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American Armies and Battlefields in Europe: A History, Guide and Reference Book

A massive undertaking at the time, this nearly 600 page book was first published in 1927 to commemorate America’s involvement into World War I. Originally titled “A Guide to the American Battle Fields in Europe,” the book served as a guide for Americans traveling overseas to visit World War I battle sites, cemeteries and memorials. By 1938, the book was expanded with additional research to serve as a history of the American Expeditionary Forces’ accomplishments. Among the contributing authors was Maj. Dwight D. Eisenhower who was assigned to ABMC by the Army in the 1920’s. The expanded volume was then retitled “American Armies and Battlefields in Europe: A History, Guide and Reference Book.”

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