Campaigns Of World War I, Meuse-Argonne

Campaigns Of World War I, Meuse-Argonne
Title:
U.S. Army Campaigns Of World War I, Meuse-Argonne, 26 September - 11 November 1918
Format:
Paperback
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GPO Stock Number:
008-029-00637-5
ISBN:
9780160947872
Description

On 26 September 1918, the American First Army launched a massive attack between the Argonne Forest (Forêt d’Argonne) and the Meuse River northwest of the storied French town of Verdun. By the time that the Germans agreed to an armistice forty-seven days later, the Meuse-Argonne Campaign would gain the distinction of being the largest and most costly military operation in American history. Over a million American soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines, as well as 135,000 French soldiers, participated in the offensive.

Although the First Army had committed to this battle long before most of its doughboys had mastered the skills required to fight a mass industrialized war, the Americans persevered and gradually ground down the German units opposing them. Unfortunately, this approach came at a high price: 26,277 men killed and another 95,786 wounded as the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) learned how to wage a modern war against a skilled opponent. The Meuse-Argonne Offensive was the most important American military contribution to the Allied effort during the war. The AEF’s hard-won victory materially contributed to the collapse of the German Army and achieved President Woodrow Wilson’s strategic goal of securing for the United States a major role in crafting the peace that followed the Armistice. 

Audience

U.S. Military historians, professors and instructors of military history, World War 1 historians and afficiandos, family members of veterans who fought in WW1.

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Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, Center for Military History
Author:
  • Faulkner, Richard S.
Key Phrases:
  • United States Army Casmpaigns of World War 1
  • Center of Military History Publication 77 8
  • World War I
  • Meuse-Argonne
  • Military History
  • Army History
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Record Creation Date:
08/07/2018
Last Status Update:
08/12/2019
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