WWI - Semester Final Project

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    The South African Army was developed in 1912. It had five normal mounted regiments and a small artillery section. Conscription was also introduced in 1912 and half of the European male's ages being 26 to 25 were drafted by lots into the Active Citizen Force (ACF). On the outbreak of the First World War, the President of South Africa, General Louis Botha, immediately offered to send troops to invade German South-West Africa. Afrikaner opposition to this move provoked a major Boer Revolt.
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    Led by General Jan Smuts, over 146,000 men served in South African sections during the war. Including 43,000 in German South-West Africa and 30,000 on the Western Front. It is estimated that about 3,000 South Africans joined the Royal Flying Corps. Total South African casualties during the war reached 18,600 with over 6,600 being killed.
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    August 14, 1914, the French Amry led by Ferdinand Foch, Auguste Dubail and Michel Maunory were marching into Lorraine. Though the French soldiers were no match for the machine-guns and heavy gunnery of Crown Prince Rupprecht and German Sixth Army. They were forced to retreat. August 22, the French troops left Germany and was back in the fortress zones of Belfort, Epinal, and Toul.
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    After the Boer War, the British war minister, Richard Haldane created the expeditionary Army (Which is also known as BEF), in case it was ever necessary to take part in a foreign war. In August 1914, there were about 120,000 soldiers in the BEF. On the outbreak of the first world war.
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    Forbes Allan received a letter from John J. Pershing, February 28, 1919, congratulating him and others for the successful conclusion of the war. "MY FELLOW SOLDIERS: Now that your service with the American Expeditionary Forces is about to terminate, I can not let you go without a personal word. At the call to arms, the patriotic young manhood of America eagerly responded and became the formidable army whose deceive victories testify to its efficiency and its vapor."
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    Forbes Allen wrote a message to his father talking about how he just received word from Barbara's most welcome letter and was glad to hear that all the folks were enjoying the best of health. Including there is not much doing at the place at the time as they received any patients for some time now