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A Companion to the Meuse-Argonne Campaign.

Author: Edward G Lengel
Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2014.
Series: Wiley-Blackwell companions to American history.
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A Companion to the Meuse-Argonne Campaign explores the single largest and bloodiest battle in American military history, including its many controversies, in historiographical essays that reflect the current state of the field. Presents original essays on the French and German participation in? and perspectives on? this important eventMakes use of original archival research from the United States, France, and  Read more...
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Lengel, Edward G.
A Companion to the Meuse-Argonne Campaign.
Hoboken : Wiley, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward G Lengel
ISBN: 9781118836286 1118836286
OCLC Number: 870950868
Notes: From the American Perspective.
Description: 1 online resource (551 pages).
Contents: A COMPANION TO THE MEUSE- ARGONNE CAMPAIGN; Copyright; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Introduction; Part I The Big Picture; Chapter One Background to the Meuse-Argonne; Chapter Two Preparations; Introduction; Staff Organizations; Battle Planning; Concentration; Conclusion; Part II Combat; Chapter Three The Chance of a Miracle at Montfaucon; Montfaucon Looms over First Army Plans; Planning One Battle while Fighting Another; The Envelopment Encounters Split Command; A Tale of Two Divisions; Blame Falls on the 79th Division; A Strange Turn of Events in Kansas; Was the Order Misunderstood? A Career Built on Autonomous JudgmentTwo Rejected Opportunities to Assist the 79th; Repercussions and Adjustments Clarify the Issue; Was There a Chance of a Miracle at Montfaucon?; Chapter Four The Battle of Blanc Mont; Transfer to French Command; Final Preparations for Battle; The Enemy Position and Defenses; The Attack on Blanc Mont, 2-3 October; The Attack on Blanc Mont, 4 October; The Attack on Blanc Mont, 5-6 October; The Relief of the 2d Division; Chapter Five The Lost Battalion; Chapter Six Clearing the Argonne; The Keystone and All-American Assemble. Execution of Liggett's Plan, 7 OctoberThe Second Day; York's Triumph; Final Moves; Chapter Seven Cracking the Kriemhilde Stellung: The Combined Actions of the 5th, 32d, and 42d Divisions; The Rainbows Take the Côte de Châtillon; The 83d Brigade Falters; The 84th Takes the Côte de Châtillon; Diamonds in the Rough: The 5th Division Takes the Heights of Cunel; The Arrows Pierce the Kriemhilde Stellung: Capturing the Côte Dame Marie and Romagne; Conclusion; Chapter Eight Storming the Heights of the Meuse: The 29th and 33d Divisions Fight for Control of the High Ground, 8-16 October. Chapter Nine Breakthrough and PursuitChapter Ten African Americans in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive; Chapter Eleven Heroes of the Meuse-Argonne; Chapter Twelve "Oh, She's a Rather Rough War, Boys, but She's Better than no War at all": The Meuse-Argonne Offensive and the Diarists of the Rainbow Division; The Rainbows Join the Fight; The Perspective of the Diarist; The End of the Conflict; Part III France and Germany in the Meuse-Argonne; Chapter Thirteen The French Fourth Army in the Meuse-Argonne Campaign; Chapter Fourteen The 111th (German) Infanterie-Regiment by Exermont; Background. Exermont and VicinityLate September/Early October: Against the 35th Division AEF; Early October: Against the 1st Division AEF; Summary and Analysis; Chapter Fifteen The 459th (German) Infanterie-Regiment on the Hindenburg Line; Background; Saturday, 28 September; Sunday and Monday, 29-30 September; Tuesday, 1 October; Wednesday, 2 October; Thursday, 3 October; Friday, 4 October; Saturday, 5 October; Sunday, 6 October; Monday, 7 October; Tuesday, 8 October; Wednesday, 9 October; Thursday, 10 October; Friday, 11 October; Saturday, 12 October; Division Strength and Casualties.
Series Title: Wiley-Blackwell companions to American history.

Abstract:

A Companion to the Meuse-Argonne Campaign explores the single largest and bloodiest battle in American military history, including its many controversies, in historiographical essays that reflect the current state of the field. Presents original essays on the French and German participation in? and perspectives on? this important eventMakes use of original archival research from the United States, France, and GermanyContributors include WWII scholars from France, Germany, the United States, and the United KingdomEssays examine the military, soc.

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