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Sep 21, 2018 - Battle of St. Mihiel

Today we went to several places in the St. Mihiel Salient, a bulge in the front line that the Germans had held since 1914. The salient was full of defensive trenches, machine gun nests, artillery, and importantly, the high ground that could overlook the French and American lines for miles. Having been there for 4 years, the Germans were really dug in, but by then, their ranks of soldiers were quite depleted and tired, with many teenagers and old men having been drafted as replacements. The Americans and French took back the salient in 4...

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