The Story of The American Legion by George Seay Wheat | Project Gutenberg

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Work detailing the founding and early work of ‘The American Legion’, a veterans’ organisation for servicemen of the American Expeditionary Force in France. By May 1919, membership had been opened to troops still serving in the United States.

CONTENTS
I. Latter War Days in France
II. The Paris Caucus, March 15-17, 1919
III. Pre-Caucus Days in America
IV. The Advance Committee
V. The St. Louis Caucus, May 8, 9, and 10
VI. The Legion and the Bolsheviki
VII. The Legion won’t Meet at Chicago
VIII. The Silver Lining
IX. Objectors—Conscientious and Otherwise
X. The Reëmployment Problem
XI. The Disregard of Self
XII. The Closing Hours
XIII. Why the American Legion?
[Appendices]
The American Legion
Constitution of the American Legion
Resolutions
Legion Facts
What the Public Press Thinks
Committees
Roster

New York and London: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1919.

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About Richard Marshall

Richard Marshall is studying for a doctorate in the literature of ancient Rome at Wadham College, Oxford, and is a tutor for Ancient History at St Benet’s Hall. In addition to Classics, he has a long-standing interest in the tactics and material culture of the British Army, especially of the period spanned by the Cardwell Reforms and First World War. He has a large collection of original uniform and equipment items used for teaching and research purposes, and is currently exploring the evolution of British military clothing and accoutrements in response to changes in fashion and warfare for eventual publication. He previously worked as a cataloguer for the Oxford University Great War Archive.
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