Articles and Essays

  • A World at War The American Expeditionary Forces. [General John Joseph Pershing, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, in uniform]. Photograph. c1919. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. LC-USZ62-113824. World War I was the first time in American history that the United States sent soldiers abroad to defend foreign soil. On April 6, 1917, when the United States declared war against Germany, the nation had a standing army of...
  • Behind the Scenes A Talented Editorial Staff. "Censor & Press Co. No. 1. Staff of Stars & Stripes. Brest, France. July '19." Photograph. From Harry L. Katz, A Brief History of The Stars and Stripes, Official Newspaper of the American Expeditionary Forces in France (Washington, D.C.: Columbia Publishing Co., 1921), p. 41. The Stars and Stripes carried the same type of material as the hometown newspaper typical...
  • Inside the Pages Advertisements. "Burberrys Military Outfitters." Advertisement. The Stars and Stripes, September 6, 1918, p. 6, col. 3 In every issue of The Stars and Stripes American companies and organizations, as well as French eateries and shops, competed for the attention of the servicemen with advertisements aimed at enticing the doughboys (as American soldiers were called). Although the advertisements exhibited considerable reserve and decorum by today's...