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With their bare hands : General Pershing, the 79th Division, and the battle for Montfaucon

Author: Gene E Fax; Osprey Publishing,
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; New York, NY : Osprey Publishing, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After the American declaration of war in 1917, two million US troops were deployed to France - among them the recently drafted 79th Division. These men, raw recruits from the streets of Boston, Washington, DC, and Philadelphia, were plunged into the hell of trench warfare. With just seven weeks of combat experience, they were thrown into their most important and bloody battle of the Meuse-Argonne offensive - the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John J Pershing; John J Pershing
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gene E Fax; Osprey Publishing,
ISBN: 9781472819239 1472819233
OCLC Number: 974643097
Description: 495 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Setting the stage --
War comes to Baltimore --
Creating an army --
What Pershing should have known --
Training--
the army at war with itself --
Americans reach the battlefield --
First Army takes the field --
Concentration --
The Germans --
Over the top and up the hill, September 26 --
Left, right, and straight ahead, September 26 --
"Montfaucon taken," September 27 --
Bois de Beuge and Nantillois, September 28 --
Bois 250 and Madeleine Farm, September 29-30 --
Interlude--
Troyon Sector, October 1-28 --
Borne de Cornouiller and the Heights of the Meuse, October 29-November 10 --
Armistice to home, November 11, 1918-June 4, 1919.
Responsibility: Gene Fax.

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A groundbreaking new narrative history that examines the never-before-told story of one of the most devastating battles of American involvement in World War I--the battle of Montfaucon.  Read more...

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