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Pershing's Crusaders: The American Soldier in World War I
The Great War caught a generation of American soldiers at a turning point in the nation s history. At the moment of the Republic s emergence as a key player on the world stage, these were the first Americans to endure mass machine warfare, and the first to come into close contact with foreign peoples and cultures in large numbers. What was it like, Richard S. Faulkner asks ...more
Hardcover, 784 pages
Published March 17th 2017 by University Press of Kansas
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Richard Faulkner, with the University of Kansas Press, published "Pershing's Crusaders" in 2017. The book is well documented with over 100 pages of notes and bibliographic references. Faulkner's focus is on the individual soldier --his war experiences from the time of enlistment; through training, combat, r&r; and ending with his discharge. The book presents comprehensive research about the harsh realities of trench warfare, military logistics, and disease; and their impact on soldiers' moral be ...more
A very complete history of what our fathers faced when drafted, trained, shipped over, time in France, and then returning home, sometimes months after the Armistice. Every moment of the doughboy's life detailed. Uniform, rations, training, combat, medical, Chaplains, the Hen-Flew-End-Ways. (read the book, or say it fast) the spiritual and personal care by the YMCA. My dad used their facilities, (as I did, the Salvation Army's Red Shield Club and the USO). and the return home. 100 yrs ago. ...more
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