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The AEF way of war : the American army and combat in World War I

Author: Mark E Grotelueschen
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book provides the most comprehensive examination of the American Expeditionary Force's (AEF) combat doctrine and methods ever published. It shows how AEF combat units actually fought on the Western Front in World War I. It describes how four AEF Divisions (the 1st, 2nd, 26th, and 77th) planned and conducted their battles and how they adapted their doctrine, tactics, and other operational methods during the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark E Grotelueschen
ISBN: 0521864348 9780521864343
OCLC Number: 65187313
Description: x, 387 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1. Doctine, Dogma, and Development in the AEF --
2. The 1st Division: Training for and Waging Trench Warfare --
3. The 1st Division: Masters of Firepower --
4. The 26th "Yankee" Division: Doctrine, Discipline, and Discrimination --
5. The 26th "Yankee" Division: Doctrine, Demoralization, and Disintegration --
6. The 2nd Division: Bloody Lessons in "Open Warfare" --
7. The 2nd Division: Masters of Set-Piece Battle --
8. The 77th "Liberty" Division: Training for the Trenches and Fighting on the Vesle --
9. The 77th "Liberty" Division: Dogma, Delegation, and Discretion --
10. Conclusions --
References.
Other Titles: American Expeditionary Forces way of war
Responsibility: Mark Ethan Grotelueschen.
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