General Pershing, Washington D.C.


Title

General Pershing, Washington D.C.

Alternative Title

General Pershing mounted on horse presented as gift

Description

Before us, on this beautiful horse presented by patriotic admirers, sits General Pershing, commander-in-chief of the American forces, "Black Jack" as the soldiers call him. General Pershing is a real soldier. He won victories because he would accept no excuses for failure. Every man under him had to be equal to his job or make way for a better man. There was no place for inefficients in "this man's army." He would have none of them. Because of this the impossible was done daily nothing was impossible in "this man's army." This is the man who hurried to Marshal Foch on the 28th day of March, 1918, when the allied cause seemed lost ; when in seven days the German horde had advanced thirty miles on the road to Paris and was still piling onward, a human avalanche. This is the man who hurried to Foch and put every American in France at his disposal. "There is no other question than that of fighting," said he. "All that we have is yours—infantry, artillery, aviation—use them as you will." And this is the man who later, when the time was ripe, insisted upon the concentration of American troops under American leaders, and their employment as a separate unit. With this unit he won the first great distinctively American victory of the war, that at Saint-Mihiel (san’-me’-yel’) and struck consternation into the German high command. And with this unit he smashed the famous Kreimhilde line in the Argonne and captured what had long been regarded as an impregnable position. General Pershing is a soldierly figure, a man in the prime of physical vigor, a fit representative on the battlefields of Europe of this great republic and of the splendid army he led.

Spatial Coverage

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Extent

1 stereograph : b&w
1 gelatine silver print stereograph (8 x 15 cm) mounted on card (9 x 18 cm)

Rights

Copyright. The Keystone View Company
No known restrictions on publication

Relation

World War through the stereoscope

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Citation

Keystone View Company, “General Pershing, Washington D.C. ,” Monash Collections Online, accessed August 14, 2020, http://repository.monash.edu/items/show/25656

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