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America in World War I: The Story and Photographs (America by Donald M. Goldstein

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By Donald M. Goldstein

Deals a concise and hugely readable account of the yank military first battle in Europe - comprises greater than four hundred images that depict the awful realities of global struggle I on land, within the air, and at sea - Joins Brasseys sequence the USA at warfare the US in global conflict I offers an summary of this cataclysmic struggle and makes a speciality of the $64000 American contribution in the course of 1917 and 1918.

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The British fleet, under Admiral Sir John Jellicoe [3-21], had twenty-eight dreadnoughts and nine battle cruisers; the German, led by Admiral von Scheer [3-22], countered with sixteen dreadnoughts and five battle cruisers. The Germans could have claimed victory, since they lost fewer ships than did the British. At the decisive moment, however, von Scheer decided he The War at Sea 37 10277-America in WWI 11/12/03 3:29 PM Page 38 3-24 German submarine Deutschland Bremen. 3-25 German submarine U-14.

S. transports arriving at St. Nazaire, France. for cargo storage [4-12]. During the war some 5,000 sailors, as well as many soldiers and marines, would die of respiratory diseases. When ships docked and troops prepared to disembark, it was a happy moment all around [4-13]. The U-boat gauntlet had been run successfully, seasick stomachs could begin to recover, and the food on shore was bound to be better! Optimistic, enthusiastic young Americans were gladly trading the ship for the shore. Most men felt personally invulnerable, unwilling to consider the dangers that might lie ahead.

Present alongside his uncle, the Prince of Wales. ) Soon, however, Wilhelm felt the conflict between his British family ties and his role as German Kaiser. He became determined not only to develop a mighty high seas fleet, but to make it one rivaling that of Britain’s. What followed was a massive shipbuilding program, and by 1914 the German Navy took justifiable pride in its heavily armed battleships, cruisers, 36 America in World War I and supporting craft, some lurking in port, others prowling the seas, and all ready to do battle [3-18 to 3-20].

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