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A German trench mortar–Minnenwerfer–captured at the Battle of Belleau Wood by the US Marines 2nd Battalion, 5th Regiment under the command of Col. Frederic M. Wise.

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The Memorial Day ceremony at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery as seen from the woods of Belleau, the historic battlegrounds of The Battle of Belleau Wood, May 26. Photo By: Sgt. Tatum Vayavananda

from BBC News

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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A German trench mortar—Minnenwerfer—captured at the Battle of Belleau Wood by the US Marines 2nd Battalion, 5th Regiment

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