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By Gordon Kerr
As the war is slipping past dwelling reminiscence, this concise background helps ensures that the clash is rarely forgotten
WWI, lasting simply 4 years from 1914 to 1918, was once with out parallel, the 1st precise international clash within which the entire earth's nice powers participated. This book tells the tale of this cataclysmic occasion. It describes the history to struggle, the overseas rivalries and conflicts of the former many years that ended in the countries of Europe forming digital armed camps, the relentless build-up of army and naval that characterised the early years of the twentieth century, and the good figures that attempted to avoid clash or enthusiastically driven for it. every year of the battle is handled in its personal bankruptcy, the battles, a variety of battlefronts, and significant incidents defined and analyzed for his or her effect at the behavior of the battle. The ebook also examines the final acts of this "war to finish all wars," supplying bills of the Russian Revolution, the decisive access of the U.S. into the hostilities, and the efforts of the Paris Peace convention after the armistice to apportion blame and punish the losers.
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Furthermore he points out that the railroads would avoid the routes used by the French and British forces and' that the location of the supply depots would facilitate (37) 38 Hq ServIces of Supply, AEF supply. July 4, an advance section with hq at Nevers is created to function directly under C-in-C, AEF. July 5, the Line of Communications is established as a part of the AEF. The Commanding General, L of C, is designated as a member of the AdministraHEADQUARTERS £os tive and Technical Staff of the C-in-C.
Dec 8, 1917, the Motor Transport Service is created as part of Quartermaster Corps. This service is directed to establish and maintain depots, parks, repair and salvage shops throughout the L of C to provide the vehicles, personnel, units, spare parts and supplies necessary for the demands of the armies. Ass't Provost Marshal General offices established in Advance, Intermediate, and Base Sections. Dec 12, GHQ divides the mechanism of supply of American troops in France into three phases: procurement of supplies, care and storage of same, and their transportation.
Nov 11, American officers perfonning general staff duties in AEF number 390. Nov 27 PMG again member of staff of C-in-C; MP Corps attached directly to GHQ, Chaumont. Dec 3, Officer in Charge of Civil Affairs in Occupied Territory added to staff, and has representatives throughout occupied areas. Dec 3, 1918-June 9, 1919, Advanced GHQ operates at Trier, Germany. 1919 Feb 12, Historical subsection in Office of Secretary, General Staff, reconstituted as Historical Section, General Staff. June 1, Provost Marshal General's offices transferred to Chateaudu-Loir (Sarthe).
A Short History of the First World War: Land, Sea & Air, 1914-1918 by Gordon Kerr