Letters, poems and other writings from soldiers who served, and died, in World War I provide an inside look at “The War to End All Wars.” The War to End All Wars ended a century ago. The brash Americans through sheer numbers and individual heroics ended the stalemate of World War I trench warfare in western Europe. “We got there in the nick of time to stave off the attack,” said retired Col. Doug Mastriano, a retired military historian living in Fayetteville. “Even British historians will admit the war could not have been won without the Americans.” The Russians quit the war in 1917 and freed up a million German troops to leave the Eastern Front to fight the French and British. The U.S. entered the war in April 1917. A World War I exhibit is on display at Antrim Allison Museum, 365 S. Ridge Avenue, Greencastle. (Markell DeLoatch/The Public Opinion) Communities across the U.S. answered President Woodrow Wilson’s call to make the world safe for democracy. The young men fell in the Argonne Forest and at St. Mihiel and Chateau Thierry. In little more than a year, 116,708 American military personnel died from combat, wounds or influenza. About as many… Read full this story
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