March 1919

An American Battlefield-From the Marne to the Vesle*

Volume 4, Issue 1

BY RAOUL BLANCHARD

TERRIFIC battles, ushering in the dawn of victories which will ensure the freedom of the world, were fought in July and August, 1918, between the Marne and Vesle Rivers, from Chateau-Thierry to Soissons and Fismes. In this soulstirring struggle the young American troops played a large part, and played it with heroism and success. It has occurred to us, therefore, that the American people will be glad to become acquainted with the battlefield made glorious by their sons, with the soil which will some day be a consecrated goal of pilgrimage for the entire nation.

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