Monthly Archives: June 2017

WHERE ARE THE AMERICANS?

First American Contingent Arrives in France Virtually Untrained; Who Will Command Them? Pershing Says He Will Special to The Great War Project. (18 June) At this moment in the war a century ago, the first significant contingent of American troops — some 14,000 – reaches France. Their crossing the Atlantic was largely uneventful, according to…

A TERRIBLE SCENE OF SLAUGHTER

Huge Explosion on Western Front. Tunnelers Digging for Months; Explosion Heard in London. Special to The Great War Project. (4 June) In northern France a century ago, British soldiers are digging a tunnel. Actually they are digging many tunnels, a whole complex of tunnels and mines. “In an epic doggedness,” writes historian Norman Stone, “miners…