War Expenditures: v. 1 Testimony and exhibits of the War Department. v. 2 War contracts of $100,000 and over. v. 3. Reports of the committee. 3 v

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Page 2261 - Defense to supervise and direct investigations and make recommendations to the President and the heads of executive departments as to the location of railroads with reference to the frontier of the United States, so as to render possible expeditious concentration of troops and supplies to points of defense ; the coordination of military, industrial, and commercial purposes in the location of extensive highways and branch lines of railroad ; the utilization of waterways...
Page 2165 - ... ribbon, together with a rosette or other device, to be worn in lieu thereof, to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Army of the United States since the...
Page 2261 - ... increase of domestic production of articles and materials essential to the support of armies and of the people during the interruption of foreign commerce...
Page 1684 - I do not think it had all been motorized at the time of the armistice, because it had to be taken out of the line in order to motorize it. Some regiments, of course, could not be taken out, but the motorization of the 155 howitzers had been begun. We had a plan to motorize in each division one 75 millimeter regiment. In the latter part of September or the early part of October we ordered...
Page 2163 - ... to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Army of the United States since the sixth day of April, nineteen hundred and seventeen, has distinguished, or who shall hereafter distinguish, himself or herself by extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy.
Page 1874 - Army, forced a crossing of the Meuse east of Beaumont and gained the commanding heights within the reentrant of the river, thus completing our control of the Meuse River line. At 6 am on the llth notification was received from Marshal Foch's headquarters that the Armistice had been signed and that hostilities would cease at 11 am Preparatory measures had already been taken to insure the prompt transmission to the troops of the announcement of an Armistice. However, the advance east of...
Page 2072 - ... which were in use prior to November 11, 1918, where it has been or may be found more economical to the Government, for the purpose of salvaging such camps or cantonments, to. buy real estate than to continue to pay rentals or claims for- damages thereon, and except where industrial plants have been constructed or taken over by the Government for war purposes, and the purchase of land is necessary in order to protect the interest of the Government...
Page 2261 - ... and means of production, and availability of military supplies; the giving of information to producers and manufacturers as to the class of supplies needed by the military and other services of the government, the requirements relating thereto, and the creation of relations which will render possible in time of need the immediate concentration and utilization of the resources of the nation.
Page 2169 - June 9th and, after spending some days in consultation with the British authorities, reached Paris on June I3th. Following the rather earnest appeals of the Allies for American troops, it was decided to send to France, at once, one complete division and nine newly organized regiments of Engineers. The division was formed of regular regiments, necessary transfers of officers and men were made, and recruits...
Page 1649 - Before the armistice, 88,428; all told, 126,744; actually landed after the armistice, 38,316, with a loss at sea of 876. Colonel, who has to do with the shipment of tires abroad? What service ? Col. COLLINS. I am not sure. I believe now that the Motor Transport. Corps has the purchasing and the shipping of those. Mr. ANSELL. They purchase and ship them, both ? Col. COLLINS. As I understand it, the old Quartermaster General's Office purchased and shipped motor transportation until the P., S. and T....