Doctrine under Trial: American Artillery Employment in World War I

Synopsis

Artillery proved to be the greatest killer on the Western Front in World War I, and the use and misuse of artillery was certainly a determining factor in the wars outcome. While many books explore the artillery forces and employment of the European powers, this is the first study to examine artillery employment in the American Expeditionary Force. Grotelueschen follows one AEF division through its entire World War I experience, from preliminary training to each of its battles in France. This approach allows for great investigative depth and an opportunity to explore the implementation of doctrinal changes throughout the war.