Thunder in the argonne a new history of americas greatest battle battles and campaigns series douglas v mastriano on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in july 1918 sensing that the german army had lost crucial momentum supreme allied commander ferdinand foch saw an opportunity to end the first world war in drafting his plans for a final grand offensive. Start by marking thunder in the argonne a new history of americas greatest battle as want to read thunder in the argonne a new history of americas greatest battle battles campaigns by douglas v mastriano. In thunder in the argonne douglas v mastriano offers the most comprehensive account of this legendary campaign to date not only does he provide american french and british perspectives on the offensive but he also offers for the first time in english the german view. He opens by noting that it is today largely gone from public memory overshadowed by events of the later greater war although in terms of numbers of troops and casualties and of duration meuse argonne was truly americas greatest battle oddly he doesnt lay out the statistics that prove it. This book tells the complete story of the meuse argonne campaign the largest ever american offensive not only does it provide the american and german side of the story a first but it also describes the attack in the strategic context of the western front
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