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American Caesar, Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964 Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter II Charge, pgs. 85-115 Summary

William Manchester
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Chapter II Charge, pgs. 85-115 Summary and Analysis

The war in France consisted of trench warfare. In 1914, the French were losing the war and in retreat. Douglas MacArthur sailed for Europe in October 1917. His 42nd group was positioned at Nancy and destined to be used as replacements, which MacArthur protested. At this point he was very popular with the men who served with and under him. They were a part of what was known as the Rainbow under the command of General John J. Pershing.

The Rainbow fought against the German spring offensive. MacArthur refused to carry a gas mask and as a result was injured in March. Pershing thought he obtained better performance from his officers by making unexpected visits and criticizing them. He did this to MacArthur.

Back in the States, Pinky was trying to get Douglas promoted. She was contacting various people...

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