The History of the A. E. F.

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George H. Doran Company, 1920 - World War, 1914-1918 - 540 pages
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Page 122 - Mezy, opposite Chateau-Thierry, where a large force of German infantry sought to force a passage under support of powerful artillery concentrations and under cover of smoke screens. A single regiment of the Third* wrote one of the most brilliant pages in our military annals on this occasion.
Page 226 - At the cost of only 7,000 casualties, mostly light, we had taken 16,000 prisoners and 443 guns, a great quantity of material, released the inhabitants of many villages from enemy domination, and established our lines in a position to threaten Metz. This signal success of the American First Army in its first offensive was of prime importance. The Allies found they had a formidable army to aid them, and the enemy learned finally that he had one to reckon with.
Page 183 - July 15th, it struck again to destroy in one great battle the brave men opposed to it, and to enforce its brutal will upon the world and civilization. Three days later, in conjunction with our Allies, you counterattacked. The Allied Armies gained a brilliant victory which marks the turning point of the war.
Page 184 - These young divisions, who saw fire for the first time, have shown themselves worthy of the old war traditions of the regular army. They have had the same burning desire to fight the boche...
Page 43 - After a thorough consideration of allied organizations, it was decided that our combat division should consist of four regiments of infantry of 3,000 men, with three battalions to a regiment and four companies of 250 men each to a battalion, and of an artillery brigade of three regiments, a machine-gun battalion, an engineer regiment, a trench-mortar battery, a signal battalion, wagon trains, and the headquarters staffs and military police. These, with medical and other units, made a total of over...
Page 183 - You proved that our altruism, our pacific spirit, our sense of justice have not blunted our virility or our courage. You have shown that American -initiative and energy are as fit for the test of war as for the pursuits of peace.
Page 238 - ... of this Allied offensive was directed toward the important railroad communications of the German armies through Mezieres and Sedan. The enemy must hold fast to this part of his lines or the withdrawal of his forces with four years' accumulation of plants and material would be dangerously imperiled.
Page 183 - Divisions of the American Expeditionary Forces. You came to the battlefield at the crucial hour of the Allied cause. For almost four years the most formidable army the world had as yet seen had pressed its invasion of France, and stood threatening its capital.
Page 426 - STAFF. war. Later the British, Belgian, and Italian Governments had established hospitals in France, and there were also a large number of hospitals maintained by volunteer aid societies from different parts of the world. The result was that at the time the United States embarked on its hospitalization program the available resources in this direction had been almost completely exhausted. Those buildings which were obtained were generally of a most unsatisfactory character, very expensive to maintain,...
Page 268 - Besides these main features, numerous other trench lines, switch trenches and communication trenches, for the most part heavily wired, had been constructed at various points to meet local weaknesses or take advantage of local command of fire. At a distance of about 4,000 yards behind the most easterly of these trench lines lies a second double row of trenches known as the Beaurevoir-Fonsomme Line, very thoroughly wired and holding numerous concrete shelters and machinegun emplacements.

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