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

Monday, September 23, 2019

A Twenty-One-Gun Salute to the U.S. Navy in World War I

As part of my effort to update my Doughboy Center website, I've dedicated a major section to the U.S. Navy's effort in the work. I've provided links to 21 excellent articles about America's naval effort in the war. The official painting above, A Fast Convoy: USS Allen Escorting [the troopship] USS Leviathan captures the essential role of the Navy in transporting the AEF to Europe.  Here is the list of articles on the subject; below is the direct link to the site.


  1. Outstanding reference compilation.Thank you for pulling it all together. I note the Marine Corps History Division has a history of US Marine aviation in editing now, so the WW I Centennial has been really good for updating historical references.

  2. A 21 gun salute is for a Chief of State