To Conuer Hell The Meuse Argonne 1918 ( Pdf ) ☆ Edward G. Lengel


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To Conuer Hell The Meuse Argonne 1918

The authoritative dramatic and previously untold story of the bloodiest battle in American history the epic fight for the Meuse Argonne in World War I On September 26 1918 than one million American soldiers prepared to assault the German held Meuse Argonne region of France Their commander General John J Pershing believed in the superiority of American guts over barbed wire machine guns massed artillery and poi. This is the best book on the Muese Argonne campaign I ve read There are a lot of first person accounts that really help you to know what the Doughboys went through Until I read this I really had no idea some Doughboys were rushed through training so fast they didn t even know how to shot a rifle The doctrine preached by Pershing was the offensive Guts got you results than artillery or machine gun support Pershings view was his allies were soft from spending to much time in the trenches This philosophy led to many costly attacks that were thrown at the German lines with heavy casualties The AEF still had a lot to learn and was still learning when the war ended This book does a good job of explaining the campaign and in large part the whole experience of the AEF in this last campaign of the war The one drawback to the book I felt was I wish there were maps

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Son gas In thirty six hours he said the Doughboys would crack the German defenses and open the road to Berlin Six weeks later after savage fighting across swamps forests towns and rugged hills the battle finally ended with the signing of the armistice that concluded the First World War The Meuse Argonne had fallen at the cost of than 120000 American casualties including 26000 dead In the bloodiest battle the co. Definitely worth wading through the 400 plus pages Detailed account of America s main battle on the western front I thought it lacked some historical context and didn t make much reference to what had been going on for the previous three years before the Americans turned up but that would easily have added another 100 pages One bit in particular stands out some American troops enter a dug out and from deep in the darkness an American soldier asks them if they have come to arrest him No they say they re just looking for food He says he s a coward and is too scared to go out there any That s OK they replied we understand good luck Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, road to Berlin Six weeks later after savage fighting across swamps forests towns and Homewrecker reference to what had been going on for the previous three years before the Americans turned up but that would easily have added another 100 pages One bit in particular stands out some American troops enter a dug out and from deep in the darkness an American soldier asks them if they have come to arrest him No they say they Make your own model forts & castles re just looking for food He says he s a coward and is too scared to go out there any That s OK they Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury replied we understand good luck

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Untry had ever seen an entire generation of young Americans had been transformed forever To Conuer Hell is gripping in its accounts of combat studded with portraits of remarkable soldiers like Pershing Harry Truman George Patton and Alvin York and authoritative in presenting the big picture It is military history of the first rank and incredibly the first in depth account of this fascinating and important battl. An addictive readable account of US action in World War One It presents personal accounts of soldiers from generals to privates which highlighted the disconnect Army leadership had from the actual conditions on the front Like another reviewer noted maps would have been useful Otherwise a great book


10 thoughts on “To Conuer Hell The Meuse Argonne 1918

  1. says:

    Never fight the Russians in their snow – or the Germans in a forest stronghold In 9 AD in the depths of the Teutoberg Forest a confederacy of Germanic tribes ambushed and annihilated a force of three Roman legions read about the battle in Schama’s Landscape and Memory and you will have Anselm Kiefer nightmares; in th

  2. says:

    A ok book but it could have been far better Endless repetition of the same stock phrases the attacked jumped off at 500am make one thrust indistinguishable from another This is amplified by the paucity of maps and those included are of such poor uality as to be nearly uselessIn the first attack General Pershing tactical and strategic idiot with no knowlege of modern warfare He thought failure of will was at fault for

  3. says:

    This is the best book on the Muese Argonne campaign I've read There are a lot of first person accounts that really help you to know what the Doughboys went through Until I read this I really had no idea some Doughboys were rushed through training so fast they didn't even know how to shot a rifle The doctrine preached by Pershing was the offensive Guts got you results than artillery or machine gun support Pershings view was his

  4. says:

    Definitely worth wading through the 400 plus pages Detailed account of America's main battle on the western front I thought it lacked some historical context and didn't make much reference to what had been going on for the previous three years before the Americans turned up but that would easily have added another 100 pages One bit in partic

  5. says:

    This is a military history of Meuse Argonne battle that America fought in WWI against the Germans It was the major battle that the US engaged in and was key to the German defeat in November of 1918 This book is a long and detailed description of the months long engagement It describes bayonet fights artillery shelling machine gunfire source

  6. says:

    I tend not to read books where I know the ending I was well aware this was the final battle of the war and that the Allies were victorious As my grandfather was killed on the first day of this battle I thought it fit that

  7. says:

    This book is really important to me First it is the definitive account of the battle in the Meuse Argonne Second a

  8. says:

    An addictive readable account of US action in World War One It presents personal accounts of soldiers from generals to privates which highlighted the disconnect Army leadership had from the actual conditions on the front

  9. says:

    This bookś theme is a digust due to at the time American generals did not care for the loss of human life by throwing men at enemy lines

  10. says:

    An interesting book on the final campaign of World War I I enjoyed how certain events tied in to the campaign From Charles Whittlsey's Lost Battalion to Alvin C York this book tells of the horrors of trench warfare and the

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