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Author Wright, William M.

Title Meuse-Argonne diary : a division commander in World War I / by William M. Wright ; edited with an introduction by Robert H. Ferrell
Published Columbia : University of Missouri Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 174 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Preparation -- St. Mihiel -- Holding the line -- Sideline -- Moving -- A new line -- Bois de Bantheville -- Attack -- To the Meuse -- Crossings
Summary "During America's participation in World War I, only a single commander of a division, William M. Wright, is known to have kept a diary. In it, General Wright relates his two-month experience at St. Mihiel and especially the Meuse-Argonne, the largest and most costly battle in American history. In the Meuse-Argonne, the Eighty-ninth Division, made up of 28,000 draftees from Missouri and Kansas under Wright's command, was one of the two American point divisions beginning November 1, 1918, when the U.S. First Army forced the German defenders back to the Meuse River and helped end World War I as the main German railway line for the entire Western Front came under American artillery fire. It was a great moment, and Wright was at the center of it. Robert Ferrell skillfully supplements the diary with his own narrative, making use of pertinent manuscripts, notably a memoir by one of Wright's infantry regiment commanders." --Book Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Wright, William M.
United States. Army. Division, 89th (1917-1942)
Argonne, Battle of the, France, 1918.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, American.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- France -- Meuse.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories -- United States.
Genre/Form Personal narratives
Personal narratives.
Form Electronic book
Author Ferrell, Robert H.
LC no. 2004001710
ISBN 0826215270 (alk. paper)
0826262481 (electronic bk.)
9780826215277 (alk. paper)
9780826262486 (electronic bk.)