Testing the American Way of War

January 19, 2017

5:30 PM

Join us for a special presentation on

Testing the American Way of War: Doughboys in Combat, 1917-1918
by Dr. Ed Lengel

Thursday, January 19, 2017
5:30 pm with reception to follow

Pogue Auditorium
George C. Marshall Foundation
VMI Parade, Lexington, Virginia

Reservations required by calling Leigh McFaddin at 540-463-7103, ext. 138 or by email to reservations@marshallfoundation.org. Seating will be first come, first served. Members and students will be admitted free; non-members will pay $15 at the door.

A part of the George C. Marshall Legacy Series presented by Carnegie Corporation of New York

Dr. Lengel’s presentation will cover the first American military engagements of WWI, describing how unpreparedness and bravery—as witnessed first hand by George C. Marshall and others—defined the introduction of millions of Doughboys to the challenges of modern mechanized warfare. He will also address how the Franco-American alliance was put to perhaps its greatest test, before or since—a test in which Marshall was a direct and primary participant.

About Dr. Ed Lengel

Dr. Lengel is chief historian at the White House Historical Association and the author of Thunder and Flames: Americans in the Crucible of Combat and To Conquer Hell: The Meuse-Argonne, 1918.