The American Expeditionary Forces In The Great War: Meuse Argonne 1918: Breaking The Line
by Maarten Otte
- Air, Ground, & Naval Warfare, American History, World War I, Best of 2018
Breaking the stalemate
The 1918 Meuse-Argonne Offensive was not the first action fought by the American Expeditionary Forces, but it was the greatest—and its casualty count deems it the second bloodiest battle in American history. Maarten Otte’s detail-packed narrative portrays the clash as never before.
The AEF was relatively new to the challenges of modern, mechanized warfare. But their presence bolstered the Allies, who were finally able to break the stalemate that had dogged them for four years. Once the offensive gained momentum, it all but extinguished German hopes for victory.
Taking us to the opening guns to the precipice of the American breakout in mid-October, this definitive account brilliantly chronicles one of the war’s vital turning points.
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|Release Date:||May 6, 2018|