World War 1, Quote #8

November 07, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Well this will be my last WW1 quote, with the 100 year anniversary of the Armistice just around the corner (11/11)….
 
“By 30 May [1918], the Germans had reached the River Marne and were now just forty miles from Paris. But again the Germans were checked, most notably in the Battle of Belleau Wood, where they were beaten back by a unit of US marines. At one point, the French, advising the US commander to retreat, received the reply, ‘Retreat? Hell, we just got here’.”
 
(source: "World War One" by Rupert Colley)

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