Thursday, June 26, 2008

Belleau France

This is a photograph of the village of Belleau, France, shortly after the Battle of Belleau Woods in World War I. This battle was one of the bloodiest for American Forces in the war. During one of the fiercest parts of the battle, French forces urged the American Marines to withdraw, to which one of the Marines gave the now-famous line, "Retreat, Hell, we just got here."
American forces won the Battle of Belleau on this day, June 26, in the year 1918.

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