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Creating An American Army - John J. Pershing I WHO DID WHAT IN WW1?

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John Pershing already had a long career in in the US forces when World War 1 broke out. When 1917 came around he was tasked with the monumental challenge of creating and expanding the American Expeditionary Forces and send them over to Europe.

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"We never really let the Germans know who won the war. They are being told that their army was stabbed in the back, betrayed, that their army had not been defeated. The Germans never believed they were beaten. It will have to be done all over again…." ~ John J. Pershing

Author — W1se0ldg33zer

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Socks per capita, the true measure of a country's economy

Author — Cian Doyle

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I didn't know about the loss of his family... that's terrible.

Author — JonManProductions

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Going from the last Indian War to the atomic bomb, what incredible changes occurred in his lifetime.

Author — James Hickok

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"People believed a larger division could stay on the line longer as it would have more replacements and reserves".
Indie is crystal clear, a 40 width division is op.








Hoi 4 reference

Author — Ιωάννης Μπαλτουμάς

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Socks! Socks are no laughing matter, they're always in short supply. PSA: donate socks to your local homeless shelter. They're ALWAYS in need.

Author — Tim McCarthy

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Apparently the other soldiers nickname for him was N word jack and later was replaced with black jack.

Author — Luis Martinez

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“Lafayette, we are here!” « Lafayette, nous voici! »

Author — Nakrin27

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An interesting little fact is that he also got engaged to George Patton's younger sister in 1917.

Author — Declan A

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Seems like Pershing and Eisenhower, the two “main” general for the U.S. troops in Europe in both World Wars, were successful not because they were great strategists per se but because they were rather great organizers and coordinators.

Author — Zach Anderson

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Question for out of the tranches: the generals of WW1 are often seen as incompetent and uncaring of the plight of the men. Did any generals show regret after the war?

Author — jackson macpherson

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You forgot to mention that Black Jack was the mentor of many great US generals of ww2 names being like George Patton, Eisenhower, George C Marshall and many others.

Author — Matthew Arenson

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Excellent again.
Indy & team, I know it's impossible to cover everything, but I'm surprised that you missed this quote by great man General Pershing:
"We never really let the Germans know who won the war. They are being told that their army was stabbed in the back, betrayed, that their army had not been defeated. The Germans never believed they were beaten. It will have to be done all over again." (1923)
It's as scarily prescient as Foch's famous quote about Versailles and the "20-years armistice".

Author — silvioevan11

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A story from Send the Alabamians: during the Punitive Expedition, Pershing caught three soldiers taking shelter from the wind behind an overturned wagon. They also happened to be playing dice. Rather than lay into them, he simply offered the suggestion to "take your game further off the trail before some lieutenant catches you"

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To this day there is a Jonh J. Pershing center with a large sign expaling his life and service at the University of Nebraska Lincoln.

Author — Michael Lewis

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And Woodrow Wilson said onto John Pershing: "Create me an army worthy of United states of America!"

Author — Cleaveage Tenshi

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Last time i was this early, the US was still neutral.

Author — Elcaspar

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1918: Pershing wanted to continue fighting all the way to Berlin, but was overruled by President Wilson.

1945: Patton wanted to continue fighting all the way to Moscow, but was relieved of his command by General Eisenhower.

1951: MacArthur wanted to continue fighting all the way to Beijing, but was sacked by President Truman.

Author — Pauly B

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The 1st Division would become Pershing's favorite 5:41

Author — Matthew Arenson

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If you know how to shoot, and are quite ready to shoot, the chances are that you won't have to shoot.

Author — Victor Bruant