Forgotten Soldiers of WWI : America’s Immigrant Doughboys
Peter L. Belmonte

MAY 26, SUNDAY, 3 pm

General Meeting: In Person
Presentation: Via ZOOM

Please join us in the BCGS library to listen to Pete Belmonte cover stories of a nation of immigrants in America, that were reflected in the US Army with Irish, Italian, Polish, Ukrainian, German, Greek, and Russian men who had all come in search of work, citizenship, or both.

As a result of this, many found themselves part of the US military during WWI.

Pete will also highlight the types of research used to develop these stories into a number of published books on immigration and military history.

PETER L. BELMONTE
Peter L. Belmonte is a retired U.S. Air Force officer, author, and historian. A veteran of Operation Desert Storm, he holds an MS in history from California State University, Stanislaus. He has published articles, book chapters, reviews, and papers about immigration and military history. Pete’s books include: Italian Americans in World War II (Arcadia, 2001), Days of Perfect Hell: The U.S. 26th Infantry Regiment in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, October-November, 1918 (Schiffer, 2015), Forgotten Soldiers of World War I: America’s Immigrant Doughboys (Schiffer, 2018), Play Ball! Doughboys and Baseball During the Great War (Schiffer, 2019), Chicago-Area Italians in World War I: A Case Study of Calabrians, United States Army Depot Brigades in World War I (McFarland, 2022), and Bullets, Bandages, and Beans: United States Army Logistics in France in World War I (McFarland Publishers, 2022). These books can be found at his webpage: https://www.amazon.com/author/peter.belmonte


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Research Day

JUNE 23, SUNDAY, 12-4 pm

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  • We will be scanning Bibles and historical documents.
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