Title: The AEF Way of War: The American Army and Combat in World War I
Author: Mark E. Grotelueschen
Publisher: New York: Cambridge University
Publication Date: 04/01/2007
ASIN: B00E6TQ208Read Book
This exemplary case study of doctrinal and tactical innovation under fire shows how four divisions of the American Expeditionary Forces adapted, or failed to adapt, to conditions on the Western Front during World War I. The 1st and 2d Divisions perfected artillery-infantry liaison so that by November 1918 they had achieved “state-of-the-art” tactical skills. Both the 26th and 77th Divisions failed to achieve this level of proficiency. How and why each unit approached change and innovation underscores this examination of the Army at war.