World War I

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World War I (1914-1918) - World War I began 28 Jun 1914 with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria.

U.S. entered the war on 6 April 1917 when it was discovered that Germany was attempting to get Mexico to join the war on the German side in return for the support in reclaiming the States of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. Mexico did not enter the war. The U.S. drafted 4 million men and by 1918 was sending 10,000 men a day to the front in France. Some 2,084,000 U.S. troops reached France and 1,390,000 saw active service in the front line.

World War I Training & Embarkation Camps
National Army Training Camps
National Guard Training Camps
Regular Army Posts
Embarkation Camps

The war ended when Germany and the western allies signed a cease fire on 11 November 1918 and later signed the Treaty of Versailles on 28 Jun 1919 to formally end the war.

See Also:


  • Ayres, Leonard Porter, The War with Germany: A Statistical Summary, U.S. War Department, 2nd Ed, 1919, 147 pages
  • Rinaldi, Richard A., The US Army in World War I - Orders of Battle, Tiger Lily Publications LLC, 2004, 244 pages
  • Brief Histories of Divisions, U.S. Army: 1917-1918, U.S.A. General Staff, June 1921, 92 pages


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