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Then and Now: St. Juvin–77th Division River Crossing and German Infrastructure

Introduction:  In this selection of Griffin Group then and now one has the opportunity to see areas that were hell for the 77th Division when attacking St. Juvin as well as the German rear-area infrastructure that existed in the Meuse-Argonne. One of the most vivid accounts of the capture of St. Juvin can be found on pages 342-6 of Ed Lengel’s book, “To Conquer Hell:  The Meuse-Argonne, 1918.”  He describes:  “The 306th’s First Battalion left Marcq at 8:30 A.M., but instead of Marching east as Continue reading →

Then and Now: Dressing Station in Marcq

    Caption:  Figure 76–Dressing station operated by Ambulance Company No. 311, 78th Division, at Marcq, Ardennes, October 17, 1918.  Note that one can see two medical (i.e. red cross) flags in the then photo.   “On Oct. 10 the 78th Division moved into the Argonne Forest west of Montblainville in reserve of the I Corps.  On October 16 the division relieved the 77th Division in a sector along the Aire River from St. Juvin to Grand-Pré.”  (78th Division:  Summary of Operations in the World Continue reading →