The Third Battle of the Aisne began May 27, 1918 — it says something that so many of the battles have sequels, doesn’t it? — when the Germans launched their third offensive. Tomorrow will be the Big Day for the American Army with a victory at Cantigny, but here’s a great source of information about this stage of the war — some of these posts are fascinating.
And here — you know you love them — is a map!
In the center you can see the town of Fismes — right across a stream was the village of Fismette, which you might recall from my review of Hervey Allen’s “Toward the Flame.”