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Sep 22, 2018 - The Meuse-Argonne Offensive

Today, we went into the Meuse-Argonne region (see map), scene of the bloodiest battle in U.S. history. We lost over 47,000 men there, including 26,000 on the first day alone. In its scale and in the number of American and French troops involved, not only infantry but artillery, tanks, engineers...just the logistics in this made it the largest operation that the American armed forces had been in to that point. The Americans faced the task of dislodging the Germans from land so easy to defend and difficult to attack. Although the American...

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