By Donald M. Goldstein
Even supposing the United States entered the conflict really past due, it performed a severe position in tipping the scales opposed to Germany and its allies and in shaping the war’s aftermath. The book’s hundreds of thousands of pictures 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 vibrant account of the warfare that perpetually altered the destinies of the United States and Europe. DEPOSITили
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For those sailing on foreign ships, there was an added problem. S. warship after being taken from the raider Alexandra Agassiz. 4-7 Unidentified German torpedo boats in the North Sea. 4-8 American troops on a train heading for their port of embarkation. Getting the Boys “Over There” 45 10277-America in WWI 11/12/03 3:30 PM Page 46 4-9 Crowded ship conditions for troops heading to Europe. 4-11 Crewmen aboard ship. 4-12 A medical isolation ward aboard ship. This space was formerly used for cargo.
Some, like the Covington [4-3], sunk almost within sight of land. In addition to the convoy system, an important development in antisubmarine warfare was the effective use of depth charges. Until 1916, there had been no way of sinking a submerged submarine. The depth charge, invented by the Royal Navy, changed that. A three-hundred-pound drum of 4-4 USS Whipple using “Y gun” to launch a 300-pound depth bomb while guarding a convoy in the North Sea. 44 America in World War I 4-3 The USS Covington sinking near the coast of France, July 1918.
He became determined not only to develop a mighty high seas fleet, but to make it one rivaling that of Britain’s. What followed was a massive shipbuilding program, and by 1914 the German Navy took justifiable pride in its heavily armed battleships, cruisers, 36 America in World War I and supporting craft, some lurking in port, others prowling the seas, and all ready to do battle [3-18 to 3-20]. 3-17 Kaiser Wilhelm II at Kiel. 3-18 German battleship Geschnrader (left) and other German warships in the North Sea.
America in World War I: The Story and Photographs by Donald M. Goldstein