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The Doughboys: The Story of the AEF, 1917-1918 By Laurence Stallings,

  • Title: The Doughboys: The Story of the AEF, 1917-1918
  • Author: Laurence Stallings
  • ISBN: 9780060139759
  • Page: 138
  • Format: Hardcover
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    One thought on “The Doughboys: The Story of the AEF, 1917-1918”

    1. This is a great read, but there are a few caveats that one should be aware of Laurence Stallings served in the war as an officer with the United States Marines He lost one of his legs due to an injury received during the Battle of Belleau Wood So he knows what he is writing about However I must stress thatThe Doughboysis not a piece of meticulously researched military history with all the details that we have come to expect from modern historians Rather it s an account of the war that he and his [...]

    2. Laurence Stallings, a Marine who lost a leg at Belleau Wood, who went on to be a famous writer and playwright What Price Glory , has written the definitive history of the life of the American soldier in World War I Filled with both personal stories and sweeping unit histories, The Doughboys gives a clear picture of the war following America s entry in 1917 Stallings s writing style is sometimes whimsical and some of his turns of phrase have dated badly enough to make them unclear to today s read [...]

    3. The Great War change the tide of Europe s future The war caused the end of monarchy, permanently and the beginning phase of the Second World War I think this book really shows the conflict of the great war and when America joins in and finishes the war with her allies it tells a descriptive information about what the AEF did and how did they do it the AEF American Expeditionary Force was the army that went to France and support the war against the German Empire I rated the book 5 stars because i [...]

    4. Laurence Stallings a veteran of World War I thought long and hard about stepping forward and compiling the history of America s involvement in the war to end all wars He was finally swayed by the fact that there was a void in documented history In his prologue Stallings strongly points out that following the war when President Wilson was in France to attend the Paris Peace Conference the commander in chief did not take the occasion to respectfully visit one battlefield with some hallowed grounds [...]

    5. Stallings qualifies as a been there done that author due to his own service in the war in combat, but this book is not a memoir and reaches far beyond personal experience One of the best treatments of American military involvement in WW I that I ve read.

    6. Solid work the the efforts of the AEF Does well describing the soldier level as well as the operational environment.

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