Our Army at the Front

Heywood BROUN (1888 - 1939)

During the US deployment in Europe in the final years of the Great War (WWI), the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) was accompanied by notable New York Tribune war correspondent, Heywood Broun. Although Broun better known (and remembered) as a sports writer, drama critic, journalist and social reformer, and not least as a member of the Algonquin Round Table, with such wits as Dorothy Parker and Robert Benchley, his writing of the activities of the AEF as it helped defeat the Central Powers in the war provides a unique perspective, including a view of the international interaction between the Americans and their European allies.

The work concludes by reprinting the initial report to the Secretary of Defense by American General John J. (Black Jack) Pershing who was the commander of the AEF, and contains detailed information regarding the level of the US effort and something of the obstacles which had to be overcome for the AEF efforts to be successful. (Dr.PGould)

Genre(s): War & Military, Modern (20th C)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Landing of Pershing Delmar H Dolbier
00:11:23
Play 02 "Vive Pair-Shang!" Bill Boerst
00:21:05
Play 03 The First Division Lands Mike Pelton
00:18:14
Play 04 The Fourth of July DrPGould
00:10:06
Play 05 What They Lived In Matt Markgraf
00:14:18
Play 06 Getting Their Stride Matt Markgraf
00:15:52
Play 07 Speeding Up Bill Boerst
00:17:33
Play 08 Back with the Big Guns Peter John Keeble
00:11:55
Play 09 The Eyes of the Army Peter John Keeble
00:11:08
Play 10 The Schools for Officers BettyB
00:07:34
Play 11 Some Distinguished Visitors John
00:13:08
Play 12 The Men Who Did Everything John
00:13:53
Play 13 Behind the Lines Lazlo
00:13:55
Play 14 France and the Medicoes Mike Pelton
00:12:58
Play 15 In Charge of Morale BettyB
00:10:00
Play 16 Into the Trenches Peter John Keeble
00:13:17
Play 17 Our Own Sector garybclayton
00:12:42
Play 18 A Civilian Visitor BettyB
00:14:00
Play 19 A Famous Gesture BettyB
00:13:47
Play 20 The First Two Battles Mike Pelton
00:16:11
Play 21 Teufel-Hunden Peter John Keeble
00:12:43
Play 22 The Army of Manoeuvre garybclayton
00:20:06
Play 23 St. Mihiel garybclayton
00:14:36
Play 24 Meuse-Argonne Begins DrPGould
00:14:24
Play 25 Cease Firing DrPGould
00:11:38
Play 26 General Pershing's Report DrPGould
00:51:36