"The Yanks are Coming"
America Enters the War




American poster
American war poster


American doughboy
American 'doughboy'

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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