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Watch THE GREAT WAR, a three-night event, on PBS starting Monday, Apr 10 at 9/8c.
U.S. Army Tank Corps recruiting poster showing a man making repairs to a tank. J.P. Wharton, 1st Lt. Tank Corps/Library of Congress


In 1914, the United States Army ranked seventeenth in the world, right behind Serbia’s. So when Woodrow Wilson asked Congress for a declaration of war in 1917, the United States faced the daunting task of recruiting and training soldiers to fight. Millions of propaganda posters were pasted up in cities and towns across the country, urging men to enlist. 

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