History of War

FAMOUS BATTLE BELLEAU WOOD 1918

“‘COME ON, YOU SONS OF BITCHES, DO YOU WANT TO LIVE FOREVER?’ THIS BULLISH ATTITUDE SET THE TONE FOR THE BATTLE, WHICH DESCENDED INTO CARNAGE”

May 1918, American soldiers had only played a supporting role for the Allies on the Western Front. Part of the reason for this slow progress was General John J. Pershing’s reluctance to deploy US regiments into British or French armies. As commander of the American Expeditionary Force (AEF), Pershing

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