U.S. Army Squad During World War I

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Title

U.S. Army Squad During World War I

Alternative Title

WWI Army Squad

Subject

World War I, 1914-1918
Soldiers--Europe
United States. Army
Army

Description

A U.S. Army squad of American soldiers, including brothers Charles Ernest Gormley and George Gormley, during World War I. The squad originally consisted of eight men per tent, but was later cut down to five men per tent. The Gormleys were originally from Kansas, but moved to Sanford, Florida, with their family shortly before WWI. The brothers served alongside each other in France from August 13, 1917 to April 14, 1919. Charles' daughter, Luticia "Tish" Gormley Lee, was the contributor of this photograph.

Before entering World War I, the United States maintained a policy of neutrality, although the U.S. continued to supply the Allies: Great Britan, France, and Russia. The U.S. officially entered the war on April 6, 1917, in response to Germany's return to all-out submarine warfare on all commercial ships sailing for Great Britain and Germany's offer for military alliance to Mexico via the Zimmerman Telegram. The U.S. mobilized over four million military personnel through the course of American involvement in the war and lost 110,000 casualties. The U.S. vastly expanded its government and dramatically increase the size of its military during World War I.

Source

Original 2.25 x 3.25 inch black and white photograph: Private Collection of Luticia "Tish" Gormley Lee.

Date Created

ca. 1917-1918

Contributor

Lee, Luticia "Tish" Gormley

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 2.25 x 3.25 inch black and white photograph.

Is Part Of

Celery Soup: Florida’s Folk Life Play Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

237 KB

Medium

2.25 x 3.25 inch black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

France

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Provenance

Inherited by Luticia "Tish" Gormley Lee.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Luticia "Tish" Gormley Lee and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Dr. Scot French's "Tools in Digital History Seminar," Fall 2013

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Keith, Jeanette. Rich Man's War, Poor Man's Fight: Race, Class, and Power in the Rural South During the First World War. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004.
Carlisle, Rodney P. Sovereignty at Sea U.S. Merchant Ships and American Entry into World War I. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2009.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photograph

Physical Dimensions

2.25 x 3.25 inches

Locations

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