By Edward G. Lengel
A significant other to the Meuse-Argonne Campaign explores the one greatest and bloodiest conflict in American army heritage, together with its many controversies, in historiographical essays that mirror the present country of the field.
- Presents unique essays at the French and German participation in ‒ and views on ‒ this significant event
- Makes use of unique archival study from the U.S., France, and Germany
- Contributors comprise WWI students from France, Germany, the USA, and the United Kingdom
- Essays study the army, social, and political outcomes of the Meuse-Argonne and issues the best way for destiny scholarship during this area
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Additional resources for A Companion to the Meuse-Argonne Campaign
The formation of American divisions, corps, and finally armies created some hardships that the doughboys and Marines might have avoided through amalgamation; but it also provided them with opportunities to learn difficult lessons on their own rather than as junior apprentices. The fight against amalgamation was not all about pride or earning an equal seat at the postwar peace table; ultimately, it determined whether or not the American armed forces would enter the twentieth century. They did so among the fields, crags, and forests of the Meuse-Argonne.
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In addition to moving the divisions and artillery, First Army also established 12 ordnance supply depots, 24 ammunition depots, 9 gas and oil depots, 19 railheads, 10 engineering supply depots, and 34 evacuation hospitals. The movement required 93,032 animals, of which 4,105 died and another 11,507 had to be withdrawn. Engineers built or rebuilt over 200 kilometers of standard-gauge railroads and 343 kilometers of light rail lines. To place a five-day supply of ammunition for the artillery required the transport of 40,000 tons of ammunition between 9 and 25 September.
A Companion to the Meuse-Argonne Campaign by Edward G. Lengel