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1917: General Order, No. 8 - established HQ, AEF in France

Friday, July 5, 2024

On 5 July 1917: General Order, No. 8, War Department formally established AEF headquarters in France, including a cryptographic and cryptanalytic branch. General Order, No. 8 detailed the distribution of staff duties for the AEF.

Photo Info: Title: 1917--Distinctive Insignia--1919: American Expeditionary Forces
Creator/Contributor: Engineer Reproduction Plant, U.S. Army, Washington, Barrack, D.C., publisher
Contributing Institution: UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library


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