world war 1 second battle of Marne - World War I...

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Ashley Mandoline | Hst/165 | World War I Soldier [REPORT SUBTITLE]
Okay, so anybody who knows their history knows The Second Battle of the Marne was a very big turning point in World War I. It all started when the last German offensive of the conflict, and shortly after the first allied offensive victory in 1918 followed (In Viereck & In Maerker Branden, 1929). Even though America did not play a very big part, and was mainly just there to be supportive, this battle became known as the beginning of the end for Germany. There were around 85,000 American troops that helped in the war, with about 12,000 who died, because of all of this we got a lot of praise not only from our people, but those of the French and the British. Now in the Second Battle of Marne, there were over 30,000 men who died and who were wounded, so America had quite a few casualties that were associated with some of the battle of the Great War (Coffman, 1968). At the end of May, the high command of Germany decided to order a major offensive attack from the Chemins des Dames northeast of Paris that went towards the River Marne and this put was very threatening both to Parish and the Paris-Verdun rail link (Dupuy, 1956). There

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