Battle Of Cantigny Research Paper

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The Battle of Cantigny The battle of Cantigny was a battle between the U.S. 1st division and the German 82nd Reserve Division. It only lasted for two days (May 28-30, 1918), but it was still a very important battle for the U.S. troops. It was the first U.S. offensive and victory made by the AEF, or the American Expeditionary Forces. The battle started when the division was ordered to take over Cantigny, a village in France, North of Paris, near Man Didier in the Somme Region, to test its offensive capabilities. The Americans suffered weeks of heavy artillery and gas from the Germans. The Germans were very concerned about the U.S. being involved in the war, so they tried to single out American divisions for extra bombing. After surviving

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