WW1 France 1918 two (2) photos Belleau Wood US cemetery / USS Rambler

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“U.S. cemetery at Belleau Wood” (1918)

Rows of white crosses in a new cemetery.

The Battle of Belleau Wood (1–26 June 1918) occurred during the German spring offensive in World War I, near the Marne River in France. The battle was fought between the U.S. 2nd (under the command of Major General Omar Bundy) and 3rd Divisions along with French and British forces against an assortment of German units including elements from the 237th, 10th, 197th, 87th, and 28th Divisions. The battle has become a key component in the lore of the United States Marine Corps.

United States forces suffered 9,777 casualties, included 1,811 killed. Many are buried in the nearby Aisne-Marne American Cemetery.

“USS Rambler with anti-sub gun and depth bombs at Brest” (1918)

Sailor on boat in port of Brest France

USS Rambler was a steam yacht acquired by the United States Navy during World War I for patrol duty. Rambler sailed for the Azores 4 November and operated with the patrol detachment there until February 1918. Then transferred to the French coast, the armed yacht operated out of Brest on patrol and escort duty for the remainder of World War I.


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