Chapter 26[image] A Million Men and More

In This Chapter
  • Pershing is given charge of the St.-Mihiel sector
  • The Americans clear out the St.-Mihiel salient
  • America’s contribution to the air war
  • Foch’s Meuse-Argonne Offensive takes aim at German supply lines
  • Americans fight in the Argonne Forest

America’s General John J. Pershing wholeheartedly embraced his government’s instructions that the United States Army was to remain a “distinct and independent force” and was not to be put under foreign control. This was not merely a matter of national pride. Pershing, as well as President Woodrow Wilson and Secretary of War Newton Baker, understood that American soldiers ...

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