Our 110 Days' Fighting by Arthur Wilson PageOur 110 Days' Fighting by Arthur Wilson Page

Our 110 Days' Fighting

byArthur Wilson Page

Paperback | January 9, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1920. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI WITH THE ALLIES DURING the Argonne-Meuse battle there were six American divisions with the Allies, and all of them saw distinguished service. Toward the end of October the 37th and 91st divisions, which had been in the opening of the battle on September 26th, were taken from our army and sent to Belgium and assigned to the composite army under the King of the Belgians who had the French General Degoutte as Chief-of-Staff. From the 31st of October on these divisions were in action and they acquitted themselves well. They were among the troops at the point of the Belgian advance. The same was true of the two American divisions, the 27th and 30th, that were with the British. These two divisions were the first troops through the Hindenburg Line on the British front in the attack near Cambrai which began on September 27th. These two divisions were again in action on the 17th of October in the opening stages of the battle of the Selle River. Their work, on both occasions, received the highest praise from the British. In these two battles these two divisions took more than 6,000 prisoners. Still farther south the 2nd and 36th divisions were loaned to the French, and the 2nd Division had here the honour of being the first to break the German line in its area. The 2nd took the strong hill Blanc Mont and the town of St. Etienne, breaking a line the Germans had held since 1914, and playing a conspicuous part in the wide attack which resulted in a general German retreat to behind the Aisne from Rheims to the Argonne. The 36th relieved the 2nd and was in the French advance following this German retreat. From this service the 2nd came back and appeared in the Argonne in the attack of November 1st. There is every reason for pride in the record of these loaned divisi...
Title:Our 110 Days' FightingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217524117

ISBN - 13:9780217524117