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U.S. Marines in action at the Battle Belleau Wood in June 1918. - painting by Tom Lovell.

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World War I, American Marines In The Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

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In pictures: World War One battlefields 100 years on

WWI in pictures: The battle of Belleau Wood took place in June 1918 as the German army pursued a spring offensive, pushing against US positions. Eventually the US Marines cleared the woods, though not without suffering the worst losses their unit had seen up until that time. #maryevans

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Becoming Devil Dogs: Battle of Belleau Wood

Most of downtown Seattle burns to the ground, the first drive-in movie theater opens, Allied troops storm the beaches of Normandy, the Rolling Stones can't get no "Satisfaction," and "Tetris" is unleashed on the world, all on this day.

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"I have only two men out of my company and twenty out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and a constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." - US Marine Clifton B. Cates during the Battle of Belleau Wood, July 1918.

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The surviving Officers of the 4th Marine Brigade following the battle of Belleau Wood, Chateau Thierry, France, 1918

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

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