American troops cross the river Moselle and move into Germany.
American tanks advancing towards the river Meuse.
A 340 mm gun, manned by US Coast Artillery Corps, firing in the vicinity of Nixeville, France. September 1918
Soldiers of the 33rd Division in a German trench, drinking from captured beer cans
A German POW with an American soldier
American intelligence troops search German Prisoners Of War in the Menil la Tour prison camp.
Masked American soldiers at the front line
The Supply Train of the US 129th Infantry, 33rd Division, on the road at Bethincourt.
America entered the war on April 2, 1917, but it took the country a year to get an army ready to fight in Europe.
An American tank trundles on to Argonne in France
This area, where the 1st Army was to be deployed, was a difficult one. West of the unfordable river Meuse the landscape is hilly and the dense Argonne-woods were almost impenetrable. The Americans were assigned to this mission only because the other allied armies were too exhausted to do the job. No other army was supposed to have the vitality and morale that was needed to attack the heavy German lines of defence that were built in these woods.
US Colored Troops of the 92nd Division marching to the front in the Argonne-woods in France.
Almost 400,000 black American soldiers served in Europe - a fact that is stashed away in American history