100 Years Since End of WWI, Fears That US Sacrifices in Europe Forgotten
Sunday, November 11th marks the centenary of the signing of the armistice in World War I, when the guns fell silent across the Western front, marking the end of a conflict that had killed around 40 million people. The U.S. entered the war in 1917 after declaring war on Germany, and by the following year its contributions were vital in tipping the conflict in the Allies’ favor. The intervention marked the beginning of America’s deep involvement in European security. Henry Ridgwell reports.