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11 November 1918 Pvt (ex-Sgt) Henry Nicolas Gunther, Co A, 313th Infantry Regiment, US Army.

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Henry was a bank employee prior to his enlistment in September 1917. A supply sergeant in Company A, 313th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division at the time of his arrival in France in July 1918, he was shortly afterwards demoted to private after censors intercepted a letter he had written to a friend urging him not to enlist. On the morning of 11 …


30 August 1918 : CPL Charles F Brust

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Little is known about the early life of Charles Brust. Charles was a resident of 3280 Hull Ave, Brooklyn, New York. (1) Charles enlisted in 71st New York Infantry shortly after the United States declared war on Imperial Germany. After training at Camp Wadsworth, SC with his regiment (now designated 105th Infantry Regiment), Charles shipped ou…


28 December 1917 : Wagoner Ned Vandeventer

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Son Winfield (farmer) and Sarah 'Lizzie' Vandeventer. Siblings in 1900 included Grace (3) and Maranda 'Randa' (1). By the time of the 1910 Census he had a further four brothers and sisters: Mandy, John, Avis and Scott.  Ned, who farmed for his father before the war, attested age 21 into the US Army on 4 June 1917 and was called up that October.…


6 May 1918: Pvt Joseph William Welsh

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Joseph 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. Joseph died of these wounds on 6 May 1918; he was the…


Ep. 35 – The Doughboys, 1917-1918 – Michael St Maur Sheil

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Photographer and historian Michael St Maur Sheil talks on the role of the Doughboys and US forces in France during 1917 and 1918. This talk was given in Belfast on 11 September 2017.


Ep. 133 – African American Servicemen during WW1 – Dr Amanda Nagel

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Amanda Nagel PhD, Assistant Professor of Military History at the School of Advanced Military Studies, US Army Command and General Staff College, talks about African-American Servicemen during the Great War.   Your browser does not support the audio element. …


Doc ‘Pete’: A Baltimorean with the Royal Fusiliers, 1917-18

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As the US went to war in April 1917 without tanks, aircraft, heavy artillery, or more than a handful of infantry divisions, a legion of its physicians readied themselves for immediate deployment to the Western Front. In a twist of irony, the first US soldiers sent to France and Flanders were armed only with the Hippocratic Oath. This vanguard estab…


20 January 1917: Pte Raymond William Combs

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Son of Jonathan B. and Anna Sparks Combs. Living in Zionsville, Boone County, Ind., when Raymond enlisted in U.S. Regular Army December 23, 1915, Jefferson Barracks, Mo before being sent to Ft Ward, Washington. He then enlisted into the Canadian Army on 18 April 1916 (claiming no prior military service other than service in the Canadian Militia!).…


Scotts Official History of the American Negro in the World War [1] by Mr Emmett J Scott (1919)

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Mr Emmett J Scott was Special Assistant to Hon, Newton D.Baker, Secretary of War - so he had to be circumspect. This is a reproduction of the 1919 printed on demand large format. Though not a hardback it is secure in a sturdy artificial binding. An attractive cover and reverse with examples of the kinds of photographs found inside featured here.…


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…


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…