Armistsice 100: Allies tell Germany: ‘Surrender or be annihilated’
August 10, 1918: As news of the war continued to dominate headlines, one report revealed how America was planning to field 4m troops by the end of 1919.
General March, the Chief of Staff, told the Senate Committee on Military Affairs, said they would have an army of 4m in France a year from today. Great Britain, France and Italy were also said to be preparing to increase their armies “to the last available man”.
The report said: “The Americans will, of course, vastly exceed any estimates that were thought either necessary or possible a year ago but the success achieved in equipping and... read more
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