To Conquer Hell: The Meuse-Argonne, 1918 The Epic Battle That Ended the First World War
The authoritative, dramatic, and previously untold story of the bloodiest battle in American history: the epic fight for the Meuse-Argonne in World War I
On September 26, 1918, more than one million American soldiers prepared to assault the German-held Meuse-Argonne region of France. Their commander, General John J. Pershing, believed in the superiority of American "guts" over barbed wire, machine guns, massed artillery, and poison gas. In thirty-six hours, he said, the Doughboys would crack the German defenses and open the road to Berlin. Six weeks later, after savage fighting across swamps, forests, towns, and rugged hills, the battle finally ended with the signing of the armistice that concluded the First World War. The Meuse-Argonne had fallen, at the cost of more than 120,000 American casualties, including 26,000 dead. In the bloodiest battle the country had ever seen, an entire generation of young Americans had been transformed forever. To Conquer Hell is gripping in its accounts of combat, studded with portraits of remarkable soldiers like Pershing, Harry Truman, George Patton, and Alvin York, and authoritative in presenting the big picture. It is military history of the first rank and, incredibly, the first in-depth account of this fascinating and important battle.
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To Conquer Hell: The Meuse-Argonne, 1918; The Epic Battle That Ended the First World WarUser Review - Book Verdict
An example of a Tomlinson Prize-winning book chosen for excellence on World War I. See ww1ha.org/WW1HATomlinsonPrize.htm. (LJ 12/07)
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This book is really important to me. First, it is the definitive account of the battle in the Meuse-Argonne. Second, and more importantly, my dad's oldest brother, Raymonde was killed in this fight ...
LIST OF MAPS
The Western Front 1918
PHASE THREE OCTOBER 711
Heights of Cunel and Romagne 319
The Lost Battalion
PHASE FOUR OCTOBER 1215
VICTORY NOVEMBER 111
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Edward G. Lengel
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