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To conquer hell : the Meuse-Argonne, 1918

Author: Edward G Lengel
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An authoritative chronicle of the 1918 battle of the Meuse-Argonne region of France details the bloodiest battle in American history and offers an in-depth account of the campaign and its long-term legacy for the Great War and the American military.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward G Lengel
ISBN: 9780805079319 0805079319
OCLC Number: 144331736
Description: xiv, 491 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: "All the promotion in the world would make no difference now" : John J. Pershing --
The cult of the attack --
"Right or wrong, my country" --
"Retreat, hell. We just got here" --
"An independent American army" --
"Here is the golden dream" : the Meuse-Argonne --
"The only way to begin is to commence" --
"You boys are my kind. Now let's go in!" September 26 --
"We began to realize what artillery really meant." September 27 --
"Words can never describe it, nor is the mind imaginative enough to conceive it." September 28 --
"There were very few heroes that morning." September 29 --
Relief. September 30 --
"God damn it, don't you know we're going over the top." October 4 --
The lost battalion : "Our mission is to hold this position at all costs." --
"Just plain murder." October 5 --
"It is not a dishonorable deed to give up." October 6 --
"Their faces told the whole story of their fight." October 7 --
"York, I hear you have captured the whole damned German army." October 8 --
"We are going to have a very hard day." October 9 --
Beyond the Argonne. October 10 --
Last gasp. October 11 --
"Like the heat from a blast-furnace door." October 12-13 --
"The best day's work." October 14 --
"There are times when even general officers have to be expendable." October 15 --
"Large bodies move slowly, though with great momentum when they start." --
"When I get back, you can wager I will be a home loving man."
Responsibility: Edward G. Lengel.
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An authoritative chronicle of the 1918 battle of the Meuse-Argonne region of France details the bloodiest battle in American history and offers an in-depth account of the campaign and its long-term legacy for the Great War and the American military.

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