"The Yanks are Coming"
America Enters the War

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America entered the war in 1917, determined to bring an end to that war "Over There"

"Lafayette, we are here" was a common phrase among American soldiers. It was reportedly coined by General John Pershing at the tomb of the Marquis de Lafayette during ceremonies on July 4, 1917. Lafayette was a French military leader who aided the Americans during the American Revolution, and the American military assistance in World War I was widely viewed by Americans as "payback"

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