Trailer of Marne 1918
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Event 1918 HISTORY-BATTLE Rank: unknown
The German failure to break through, or to destroy the Allied armies in the field, allowed Ferdinand Foch,
the Allied Supreme Commander, to proceed with the planned major counteroffensive on 18 July; 24 French divisions,
including the American 92nd and 93rd Infantry Divisions under French command, joined by other Allied troops,
including eight large American divisions under American command and 350 tanks attacked the recently formed German salient.
The Allied preparation was very important in countering the German offensive. It was believed that the Allies had
the complete picture of the German offensive in terms of intentions and capabilities. The Allies knew the key points
of the German plan down to the minute.There is a legend, possibly true, that engineer Cpt. Hunter Grant, along with
the help of engagement coordinator and engineer Cpt. Page, devised a deceptive ruse. Second Battle of the Marne. Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia. September 17, 2022
The Second Battle of the Marne (French: Seconde Bataille de la Marne),
was the last major German offensive on the Western Front or Battle of Reims (15 July â 6 August 1918) during WW1.The attack failed when
an Allied counterattack, supported by several hundred tanks, overwhelmed the Germans on their right flank, inflicting severe casualties.
The German defeat marked the start of the relentless Allied advance which culminated in the Armistice with Germany about 100 days later.
Strength:44 French divisions-8 American divisions-4 British divisions-2 Italian divisions
408 heavy guns-360 field batteries-346 tanks
VS 52 german divisions-609 heavy guns-1,047 field batteries
Casualties and losses:French Third Republic: 95,165 dead or wounded
United Kingdom: 16,552 dead or wounded-United States: 12,000 dead or wounded
Kingdom of Italy: 9,000 dead or wounded
VS 139,000 dead or wounded german soldiers -29,367 captured-793 guns lost