The American Expeditionary Force in World War I

A Statistical History, 1917–1919

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About the Book

In April 1917, the United States ended its nonintervention policy and entered World War I as an “Associated Power” to aid the Allies in their fight against the Central Powers. The American Expeditionary Force, fighting alongside French and British troops, provided vital manpower on the Western Front during the Aisne Offensive and participated in major actions in the Saint-Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives that turned the tide late in the war. This volume offers the first comprehensive statistical history of the American Expeditionary Force, supplying fascinating details often omitted from narrative battle summaries. After an overview of each of the actions and battles in which the AEF participated, the book chronicles the day-to-day activities of every division. This work presents the most thorough examination yet available of the American fighting forces in the Great War.

About the Author(s)

The late George B. Clark, military historian and former Marine, wrote about World War I, World War II, and the United States Marine Corps. He lived in Pike, New Hampshire.

Bibliographic Details

George B. Clark
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 368
Bibliographic Info: notes, appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2013
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7223-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1220-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments viii

List of Abbreviations ix

Preface 1

Introduction 5

Part I: The American Expeditionary Force at War

The Beginnings of the United States’ Involvement 11

Battles in Which the American Divisions Participated 20

Statistics of the Meuse-Argonne Battle 46

Conclusion 47

A Summary of American Participation in the War 48

Part II: Statistics of American Divisions in France 59

Appendix: AEF Units Cited by the French High Command 333

Notes 341

Bibliography 343

Index 351


Book Reviews & Awards

“a useful resource”—ARBA.