an american soldier in the great war the world war i diary and letters of elmer o smith

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An American Soldier In The Great War

Author : Elmer O. Smith
ISBN : 1555718213
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In 1917, U.S. military forces deployed to France and contributed significantly to the Allied defeat of Imperial Germany along the Western Front in 1918. "The War to End All Wars"--World War I--was the largest, most destructive war in human history up to that point. More than a century later, as the country looks back, it is important to develop a deeper connection to the hearts and minds of the two million American soldiers sent overseas to fight in this major conflict. Private First Class Elmer O. Smith of Michigan was one of those brave soldiers. This book places Private Smith's war diary and letters into historical context, describing how a typical American soldier underwent rigorous training and then fought bravely with his unit against a determined German army foe in the brutal conditions and carnage of the Western Front.

Faith In The Fight

Author : Jonathan H. Ebel
ISBN : 9780691139920
Genre : History
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Faith in the Fight tells a story of religion, soldiering, suffering, and death in the Great War. Recovering the thoughts and experiences of American troops, nurses, and aid workers through their letters, diaries, and memoirs, Jonathan Ebel describes how religion--primarily Christianity--encouraged these young men and women to fight and die, sustained them through war's chaos, and shaped their responses to the war's aftermath. The book reveals the surprising frequency with which Americans who fought viewed the war as a religious challenge that could lead to individual and national redemption. Believing in a "Christianity of the sword," these Americans responded to the war by reasserting their religious faith and proclaiming America God-chosen and righteous in its mission. And while the war sometimes challenged these beliefs, it did not fundamentally alter them. Revising the conventional view that the war was universally disillusioning, Faith in the Fight argues that the war in fact strengthened the religious beliefs of the Americans who fought, and that it helped spark a religiously charged revival of many prewar orthodoxies during a postwar period marked by race riots, labor wars, communist witch hunts, and gender struggles. For many Americans, Ebel argues, the postwar period was actually one of "reillusionment." Demonstrating the deep connections between Christianity and Americans' experience of the First World War, Faith in the Fight encourages us to examine the religious dimensions of America's wars, past and present, and to work toward a deeper understanding of religion and violence in American history.

New York S Fighting Sixty Ninth

Author : John Mahon
ISBN : 9781476604442
Genre : History
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Formed in 1851 by Irish immigrants, the Fighting Sixty-Ninth has served with distinction since the Civil War. This is a complete, illustrated history of the regiment's service in the Irish Brigade and the Rainbow Division. Functioning as the 1st Regiment, Irish Brigade, 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac throughout the Civil War, the regiment made history at Malvern Hill, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg and Appomatox. According to legend, an exasperated General Jackson cursed them as part of "that damn brigade." Functioning as the 165th Infantry, 42nd Division (Rainbow Division) throughout World War I, the regiment helped turn back the last German offensive, counterattacked at the Ourq river, spearheaded one of Pershing's pincers at St. Mihiel, and helped break the Hindenburg Line in the Argonne Forest. Today, the regiment is known as 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry (Mechanized), New York Army National Guard.

Americans In Occupied Belgium 1914 1918

Author : Ed Klekowski
ISBN : 9780786472550
Genre : Health & Fitness
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"Belgium in the First World War: the first country invaded, the longest occupied, and the last liberated. Belgium was home to a large American colony: people working for U.S. corporations, diplomats with the American Legation and Americans armies. This book tells the story of the German invasion, occupation and retreat from the perspective of Americans who were there"--

America History And Life

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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

The Journal Of Military History

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Genre : United States
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Military History Of The United States

Author : Susan K. Kinnell
ISBN : STANFORD:36105024598521
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American Book Publishing Record

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The New York Times Book Review Index 1896 1970 Subject Index

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Over Here

Author : Juliet Gardiner
ISBN : 1855850192
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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