91st Infantry in World War I. Analysis Of An AEF Division's by Bryan L. Woodcock

By Bryan L. Woodcock

Includes The americans within the First international battle representation Pack—57 photos/illustrations and 10 maps

The 91st Infantry department used to be a countrywide military department created ahead of international struggle I. established at Camp Lewis, Washington, it was once composed of draftees from the northwestern usa. Following a educate up that lasted below three hundred and sixty five days, this department departed for Europe in June 1918. In France, the 91st department carried out extra education, however the AEF driven it to front strains prior to it used to be accomplished. In its first wrestle adventure, the 91st department fought at the entrance strains of the Meuse-Argonne. within the first days of this conflict, the 91st department, even though green, won extra floor than the other American department. besides the fact that, it paid a heavy cost when it comes to American lives. The AEF consequently assigned the department to paintings below French command within the conflict of Ypres-Lys in Belgium. This thesis examines the department leadership's skill to execute necessary...

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Richard Faulkner, for sharing your knowledge of researching, writing, and World War I. Next, thanks to both Mrs. Joyce DiMarco and Mr. Bud Meador for serving on my committee and providing your valuable insight and experience both in the classroom over the past year as well as in this paper. Collectively, this committee provided both encouragement and suggestions that greatly contributed to my learning process and the outcome of this research. I would also like to thank Dr. Tony Mullis for his editing and style suggestions during the initial review process.

Regardless of what type of tactics they emphasized, many units struggled with tactical maneuver almost immediately. Timothy K. ” {7}This paper will evaluate the 91st Division during the Meuse-Argonne offensive and the battle of Ypres-Lys to determine if it had the same issues. Additionally, it will examine the training of the unit to determine how leaders were trained to conduct movement and maneuver, whether or not they were allowed to be flexible with their combat formations and whether or not this training translated into success on the battlefield if and when it was followed.

He was supported by a staff that included many regular army officers, but they faced a stiff challenge to receive, process, and train officers and recruits in a very limited amount of time. Initially, this small contingent of leadership was unable to closely manage the process of filling units. The men came in large waves to Camp Lewis based on national draft dates. In Company K, 363rd Infantry for example, ten officers were assigned on 7 September 1917 to form the company’s nucleus. Within days, the recruits began to arrive: 50 on 10 September, another 79 on the 21st, 25 on the 23rd.

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