St Mihiel 1918

The American Expeditionary Forces’ trial by fire

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St Mihiel 1918

The American Expeditionary Forces’ trial by fire

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At 1:00 am on September 12, 1918, accompanied by rain and lightning, the American Army launched its first major offensive of World War I. Supported by French Colonial troops, the American IV and V Corps burst through the weakened German line at St. Mihiel and seized numerous objectives while taking over 16,000 prisoners and capturing over 400 guns. Although American tactics remain suspect, and the operation cost 7,000 US casualties, the battle was heralded as a huge Allied victory. More importantly, it demonstrated to the French and British that the Americans were capable of large-scale, combined-arms operations. Packed with photos, artwork and battle maps, this book explains the entire offensive in detail.

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Published Oct 20 2011
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781849083928
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 35 b/w; 47 col
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 238
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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