Articles by Patrick Gregory

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

October 7th, 2018|Comments Off on 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 07 October 2018   After four days of intense fighting in the Meuse-Argonne, [...]

100 Years Ago: Meuse-Argonne Offensive begins

September 26th, 2018|Comments Off on 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 26 September 2018 On 26 [...]

The Meuse-Argonne: Remembering America’s biggest battle

September 26th, 2018|Comments Off on The Meuse-Argonne: Remembering America’s biggest battle

Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery (Photo: Patrick Gregory) Posted on centenarynews.com 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 [...]

St Mihiel Campaign – The US First Army goes into battle

September 12th, 2018|Comments Off on St Mihiel Campaign – The US First Army goes into battle

A hundred years ago today, the newly created First Army of the American Expeditionary Force went into battle for the first time, commanding its own sector in northeast France. The St Mihiel offensive, as [...]

The American First Army comes into being

August 8th, 2018|Comments Off on The American First Army comes into being

On 10 August 1918 General John Pershing drove from AEF headquarters in Chaumont to La Ferté-sous-Jouarre on the Marne, some 15 miles south-west of Château-Thierry. There he was to take up formal command of the newly [...]

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

July 24th, 2018|Comments Off on 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 [...]

100 years ago: Battle of Cantigny – America shows its mettle

May 28th, 2018|Comments Off on 100 years ago: Battle of Cantigny – America shows its mettle

On the morning of 28 May 1918 troops belonging to the American Expeditionary Force’s 1st Division embarked on the first full US-led offensive of the First World War at Cantigny in northern France. Although the assault [...]

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