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I recently came across a picture of my great grandpa and his regiment before they shipped off for the war. He was one of 10 that survived. What a bloody nightmare that must’ve been.
Wow, day one and the trees already look like broccoli stumps
Deadliest battle in American history and hardly gets the attention it deserves.
Wait, why is this a video? I can’t zoom in on the picture
Whatever anyone says about the US’s late entry to the Great War, you can’t deny that they got stuck right in the minute they set foot in France.
I read in some report done just after WWI that the generals believed these 37mm guns were extremely important as a way for infantry to have firepower while they’re advancing. I’ve never heard why they fell out of favor in the interwar period. What replaced them? Rifle-grenades?
USA joined WW l on April 6 1917. WW l started on July 28 1914.
Not Antietam, not Shiloh, not The Bulge, but this, this was the biggest battle in the history of the U. S. Army. Its associated military cemetery is bigger than the one at Normandy.