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Château-Thierry Bridge, Americans at


CHÂTEAU-THIERRY BRIDGE, AMERICANS AT. In 1918, during the last German offensive of World War I, German troops entered Château-Thierry, France, on 31 May, having broken the French front on the Aisne River. The French general Ferdinand Foch, rushing troops to stop the Germans, sent the U.S. Third Division, under the command of Joseph T. Dickman, to the region of Château-Thierry. There, aided by French colonials, the Americans prevented the enemy from crossing the Marne River on 31 May and 1 June. The German attacks in the area then ceased.


Freidel, Frank. Over There: The Story of America's First Great Overseas Crusade. Boston: Little, Brown, 1964.

McEntee, Girard Lindsley. Military History of the World War: A Complete Account of the Campaigns on All Fronts. New York: Scribners, 1943.

Joseph MillsHanson/a. r.

See alsoAisne-Marne Operation ; Belleau Wood, Battle of .

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