18 January 2017
New book from Osprey Publishing covers the never-before-told story of one of the most devastating battles of American involvement in World War I – the battle of Montfaucon.
With Their Bare Hands traces the fate of the US 79th Division—men drafted off the streets of Baltimore, Washington, and Philadelphia—from boot camp in Maryland through the final years of World War I.
The book focuses on their most famous engagement: the attack on Montfaucon, the most heavily fortified part of the German Line, during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in 1918.
Drawing upon original documents, including orders, field messages, and the letters and memoirs of the soldiers themselves, some of which have never been used before, Gene Fax tells the engrossing story of the 79th Division’s bloody involvement in the final months of World War I.
In preparation for With Their Bare Hands, Gene spent seventeen years researching archives in Washington, Baltimore, Paris, West Point, and Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He also researched this most bloody and fiercely contested battle on the battlefield itself.
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