Category: Marine Corps

Lafayette Escadrille – Pilots

The Lafayette Escadrille had 38 American pilots along with their French commander Captain Georges Thenault and two French lieutenants. The ages of the pilots ranged from 20 to 40 years of age and thirty┬áhad college degrees or had been in college when they volunteered. The majority of them were from the Eastern part of the…

Lafayette Escadrille

When Germany invaded France and declared war on August 3, 1914, there was in Paris a group of young American men who wanted to volunteer and join the fight for France. There have always been Americans in Paris, particularly since the French nobleman, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roche Gilbert du Motier Marquis de Lafayette came…

Trench Warfare

Trench warfare is synonymous with World War I. Trench warfare is a type of land warfare that opposes enemy force by attacking, counterattacking, and defending from an array of permanent trenches dug into the ground. Trench warfare was first seen in the 17th century, and became more popular as time progressed, with trenches used in…

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