This is a detailed study of some 150 unpublished and never before seen images of soldiers of the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) and the Army of Occupation taken in France and Germany during and after World War I. As opposed to the stateside training camp photos and formal portraits taken on return to the USA, this is an in-depth look at what the AEF looked like as they were actively engaged in the business of making the world safe for democracy. These images cover every rank and grade of soldier in the AEF from General Pershing to fresh-faced privates, and every occupational specialty from infantryman to cook. Details of uniforms and equipment, locations, times, and places have been painstakingly researched for each image.
Stephen C. McGeorge has served as Deputy Chief Historian, US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) since April 2007. While a serving Army officer he completed a MA in history under Dr. Ted Wilson and served on the Leavenworth faculty with Combat Studies Institute as a military history Instructor. Following retirement he was Director of the Oregon Military Museum, TRADOC Historian for the Stryker Brigade Combat Teams at Ft. Lewis, Washington, and Chief Collections Curator for the National Museum of the United States Army.