U.S. Army Campaigns of World War I: The Marne, 15 July-6 August 1918

U.S. Army Campaigns of World War I: The Marne, 15 July-6 August  1918
Title:
U.S. Army Campaigns of World War I: The Marne, 15 July-6 August 1918
Format:
Paperback
USA Price: 
Stock:
Backordered
GPO Stock Number:
008-029-00639-1
ISBN:
9780160949418
Description

This commemorative pamphlet discusses the role of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) in the fighting near the Marne. The Second Battle of the Marne can be divided into two phases. The first consists of the Franco-American defense of 15–17 July against German attacks aimed at capturing Reims. The second covers the Allied counteroffensives between 18 July and 6 August 1918. Both phases included critical contributions by American troops, most notably in the initial Allied offensive at Soissons. In total, Americans accounted for more than 40 percent of the Allied casualties sustained in the Second Battle of the Marne. In addition, the battle saw AEF divisions fighting side by side for the first time, as well as the eventual arrival of American corps as operational units. The experience gained in the fighting near the Marne would prove invaluable as the AEF began independent operations in September.

Audience

World War 1 historians, military historians, family members with former members who served in WW1, 

Product Details

Availability Details:
Backordered
USA Price:
$9.00
International Price:
$12.60
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, Center of Military History
Author:
  • McGeorge, Stephen C.
Key Phrases:
  • Center of Military History Publication 77 5
  • Marne
  • World War I
  • Army History
  • France
Weight:
0.375
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Discount
Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
08/30/2018
Last Status Update:
01/17/2019
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