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Pancho Villa and Black Jack Pershing : the Punitive Expedition in Mexico.

Author: James W Hurst
Publisher: Westport : Greenwood Pub. Group, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In March 1916, a Mexican bandit raided, burned, and looted the small border town of Columbus, New Mexico for reasons not clearly understood. In retaliation, the United States Army went into Mexico to apprehend him and bring him to justice. The expedition was a failure. The bandits made fools of the Army, the entire episode was one giant fiasco, and while it was an embarrassment to the United States, it was a point  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James W Hurst
ISBN: 9780313350054 0313350051 1281203149 9781281203144
OCLC Number: 437197238
Description: 1 online resource (222 pages)
Contents: Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Revolutionary Background To The Pershing Expedition; Chapter One: Denouement, defeat, And The March To Columbus; Chapter Two: Francisco's Folly: The Attack On Columbus, New Mexico; Chapter Three: American Reaction To Villa's Raid; Chapter Four: The Intelligence Section And An Assassination Plot; Chapter Five: Scraps, Fights, And Skirmishes; Chapter Six: The Fight At Carrizal; Chapter Seven: Entering The Doldrums: Idleness, Frustration, And Withdrawal; Chapter Eight: Wings And Wheels: Reconnaissance, Observation, And Transportation. Chapter Nine: Logistics And The Base Of SupplyChapter Ten: Myth, Legend, And Reality; Epilogue; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.

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In March 1916, a Mexican bandit raided, burned, and looted the small border town of Columbus, New Mexico for reasons not clearly understood. In retaliation, the United States Army went into Mexico to apprehend him and bring him to justice. The expedition was a failure. The bandits made fools of the Army, the entire episode was one giant fiasco, and while it was an embarrassment to the United States, it was a point of pride for Mexico.

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