Pershing at General Headquarters in Chaumont, France, October 1918

Accession number:
1918.01

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N/A

Historical period:
ca. 1918

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Dimensions:
H x W: 19 in. / 13 in.

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N/A

Credit line:
The Army and Navy Club Library Trust Fund

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Chaumont, France was the General Headquarters for the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF), the United States Army World War I deployment force. It was established on July 5, 1917, in France under the command of General John J. Pershing, who remained in command for the entire war. During the United States campaigns in World War I, it fought on the Western Front against the German Empire, alongside the French, British, and Canadian Armies.

Some AEF troops fought alongside the Italian Army in that same year, against the Austro-Hungarian Army. The AEF helped the French Army on the Western Front during the Aisne Offensive in the summer of 1918 (at the Battle of Château-Thierry and Battle of Belleau Wood), and the AEF fought its major actions in the Battle of Saint-Mihiel and the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in the latter part of 1918.