1st Division in the 2nd Phase of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, October 4-31, 1918

History has little to do with speculation, yet it is interesting and possibly instructive to wonder what might have been the results, had lack of success attended the efforts of an army at a critical time in a certain war or campaign. Had the First and Second American Divisions failed in their efforts at Soissons, had the Second Division failed in its operation against Mont Blanc, the result might have been, in the first proposition, that the allied offensive might have failed, and in the second that the Fourth French Army might have been definitely stopped for the winter, with the result that the advance of the American army in the Meuse-Argonne region might have come to naught. Still more disastrous might have been the effects, had the First Division failed in its allotted task in the second phase of the Meuse-Argonne offensive, October 4-11, 1918. Failure here might have meant another winter in the trenches for the American army. This monograph deals with the accomplishment of this task by this famous division. (more)

MAJ R.F. George Cornish

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