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U.S. Time Periods » 1914-1945: World Wars

Guide to World War I Materials

includes photos, essays, primary documents, films, and sound recordings related to World War I. Read news accounts of the war, including in The Stars and Stripes, a newspaper written by and for American soldiers at the war front. See brief features about the U.S. entering the war (April 6, 1917), American forces' first offensive (September 12, 1918), and the Treaty of Versailles (June 28, 1919). (Library of Congress)

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Interesting Fact:

In every issue of The Stars and Stripes American companies and organizations, as well as French eateries and shops, competed for the attention of the servicemen with advertisements aimed at enticing the doughboys (as American soldiers were called). Although the advertisements exhibited considerable reserve and decorum by today's standards, their content was intended to appeal to the almost exclusively male audience.
Historical map American Expeditionary Force / Ezra C. Stiles, cartographer and Paul C. Bowman, historian. Pittsburgh, Pa. : Herbick & Held Printing Co., 1932. Plan of the city of Paris -- From home po

Historical map American Expeditionary Force

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