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14 to July 15 to April 18 to August 18 to September 1st Army 1st Battalion 21 to March 26 to November 26 to October 31 to June 3d Battalion 6th Field Aisne defensive Aisne-Marne offensive Allies August 18 August 23 August 30 August 9 Baccarat sector Balloon Company battle deaths Belgium Cantigny sector Center sector Champagne-Marne defensive Chateau-Thierry sector Coast Artillery Corps command Corps Balloon Group Corps Observation Group Corps Observation Squadron Division was organized Field Artillery Brigade Field Signal Battalion France French German Haute-Alsace Infantry Brigade July 18 July 9 June 14 June 21 Machine Gun Battalion Marbache sector March 21 Marne Meuse-Argonne offensive Mihiel offensive National Guard November 11 November 9 October 12 October 20 October 31 Oise-Aisne offensive organized at Camp Pioneer Infantry Pursuit Group Pursuit Squadron September 12 September 26 September 30 Somme offensive Telegraph Battalion Toul sector troops Vesle sector Vosges Woevre Ypres-Lys Offensive
Page 23 - The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty. We have no selfish ends to serve. We desire no conquest, no dominion. We seek no indemnities for ourselves, no material compensation for the sacrifices we shall freely make. We are but one of the champions of the rights of mankind. We shall be satisfied when those rights have been made as secure as the faith and the freedom of nations can make them.
Page 22 - That we shall make war together and together make peace. We shall give general financial support and it is understood that Mexico is to reconquer the lost territory in New Mexico, Texas and Arizona. The details are left to you for settlement. You are instructed to inform the President of Mexico of the above in the greatest confidence as soon as it is certain that there will be an outbreak of war with the United States...
Page 23 - But the right is more precious than peace, and we shall fight for the things which we have always carried nearest our hearts — for democracy, for the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own governments, for the rights and liberties of small nations, for a universal dominion of right by such a concert of free peoples as shall bring peace and safety to all nations and make the world itself at last free.
Page 22 - ... for the ultimate peace of the world and for the liberation of its peoples, the German peoples included: for the rights of nations great and small and the privilege of men everywhere to choose their way of life and of obedience. The world must be made safe for democracy.
Page 23 - To such a task we can dedicate our lives and our fortunes, everything that we are and everything that we have, with the pride of those who know that the day has come when America is privileged to spend her blood and her might for the principles that gave her birth and happiness and the peace which she has treasured. God helping her, she can do no other.
Page 20 - Unless the Imperial Government should now immediately declare and effect an abandonment of its present methods of submarine warfare against passenger and freight-carrying vessels, the Government of the United States can have no choice but to sever diplomatic relations with the German Empire altogether.
Page 4 - I pray that our heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.
Page 4 - DEAR MADAM: I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the AdjutantGeneral of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our heavenly Father may assuage...
Page 23 - It is a distressing and oppressive duty, Gentlemen of the Congress, which I have performed in thus addressing you. There are, it may be, many months of fiery trial and sacrifice ahead of us. It is a fearful thing to lead this great peaceful people into war, into the most terrible and disastrous of all wars, civilization itself seeming to be in the balance.