The War with Germany: A Statistical Summary

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Page 40 - The most ample credit must be given to the Emergency Fleet Corporation, which turned over nearly a million tons of new ships, and to the Shipping Control Committee, which stripped bare of all suitable vessels our import and export trades and turned over for Army use nearly a million and a half tons of ships. The Army vessels also came from 12 other nations well scattered over the globe and shown in the figures of the map already referred to.
Page 40 - Map 3, on page 41, shows the amounts of tonnage that were secured for our Army fleet from the different countries of the world. The most ample credit must be given to the Emergency Fleet Corporation, which turned over nearly a million tons of new ships, and to the Shipping Control Committee, which stripped bare of all suitable vessels our import and export trades and turned over for Army 130 .American ' Swedish ilorwegian Diagram 16.— The cross-Channel fleet, in thousands of deadweight tons.
Page 111 - We expected to draw the best German divisions to our front and to consume them while the enemy was held under grave apprehension lest our attack should break his line, which it was our firm purpose to do.
Page 101 - Of the 42 divisions that reached France 29 took part in active combat service. Seven of them were Regular Army divisions, 11 were organized from the National Guard, and 11 were made up of National Army troops.
Page 120 - The total battle deaths in the recent war were greater than all the deaths in all wars for more than 100 years previous. From 1793 to 1914 total deaths in war may safely be estimated at something under 6,000,000. Battle deaths alone from 1914 to 1918 totaled about 7,500,000.
Page 131 - ... expenditure which that war actually involved. 4. In addition to this huge expenditure nearly $10,000,000,000 have been loaned by the United States to the Allies. 5. The Army expenditures have been over $14,000,000,000, or nearly ' two-thirds of our total war costs. 6. During the first three months our war expenditures were at the rate of $2,000,000 per day. During the next year they averaged more than $22,000,000 a day. For the final 10 months of the period, from April, 1917, to April, 1919,...
Page 106 - The first major operation in which American troops were engaged was the Cambrai battle at the end of the campaign of 1917. Scattering medical and engineering detachments, serving with the British, were present during the action but sustained no serious casualties. GERMAN OFFENSIVES. The campaign of 1918 opened with the Germans in possession of the offensive. In a series of five drives of unprecedented violence the Map 9.
Page 65 - Perhaps no invention has more profoundly modified the art of war than the machine gun. In the European War this arm has been brought into very great prominence.
Page 64 - This rifle resembled the British Enfield sufficiently so that the plants equipped for Enfield production could be rapidly converted to its manufacture, but it was chambered to use the same ammunition as is used in the Springfield and in the machine guns and automatic rifles of American manufacture.
Page 14 - ... then shoots up very rapidly. The British curve is in general convex in shape and the American is concave. The British sent to France many more men in their first year in the war than we did in our first year. On the other hand, it took England three years to reach a strength of f ^M COMMC'* NC'I tt ^H s s.

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