The American Expeditionary Forces, communications and the First World War : a case study in inter-Allied learning

Hall, BH ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6101-7805 2021, 'The American Expeditionary Forces, communications and the First World War : a case study in inter-Allied learning' , Militaergeschichtliche Zeitschrift, 80 (2) , pp. 288-315.

[img] PDF - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only until 12 November 2022.

Download (214kB) | Request a copy

Abstract

By adopting an inter-organisational learning model to the case study of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) Signal Corps during the First World War, this article seeks to position the neglected subject of inter-allied learning within the broader context of the contentious debates surrounding the AEF’s training and military operations. Employing American, British, and French sources, the article examines the experiences of the AEF Signal Corps, an organisation whose role and influence historians of the AEF have largely overlooked and failed to fully appreciate. It argues that although recent interpretations of the AEF’s receptivity to certain British and French methods are generally correct, they underestimate the varied and interconnected nature of the driving influences that shaped the AEF’s learning processes, as well as the collaborative and reciprocal characteristics of inter-allied learning more broadly.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Journal or Publication Title: Militaergeschichtliche Zeitschrift
Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag
ISSN: 2193-2336
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Dr Brian Hall
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2021 08:21
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2021 08:30
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/62361

Actions (login required)

Edit record (repository staff only) Edit record (repository staff only)