2 – The Western Front – Prof Nick Lloyd

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Dr Nick Lloyd, Professor of Modern Warfare at King’s College London, talks about his recent book The Western Front. Your browser does not support the audio element. He considers the impact of the learning process/curve, why the Allies won…


Articles, Book Reviews and podcasts taking the American point of view in World War One

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The USA in World War One featured on The Western Front Association website  Articles in Stand To! (The archive of our journal is available online to members) The Role of the Doughboy in the Current American Renewal by James Brazier Private Martin A. Treptow ST2 1981  Combat Command on the Western Front. Perspectives of America Officers by Ca…