US Doughboy 1916–19

US Doughboy 1916–19

Warrior 79
  • Author: Thomas Hoff
  • Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • Short code: WAR 79
  • Publication Date: 1 Jan 2005
  • Number of Pages: 64
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Dedicated to the life of the average US soldier during World War I, this book follows the doughboy during the course of the war: from conscription, arrival at a training facility, transportation to Europe, and finally into combat in the trenches. The evolution of the US Army is discussed, and its organization, the tension between Pershing's desire for "open” warfare and the actual reality of trench warfare is examined in detail. Appearance, equipment and weaponry of the American soldier are all featured, along with vivid descriptions of day-to-day experiences and the shock of combat on the front.

Biographical Note

Thomas A Hoff is a long time student and re-enactor of World War I. He combines a teaching post in History at Northeastern Illinois University, where he is currently developing a class on World War I, with work for the Chicago Police Department as a part-time detective. He is married to Mary, has two children and lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. Adam Hook studied graphic design and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specialises in detailed historical reconstructions and has illustrated Osprey titles on the Aztecs, the Greeks, the American Civil War and the American Revolution. His work features in exhibitions and publications throughout the world.

Contents

Introduction Chronology Conscription Training: theory and reality Uniforms and Equipment Mobility and Weapons Into Combat The American Combat Experience Daily Life and Routine Doughboys and the YMCA Colour plate commentary Museums and Re-enactment Index

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