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Brothers in Alms - USA – Arnold, Patton, MacArthur, Roosevelt


When the United States entered the war in 1917 the future heroes of World War Two Generals Arnold Patton and MacArthur all took part in the conflict. Hap Arnold had just become the youngest ever, full colonel in the US army at the age of 29 and had been taught to fly by the Wright brothers. Patton commanded the US tank school in France during WW1 and was the central figure in US armoured warfare in WW2. MacArthur was a brigadier general in WW1 the most senior of the group and helped lead the 42nd Rainbow group. The future President Roosevelt was a naval attaché in WW1 and contracted Spanish flu on his way back to the US which could have led to his later disability.


USA – Arnold, Patton, MacArthur, Roosevelt

General Douglas MacArthur, Commander of the 42nd (Rainbow) Division, France, 1917

Rainbow Division

George Smith Patton in front of a Renault FT-17 in France, c.1918

US Tank Corps

Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, American Aviator in a field near Toul, France, 5 May 1918

Flying Ace

Franklin Roosevelt, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, on a rifle range at Indian Point, c.1916

Target Practice

Full Metal Jacket used by Americans in France, c.1918

Full Metal Jacket

Conference affirming that Allies would fight the Axis powers until unconditional surrender: President Franklin D. Roosevelt; PM Winston Churchill; Lt. General Henry “Hap” Arnold; Admiral Ernest King; General George C. Marshal; Admiral Sir Dudley Pound; General Sir Alanbrooke; Air Marshal Sir Charles Portal, c.1943

Casablanca Conference

Assistant Secretary of the US Navy and Admiral William Sims, Commander of the US Navy in Europe, c.1918

Franklin Roosevelt

The Human Statue of Liberty

Background - The Human Statue of Liberty

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