Kristin Taylor-Secondary Source #2

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Kristin Taylor HIS 109-C7Z1 Dr. Joseph Marcum March 23 rd , 2015 Secondary Source #2 Introduction: There is a whole lot of battles throughout life that people has studied over the years and one of the battles that is going to be discussed in the World War 1 at Meuse- Argonne and the history and what led to it as well. The title of this interesting article is called Meuse- Argonne and it was created in 1918. The author of this secondary source is Edward G. Lengel and he is an American military historian and professor at the University of Virginia too. The thesis of this document is that it presents an examination of the U.S. participation in the World War 1 battle at Meuse- Argonne and also it discusses Lieutenant Samuel Woodfill and his platoon in the September 26, 1918 offensive against entrenched German troops. Also, it talks about the six week battle during which 1.2. Million American soldiers participated and 26,277 died in that battle and it was really sad as well. Body: First of all, the main points that are given to back up the thesis are icy wind and rain slashed at their clothing, water poured in steady streams from the rims of their helmets, and little aware that they soon would find themselves fighting the bloodiest single battle in U.S. history ever. However, Lt. Samuel Woodfill was a tall 17 year old army veteran from Indiana and he led the platoon past even more awful horrors than ever.
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