Remembering Army Engineers in the Great War, 1917-1918


Welcome exhibit panel

World War I Exhibit

The Office of History has developed this virtual exhibit to document the experience of U.S. Army Engineers in World War I. It is an on-line representation of a physical display that is open to USACE personnel and official visitors at USACE Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The physical exhibit consists of eight interpretive panels and almost fifty artifacts. The panels examine the role that Army Engineers played in Europe during the war. The objects offer a more personal glimpse of how Engineer soldiers lived and worked during the conflict and reflected on their wartime experiences in the decades after.

The photographs in this exhibit are from the Office of History’s Image Collection or the National Archives and are in the public domain; all artifacts pictured are from this office’s Historical Collection.

Within the exhibit:

  • click on panel titles to enlarge the panel for easier reading
  • click on images or captions to access original photographs
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Additional Resources

Historical Vignettes


Articles and Publications