3:50am, July 31, 1917 was Zero Hour. At that moment, artillery shells fell upon no man’s land. “The […]
Category Archive: WWI
“Whatever may be our quarrel with our fellow citizens in times of peace,” William Dawson wrote to the […]
In May of 1918, former president Theodore Roosevelt wrote U.S. Army Chief of Staff Peyton C. March to thank […]
In 1925, General Robert Lee Bullard, Commander of the U.S.’s Second Army during WWI in Europe, retired and released a book of memoirs: Personalities and Reminiscences about the War. Bullard had enjoyed a fairly distinguished career in the military peaking during the Great War. Yet, like many of this day, he harbored prejudices; most notably his dismissive attitude toward African American soldiers.
“The man with the hoe is gone. Six hundred thousand of him left the fields of America last […]
“The nearer to the Front one goes, naturally, the more blasted the countryside becomes. Beyond Roeselare, the land […]