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FIRST AMERICANS KILLED IN FRANCE

French Are Bled White, but Are Americans Ready? What A Way to Get Leave. Special to The Great War Project. Editor’s note: an earlier caption on a graphic in this report misidentified it. It is Marshal Foch, the French military leader, not the French president Raymond Poincare (4 September) Some of the first Americans arrive…

WHENCE THE NAME DOUGHBOY?

No One Knows for Sure, But American Servicemen Soon Carry the Moniker Proudly Special to The Great War Project (6 August) More and more American troops, known as Doughboys, are arriving in France. One question on many minds, how did the American troops come to be known by the nickname Doughboy? “It is far from…

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…