Below is a battalion of the Cameron Highlanders in 1914, prior to being dispatched to the front line; below that is the same battalion upon their return in 1918 after the armistice.
Before and After
A century ago Wednesday, the first shots were fired in one of the most important American military engagements ever — and the deadliest battle in U.S. history.
World War I’s Meuse-Argonne Offensive, which involved more than a million American soldiers and claimed the lives of 26,277, was launched in northern France on Sept. 26, 1918 to push the German army out of the country and reclaim a rail network vital to supplying enemy troops. The fight lasted ...Continue Reading →