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Rty six hours he said the Doughboys would crack the German defenses and open the road to Berlin Six Conuer Hell The Kindle #209 weeks later after savage fighting across swamps forests towns and rugged hills the battle finally ended with the signing of the armistice that concluded the First World War The Meuse Argonne had fallen at the cost of than Conuer Hell The Meuse Argonne ePUB #10003American casualties including dead Conuer Hell The Meuse Argonne. This is a military history of Meuse Argonne battle that America fought in WWI against the Germans It was the major battle that the US engaged in and was key to the German defeat in November of 1918 This book is a long and detailed description of the months long engagement It describes bayonet fights artillery shelling machine gunfire sources of soldiers describing specific fights and the carnage It is long and detailed About 100000 US troops died here Germany however after fighting for four years could no longer withstand new supply of Americans showing up in 1918 with the American economy revved up behind them A very detailed description of the American contribution to this war

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To Conuer Hell The Meuse Argonne 1918

EPUB #10003 In the bloodiest battle the country had ever seen an entire generation of young Americans had been transformed forever To Conuer Hell is gripping in its accounts of combat studded with portraits of remarkable soldiers like Pershing Harry Truman George Patton and Alvin York and authoritative in presenting the big picture It is military history of the first rank and incredibly the first in depth account of this fascinating and important battl. This book is really important to me First it is the definitive account of the battle in the Meuse Argonne Second and importantly my dad s oldest brother Raymonde was killed in this fight In August Raymonde s unit the 86th Div moved to New York where its elements shipped out to France between 22 Aug and 9 Sep There is a reference to the 343rd being at St Loubes France The 86th had hoped to go into action as an integral unit However that was not to be and the 86th was essentially used as a manpower pool to fill other divisions which had suffered combat losses Raymond found himself in Company K 309th Infantry of the 78th Division probably in late Sep or early Oct 1918 On 16 Oct the 78th joined the fight in the Meuse Argonne at Grandpre France on the banks of the Aire River According to Lengel s account the 78th was green and had not really been tested under fire Known as the Lightening Div it had moved into battle lines during the night of Oct 15th and was ordered into the attack at 0600 on 16 Oct The term fog of war literally came into play The 78th was to have been guided into battle lines by soldiers of the 77th Div which was already in the fight But almost all of the 77th guides failed to carry out this assignment due to fog and rain on the night of the 15th There were other complicating factors and the 78th probably should not have been ordered in but the order to attack was not rescinded Raymond s unit the 309th was on the right of the attacking formation Lengel recounts what followed Crossing the Aire on footbridges near St Juvin they advanced across the open ground below the Bois des Logs and Champigneulle They moved forward in short rushes and as men fell to long range machine gun fire and artillery fire their neighbors moved over to fill the gaps The enemy fire increased as the infantry approached their objectives obscuring the lines with the smoke and debris of exploding shells for minutes at a time as the troops retreated down slope out of the clouds then rallied by their officers turned and rushed back in This went on for much of the day until the attack stalled on a line parallel with Hill 182 north of St Juvin It is almost certain that this is the action during which Raymond was killed So yeah that s why this book means a lot to me Some have criticized this book as being too detailed and as being too heavily weighted to eye witness accounts For me that is the book s strength If you want to know what it was like for the grunts in WW I this is your book

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The authoritative dramatic Hell The PDF #198 and previously untold story of the bloodiest battle in American history the epic fight for the Meuse Argonne in World War I On Septemberthan one million American soldiers prepared to assault the German held Meuse Argonne region of To Conuer Kindle France Their commander General John J Pershing believed in the superiority of American guts over barbed wire machine guns massed artillery and poison gas In thi. A ok book but it could have been far better Endless repetition of the same stock phrases the attacked jumped off at 500am make one thrust indistinguishable from another This is amplified by the paucity of maps and those included are of such poor uality as to be nearly uselessIn the first attack General Pershing tactical and strategic idiot with no knowlege of modern warfare He thought failure of will was at fault for his green Divisions inability to break well placed German machine gum Maxim nests with interlocking fields of fire The untried Colonels and Lieutenant Colonels were little better if regulars their last combat experience typically was San Juan Hill if National Guard their last combat experience was the stylized drama of representing clients in a Courtroom Interestingly the author of the attack s logistical plan was Colonel George C Marshall There were some brave and competent field and company grade officers who led from the front many of them got shot in the front To be fair having been handed weapons at best two weeks before battle little or no training as opposed to parading was possible Also officers were given senseless orders to attack at all costs without knowlege of local terrain or resistance Flung into the attack almost as soon as they arrived alongside officers and men who did not know their names and clutching rifles they could not load many died without firing a shot And no one had been trained sufficiently in attacking machine gun emplacements sometimes a bayonet won t doAs a result the Doggies and Marines had spirit whoops lan And their arrival changed the balance of numbers on the Western Front decisively But at a frightening cost as a Sargent of the Missouri Kansas Division recountedThe outfit looked terrible and I knew just how they felt exhausted sleepy hungry worn down and sick worse they didn t feel lucky any They d lost the soldier s bullet proof ego the feeling that others may get hit bit I never I know how they felt because I felt the same way Not even the clowns were wisecracking any Apart from Captain Harry S Truman American Artillery was thoroughly outclassed by the Pickelhaubes Having the advantage of defense the Germans had registered many points along lines of the US attack to deadly effect from moment of any attackAt the beginning of the advance Lieutenant Maury later San Antonio Congressman Maverick s company numbered two hundred men A few minutes after the attack started half of them were dead or wounded As the last remaining officer he took command of the company The next highest ranking soldier was a corporalDennis Nolan a one star intel officer who relieved the commander of the 28th Division s 55th Brigade comes off well


10 thoughts on “To Conuer Hell The Meuse Argonne 1918

  1. says:

    Never fight the Russians in their snow – or the Germans in a forest stronghold In 9 AD in the depths of the Teutoberg Forest a confederacy of Germanic tribes ambushed and annihilated a force of three Roman legions read about the battle in Schama’s Landscape and Memory and you will have Anselm Kiefer nightmares; in the fall and winter of 1944 a number of US divisions bled out in the Hürtgen Forest where th

  2. says:

    A ok book but it could have been far better Endless repetition of the same stock phrases the attacked jumped off at 500am make one thrust indistinguishable from another This is amplified by the paucity of maps and those included are of such p

  3. says:

    This is the best book on the Muese Argonne campaign I've read There are a lot of first person accounts that really help y

  4. says:

    Definitely worth wading through the 400 plus pages Detailed account of America's main battle on the western front I thought it lacked some historical context and didn't make much reference to what had been going on for the p

  5. says:

    This is a military history of Meuse Argonne battle that America fought in WWI against the Germans It was the major battle that the US engaged in and was key to the German defeat in November of 1918 This book is a long and detailed description of the months long engagement It describes bayonet fights artillery sh

  6. says:

    I tend not to read books where I know the ending I was well aware this was the final battle of the war and that the Allies were victorious As my grandfather was killed on the first day of this battle I thought it fit that I should read this now as part of my commemoration of the centenary of the Armistice Foug

  7. says:

    This book is really important to me First it is the definitive account of the battle in the Meuse Argonne Second and importantly my dad's oldest brother Raymonde was killed in this fight In August Raymonde's unit the 86th Div moved to New York where its elements shipped out to France between 22 Aug and 9 Sep There is a reference to

  8. says:

    An addictive readable account of US action in World War One It presents personal accounts of soldiers from generals to privates which highlighted the disconnect Army leadership had from the actual conditions on the front Like another reviewer noted maps would have been useful Otherwise a great book

  9. says:

    This bookś theme is a digust due to at the time American generals did not care for the loss of human life by throwing men at enemy lines

  10. says:

    An interesting book on the final campaign of World War I I enjoyed how certain events tied in to the campaign From Charles Whittlsey

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