Machine Gun Company, 39th Infantry, 4th Division, in the Aisne-Marne Offensive, July 18-August 5, 1918

This is the story of the role played by the Machine Gun Company of the 39th U.S. Infantry in the World War. While it relates the experiences of a single machine gun company, it can only be the story of every other machine gun company that went to France and saw active service. That story, it is believed, will always be found to be a tragic one; for certainly where the lives of young men are needlessly sacrificed, is indeed tragic. (more)

MAJ M.S. Eddy

 

(Image shown is a captured German machine gun, circa 1918, from the Library of Congress Collection)

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