The Role Of Americans In World War One

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Almost everyone who has ever truly studied World War 1 realizes the helpful effort that the Americans put into the war effort however it would be obscured to think that the United States efforts would ever come close to what the Allies went through. The United States causality rate only accounted for 8 percent of its 206,000 soliders (cite 145) . With this being said, this was an extremely difficult for everyone who was involved. However, the American and British soldiers both viewed their enemy Germany slightly different. Some key reasons on why it was different for the Americans and British is because the British was in the war longer, they saw more things and went through more hard times than what the Americans did. Another reason it was …show more content…
As said in the text Sergeant Elmer F. Straub said “I did not like the idea of taking their things from but someone else would have, so I supposed it was alright” (cite 142) In this quote is shoes that not all Americans had pure hatred for the Germans, it shows that some solders realized that the Germans were people too. “Three German medics were captured and they were put to work taking care of the wounded…. They were certainly good workers and did the work right.” (cite page 142) This quote from the journal states some of the Germans who were captured would be put to work for the united states of the military, they were good works and never complained. The Germans soldiers were excited for the war to end, they wanted to get out of their awful country and start a new life in America. (maybe cite 143). “The Germans certainly praise the Americans and say that they have never seen such wonderful artillery work.” (cite page 143) This quote is an example on how the Germans and Americans had more mutual respect for one another unlike the …show more content…
On the other side the United States journals did not seem as if they were in as much miserere as the British, they were short and to the point. A major difference between the British and Americans were that the British was very despondent. “We often laugh here at the thought that if ever return to civil life again, we’ll be digging in a little in the garden to live in and stirring up our tea with a bit of stick or our finger and just spit on the floor when smoking and if a little tickling in our shirt, just hopping it off in the street.” (cite ‘heaps have cameras taking photos’ online). This quote says how despondent the British was. They were doubting if they will be able to make it out of the war, they felt as if the war would last

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