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Americans at War in Foreign Forces

                                          1914 -1945

Foreign Burial American War Dead
"Readers seeking untold tales of dedicated Americans serving under foreign flags during the world wars will read this book avidly, wondering perhaps why they're learning about these adventures for the first time." -- Charles Krohn

In the News:

Thousand of American Military Graves Lie Forgotten and Lost Abroad

Commemorating Those Who Died on Foreign Soil

The Forgotten History of Thousands of Americans

" . . . documentation, excellent bibliography, good index and well-chosen photographs are all assets, and a lucid and terse writing style makes this an enjoyable read. No other book covers this topic. Highly recommended."

Association of College and Research Libraries - The American Library Association.  M. O'Donnell, CUNY College of Staten Island

Copyright 2020. Chris Dickon. All rights reserved

The role of Americans in the two World Wars is well known - with a glaring exception. By the time of the American entrances into World War I in April 1917 and World War II in December 1941, tens of thousands of Americans had already fought, and hundreds had already died, in those conflicts in the uniforms of other nations. Most had traveled to Canada to join the ground, air and naval forces of the Commonwealth nations, others to France, Poland, China and the other nations and armed forces that played a role in the continuing world conflict of the first half of the century. In preceding their own nation to war, they influenced the course of events in those years and, though threatened with loss of citizenship, were ultimately met with the acceptance of their own government. Americans at War in Foreign Forces, 1914-1945 tells the story of who these Americans were, why they took the actions they did, their experiences in war, and the effects of their presence as Americans in foreign forces.

This website aggregates the names and other identifying material, or links to that information, of more than 75,000 Americans, or those with American families, who fought with foreign forces in the two World Wars and related conflicts of the first half of the 20th century.