By Donald M. Goldstein

Even supposing the United States entered the conflict fairly overdue, it performed a serious position in tipping the scales opposed to Germany and its allies and in shaping the war’s aftermath. The book’s 1000s of photographs inform the tales of the U.S. squaddies, sailors, airmen, politicians, and voters at the domestic entrance who helped the Allies win the warfare. Donald Goldstein and Harry Maihafer have produced a shiny account of the warfare that ceaselessly altered the destinies of the US and Europe. DEPOSITили

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Everything, including food, was now in a critical situation. In France and England, “war gardens” had been established to alleviate the situation [4-17 to 4-19]. S. Navy had provided most of the warships escorting the troop transports. The transports themselves, however, were mostly French or British. This was not a “freebie”; the United States was expected to pay for each man’s passage. The cost had to be negotiated, especially when France initially tried to charge the same rate as for a prewar passenger liner.

The Germans could have claimed victory, since they lost fewer ships than did the British. At the decisive moment, however, von Scheer decided he The War at Sea 37 10277-America in WWI 11/12/03 3:29 PM Page 38 3-24 German submarine Deutschland Bremen. 3-25 German submarine U-14. must save his remaining ships. The German fleet withdrew, falling back to its North Sea ports. Henceforth the two fleets would cancel each other out. The Germans, realizing they could not afford to fight another such battle, decided to concentrate on building submarines.

My message today was a message of death for our young men. ” Then the peace-loving Wilson put his head down on the table and sobbed. 10277-America in WWI 11/12/03 3:28 PM Page 17 TWO America Enters the Ring 10277-America in WWI 11/12/03 3:28 PM Page 18 10277-America in WWI 11/12/03 3:28 PM Page 19 America Enters the Ring O n April 5, 1917, two days after Woodrow Wilson’s appearance before Congress, the Senate voted for war by 82 to 6. The following day, the House followed suit by a 373 to 50 vote.

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