St Mihiel 1918: The American Expeditionary Forces' trial by fire (Osprey Campaign 238)
Osprey Publishing | 2011 | ISBN-10: 1849083916 | ISBN-13: 978 1849083911 | English | 97 Pages | PDF | 10,4 MB
The St Mihiel salient had been formed in 1914 as the Germans drove towards Paris. The French had attempted to recapture it in 1915 without success and in 1916 the Germans used the area as a base to attack Verdun. The bitter battle for Verdun had cost hundreds of thousands of German and French casualties. After the Germans called off their attack the salient the war shifted north, leaving the salient protruding ominously into the Allied lines.