The Volunteers

Americans Join World War I, 1914-1919 Online
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Image: two men dressed in thick overcoats and steel helmets stand next to a WWI-era truck. Text: The Volunteers. Americans Join World War I.

The Volunteers: Americans Join World War I examines the stories of the young men and women who transformed the meaning of volunteerism. Prompted by altruism, personal ambition, a search for adventure or hope for an Allied-led redemption of a devastated Europe, these American volunteers engaged in the war before the United States entered the conflict. This digital exhibition, produced in collaboration with AFS Intercultural Programs, shares their inspirational stories.

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