Why were soldiers called doughboys during world war 1?


The usual explanation is that during the "Punitive Expedition" into Mexico in 1916, where Pershing led American soldiers in a long "chase" around northern Mexico after Pancho Villa, the infantry soldiers frequently got covered with dust. It was adobe
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World War I began on July 28, 1914, when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. This seemingly small conflict between two countries spread rapidly: soon, Germany, Russia, Great Britain, and France were all drawn into the war, largely because... More »
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