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Combat and construction: US Army Engineers in World War I

Combat and construction: US Army Engineers in World War I

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US Army Corpsof Engineers
. Combat and Construction
m
W.
Army
Engineem
in World War I 
by Charles Hendricks
 
Office
of History
U.S. Army Corps of EngineersFort Belvoir, Virginia
1993
 
Foreword
As the United States commemorates the 75th anmversary othe end of World War I, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recallsthe dedication and sacrifices of its engineer soldiers, officers,
andcivilians.
The United States was not involved at
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when the great warbroke out in Europe in the summer of 1914. Not until 1917 did this
country determine that its vital national interests were at stake inthe conflict. America then committed its powerful human and
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technological resources to support the West European democracies
engaged in the struggle.Within two years, American military forces tipped the balance o
power in Europe The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was essentialto this effort-engineers fought on the front lines and constructedfacilities needed to transport and supply American troops.
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Con.struction
honors the contributions of these engineers who
fought to protect democracy and restore peace
ARTHUR
E.
WILLJAMS
Lieutenant
General,
USA
Commanding
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