World War I: The Great War

So massive was the destruction wrought by this conflict that many thought it would be the war to end all wars—hence the eventual designation of it as “The Great War.” The United States had over 4.7 million men—and several thousand women—in uniform during World War I. While small in number, VHP’s WWI collections are a treasure trove of original primary sources, all of which offer insights into the experience of serving in the Great War.