August 9, 2018
By Dr. Marty Olliff
Dr. Marty Olliff continues his series by spotlighting an American Independence Day celebration by troops in World War I-era France.
One hundred years ago, American doughboys were on the Western Front in World War I. From April 6, 1917, until the Senate passed a resolution formally ending hostilities in 1921, the U.S. was officially at war with Germany. U.S. troops, however, were only in France in significant numbers from the Spring of 1918 until Fall…