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Author Lengel, Edward G.

Title To conquer hell : the Meuse-Argonne, 1918 / Edward G. Lengel.

Imprint New York : H. Holt, 2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  940.436 L547c 2008    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xiv, 491 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [459]-471) and index.
Contents "All the promotion in the world would make no difference now" : John J. Pershing -- The cult of the attack -- "Right or wrong, my country" -- "Retreat, hell. We just got here" -- "An independent American army" -- "Here is the golden dream" : the Meuse-Argonne -- "The only way to begin is to commence" -- "You boys are my kind. Now let's go in!" September 26 -- "We began to realize what artillery really meant." September 27 -- "Words can never describe it, nor is the mind imaginative enough to conceive it." September 28 -- "There were very few heroes that morning." September 29 -- Relief. September 30 -- "God damn it, don't you know we're going over the top." October 4 -- The lost battalion : "Our mission is to hold this position at all costs." -- "Just plain murder." October 5 -- "It is not a dishonorable deed to give up." October 6 -- "Their faces told the whole story of their fight." October 7 -- "York, I hear you have captured the whole damned German army." October 8 -- "We are going to have a very hard day." October 9 -- Beyond the Argonne. October 10 -- Last gasp. October 11 -- "Like the heat from a blast-furnace door." October 12-13 -- "The best day's work." October 14 -- "There are times when even general officers have to be expendable." October 15 -- "Large bodies move slowly, though with great momentum when they start." -- "When I get back, you can wager I will be a home loving man".
Subject Argonne, Battle of the, France, 1918.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Meuse River Valley.
United States. Army -- History -- World War, 1914-1918.
ISBN 9780805079319
Standard No. AU@ 000041722956
NZ1 11433399

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