The Mexican Expedition, 1916–1917 by Julie Irene Prieto is the first brochure in the Center of Military History’s U.S. Army Campaigns of World War I series. It examines the operation, led by General John Pershing, to search for, capture, and destroy Francisco “Pancho” Villa and his revolutionary army in northern Mexico in the year prior to the United States’ entry into World War I. This campaign marked one of the final times cavalry was used on a large scale, and it was one of the first to use trucks and airplanes in the field. While Pershing’s troops failed to capture Villa, both Regular Army troops and National Guardsmen stationed on the border gained valuable experience in these new technologies.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Julie Irene Prieto received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2013 and joined the U.S. Army Center of Military History in October 2014 as a Presidential Management Fellow. At the Center, she specializes in the history of the U.S. Army in Latin America. Her most recent article, “The Sword and the Book: The Benjamin Franklin Library and U.S.-Mexican Relations, 1936–1962,” was published in the December 2013 issue of the journal Book History.
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Audience: This volume is appropriate for high school students through adults with interest in this time period. Military personnel will also be interested in this work, especially those in ROTC or military science educational programs.
Keywords: general john pershing, francisco “pancho” villa, WWI campaigns, u.s. and mexico WWI, Mexican Expedition, mexican expedition, Pancho Villa, panco villa, Francisco Villa, francisco villa, General John Pershing
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