BORROWED SOLDIERS – The Story of the AEF II Corps Which Fought Under British Command in 1918

 

Author Mitchell Yockelson speaks at the WFA East Coast Branch Symposium in WW1 History

Author Mitchell Yockelson speaks at the WFA East Coast Branch Symposium in WW1 History

Author Mitchell Yockelson presents highlights from his book BORROWED SOLDIERS: AMERICANS UNDER BRITISH COMMAND, 1918.  This video presentation was recorded at the WFA East Coast Branch (USA) Symposium in World War I History in York, PA, June 2012, and includes questions from the audience.

BORROWED SOLDIERS tells the story of the US 27th and 30th Infantry Divisions “from the training camps in South Carolina to the bloody battlefields of Belgium and France….despite cultural differences, General Pershing’s misgivings, and the contrast between American eagerness and British exhaustion – the untested Yanks benefitted from the experience of battle-toughened Tommies.  Their combined forces contributed much to the Allied victory.”

To watch Yockelson’s video presentation on the Western Front Association’s YouTube Channel, click here.