Personalities

Countless individuals contributed to the war effort, including thousands of ordinary Americans as well as generals such as John J. Pershing and celebrities such as Charlie Chaplin. In addition, a number of American military personnel who served with distinction during World War I would again become notable names during World War II. Douglas MacArthur, George S. Patton, and Harry S. Truman saw combat on the Western Front, while Dwight D. Eisenhower trained tank officers and men in the United States.

Brigadier General Douglas MacArthur cleaned up after the Germans left and restored what he could of the original splendor. He is seated in the original chair of the old lord of the chateau. St. Benoit Chteau, France.

President Woodrow Wilson in Preparedness Parade, Washington, D.C

General John J. Pershing

Charlie Chaplin, movie star, leading the band at the Public Library, New York City, to spread the "Buy Liberty Bonds" slogan

 

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