Friday, October 30, 2015

The Battle Of Belleau Wood

On June 1st 1918 the US 2nd division formed a line across the road which lead
Paris, with the Marine Brigade in the center. The next day the Germans attacked,
the Germans attacked for three more days. Then on June 6 the 2nd division counter-
attacked. The Marines would cross a wheat field to get into the woods, on that first
day they lost one thousand Marines dead of wounded. It would take three weeks to
take the woods. Below is a reenactment of that first day.
On the 11 month on the 11 day at the 11 hour the first world war would end, this is
dedicated to those who died in that war.

                    Below is a video that shows the cemetery and the cost of that battle.

And of course Nov 10 is the Marine Corps Birthday. This year we're 240 years old