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When and Why the Doughboys Finally Joined the War

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When the First World War began in August 1914, none of the 48 autonomous states that then made up the United States of America (USA) supported the taking of sides with either the Entente Powers (Britain, France and Russia) nor the Central Powers (Germany and Austria-Hungary). The USA had a professional regular army of 100,000, nearly half of which …


The Coast Guard in World War I, An Untold Story by Alex R Larzelere

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[This review first appeared in Stand To!  No. 73 April 2005] Naval Institute Press, Maryland,2003,326pp, photos, appendices. No price given in 2005. (2021 New £32, used prices from £10) ISBN 1 55750 476 8 The title of this book is truly appropriate in that the story has been 'untold' until now.  The book is thorough and outlines what the servi…


The Zimmermann Telegram : Intelligence, Diplomacy and America’s Entry into World War I by Thomas Boghardt

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US Naval Institute Press, 2012, $36.95, xii pages, 319pp, illustrations, bibliography, index. ISBN: 9‒781‒612‒511‒48‒1 [This review first appeared in Stand To! No.98 September 2013] In a well‒documented and closely argued text, the author draws on documents not available at the time Barbara Tuchman’s classic work was written in 1957 and takes a…