The Battle of the Aisne III: The Americans Attack

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.

http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=44335

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.”

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