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'A phase of the Allied attack at Cantigny', 28 May 1918

Photograph, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918), 1918.

The Battle of Cantigny was the first major American attack of the war. Led by the US 1st Division, the operation successfully reduced a small German salient in the Allied lines. The French supported the American attack with artillery and flame throwers. The latter were used to drive the Germans out of their deep dugouts.

One of 193 British and Allied official photographs.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 2007-03-7-25


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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