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 ...