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Название: Osprey Campaign 238 - St Mihiel 1918: The American Expeditionary Forces' trial by fire Автор: David Bonk Издательство: Osprey Publishing ISBN: 1849083911 Год: 2011 Формат: PDF Страниц: 97 Размер: 10,5 МБ Язык: Английский
At 1:00 am on September 12, 1918, accompanied by rain and lightning, the American Army launched its first major offensive of World War I. Supported by French Colonial troops, the American IV and V Corps burst through the weakened German line at St. Mihiel and seized numerous objectives while taking over 16,000 prisoners and capturing over 400 guns. Although American tactics remain suspect, and the operation cost 7,000 US casualties, the battle was heralded as a huge Allied victory. More importantly, it demonstrated to the French and British that the Americans were capable of large-scale, combined-arms operations. Packed with photos, artwork and battle maps, this book explains the entire offensive in detail.