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Collapse at Meuse-Argonne : the failure of the Missouri-Kansas Division

Author: Robert H Ferrell
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2004.
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"During World War I, the Thirty-fifth Division was made up of National Guard units from Missouri and Kansas. Composed of thousands of men from the two states, the Missouri-Kansas Division entered the great battle of the Meuse-Argonne with no battle experience and only a small amount of training, a few weeks of garrisoning in a quiet sector in Alsace. The division fell apart in five days, and the question Robert
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Ferrell, Robert H.
Collapse at Meuse-Argonne.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607456110
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert H Ferrell
ISBN: 0826215327 9780826215321
OCLC Number: 54500285
Description: xi, 160 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Preparation --
2. Thursday, September 26 --
3. Friday-Saturday, September 27-28 --
4. Sunday, September 29 --
5. Aftermath --
6. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Robert H. Ferrell.
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The 35th Infantry Division was made up from the national guards of Missouri and Kansas. With little in the way of battlefield training, this division was committed to the Battle of Meuse-Argonne in  Read more...

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