Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Monday, August 22, 2016

America's Road to the Battlefields of Europe

The Story of America's Road to the Battlefields of Europe 


Over the Top: Magazine of the World War I Centennial

If you feel as I do that the American side of the Great War Centennial has been a bit neglected and wish to learn more about how the United States was both pulled and pushed itself into the hostilities, there is something that will help fill some information gaps.

As you might know, the staff of Roads to the Great War also produces a full-color, monthly subscription magazine titled Over the Top. From our first volume we have studying how the nation got involved in what started as a European war, that evolved into a world war. Seven of our 116 issues have been dedicated to looking at the run up to the Declaration of War of 6 April 1917. These are now available for purchase. You can download all six issues shown below for $30.00 or purchase single issues for $4.50.

Please take a look at the covers below.  If your are interested, ordering information follows.

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  • The full set of seven issues is $30  issues and you can opt to have the PDF files mailed to you on a CD or sent to you as an email attachment.
  • Single issues can be purchased for $4.50 each and are only available via email. Please specify which issues you want when you order.
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  • Send funds via PayPal to account:, or
  • Send check or money order payable to "Military History Press" in U.S. dollars to:

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  1. OTT is a terrific resource and I look forward to each issue. Job well done Mike!

  2. Of course, most centennial events haven't happened yet as regards American involvement in the First World War: President Wilson only asked Congess for a declaration of war against Germany 2 April 1917, so there are more than seven months to wait until the centennial of American involvement in the War!