Mike Shuster

A GATHERING FLOOD OF DOUGHBOYS

Millions of Americans Crossing the Atlantic Germany’s First Target at Sea: the Tuscania. Special to The Great War Project (18 February) The build-up of American troops on the Western Front is proceeding far too slowly, and the Americans know it. The Americans “feared the worst for the coming year,” writes one American officer a century…

THE AMERICANS ARE IN IT

And the Clocks are Ticking. Melt Down the Church Bells! Special to The Great War Project (23 February) American soldiers are now in the war! For the first time, ten months after the United States declared war on Imperial Germany, “United States troops are taking offensive action on the Western Front,” reports historian Martin Gilbert.…

AMERICAN FORCE RESISTS INTEGRATION

Recall Vicious Race Riot, After Black Soldiers Marched in Houston. Many Died. Pershing Opposes Integration. Special to The Great War Project. (7 January) Thousands of black Americans hoped service in the army would soon lead to equality more broadly in the United States, but they were disappointed. Blacks agitated for more equality, but unfortunately, they…

CRISIS FOR THE ALLIES

German Troops Outnumber Allies; British Running Out of Men. Americans Resist Joining British, French Units Special to The Great War Project. (1 January) The United States approaches its involvement in the war very cautiously. Even the withdrawal of Russia from the war does not change the U.S. strategy. On the first day of the new…

STARVATION!

‘Beyond Human Nature to Bare’ Yet the Slaughter Continues Into Another Year Special to The Great War Project. (24 December) Here’s where things stand in the Great War as 1917 turns to 1918. As 1917 comes to an end, reports historian Martin Gilbert, “there is no prospect of peace in Europe.” Even the ceasefire in…