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Becoming Devil Dogs: Battle of Belleau Wood

American Marines posing with a German minenwerfer captured during the Battle of Belleau Wood, 1918


Becoming Devil Dogs: Battle of Belleau Wood


Military History Timeline - 1900s

Military History Timeline - 1900s: US Marines fight the Battle of Belleau Wood

The Harlem Hellfighters fought the Germans at the battles of Belleau Wood and Chateau-Thiery. They distinguished themselves in combat, serving more than 6 ...


#onthisday The Battle of Belleau Wood during the First World War started on June 1, 1918. One of the great battles in Marine lore, they earned the nickname the Devil Dogs here. After the war, the area was renamed by the French: 'Bois de la Brigade Marine' "Forest of the Marine Brigade." #guns #war #history #army #retro #wwi #ww1 #worldwar1 #france #germany #usmc #usmarines #marines #devildogs #usa #america #1918


"Chicago Tribune" World War I war correspondent Floyd Gibbons welcomed home in Minneapolis, MN. His sister Zelda is at his left. At the Battle of Belleau Wood, France, Gibbons lost an eye after being hit by German gunfire while attempting to rescue an American soldier.