The All-Americans at War: The 82nd Division in the Great War, 1917-1918

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This is the first study to analyze the content, training, and performance of a World War I draft division from its formation onward. The 82nd division consisted heavily of non-English speaking European immigrants and conscripts fresh from farming towns in Tennessee and North Carolina. Despite these apparent obstacles, it would evolve into an effective combat unit on the front lines of St. Mihiel and the Meuse-Argonne. These "All-Americans" would prove that they could fight and accomplish several difficult missions in the Great War.

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