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The Aisne-Marne counter-attack: America’s part in rolling back German forces

Historian John S.D. Eisenhower described it as ‘the turning point’. And certainly many of the key American participants of the time said they felt a decisive shift against the German Army after the Battle of Soissons in July 1918. Patrick Gregory has been looking at how US troops on the Western Front spearheaded Allied counter-attacks 100 years ago. American heavy artillery used [...]

By |2020-12-11T19:55:07+00:00December 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

100 Years Ago: Meuse-Argonne Offensive begins

American troops using French-built Renault FT-17 tanks move up to a forward area near Boureville in the Argonne Forest, 26 September 1918 © IWM (Q 58691) Posted on centenarynews.com on 26 September 2018 On 26 September 1918 troops of the First Army, American Expeditionary Force aided by a corps of French soldiers began a major offensive in [...]

By |2020-11-27T19:22:47+00:00November 27th, 2020|Articles|0 Comments

Kick-starting the Meuse-Argonne: The American Army goes again on Western Front

American soldiers resting in a shallow trench in the Argonne Forest (Image: via Wikimedia Commons/US official photo/public domain) Posted on centenarynews.com on 07 October 2018   After four days of intense fighting in the Meuse-Argonne, beginning on 26 September 1918, American Expeditionary Force commander General John Pershing called a temporary halt to most – though not all [...]

By |2020-11-27T18:42:26+00:00November 27th, 2020|Articles|0 Comments

The Meuse-Argonne: Remembering America’s biggest battle

Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery (Photo: Patrick Gregory) Posted on centenarynews.com on 26 September 2018 On Sunday 23 September 2018 the American WW1 cemetery at Romagne-sous-Montfaucon in north-east France played host to a centennial ceremony, paying tribute to the 26,000 fallen of the United States’ Meuse-Argonne offensive 100 years ago. The campaign – which began the Allies’ last push of the war [...]

By |2020-11-27T18:21:35+00:00November 27th, 2020|Articles|0 Comments

Centennial expansion for US WWI Museum

The National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, has announced a major new expansion of its gallery space in the run-up to America's Centennial commemorations. It is the result of a recent and highly successful Call to Duty fundraising drive which saw a host of local institutions and benefactors heeding the museum’s call. The museum as it [...]

By |2020-11-26T16:25:07+00:00November 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

US WW1 museum explores German experiences on the Eastern Front

A new Eastern Front exhibition at America's National World War I Museum in Kansas City is a timely reminder of an often overlooked aspect of the Great War, writes Patrick Gregory. Wacht im Osten or ‘Watch in the East’ sets out to explore the human impact of the experience of entering and controlling a vast sprawl of newly conquered lands [...]

By |2020-11-26T15:14:34+00:00April 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments