Near Saint-Étienne-à-Arnes in Marne, Grand Est, France
Sommepy American Monument
The Blanc Mont Oﬀensive
In early June 1918 the 42D American Division entered the battle lines with the 13th and 170th French Divisions near Souain. There it gallantly assisted in repelling the last German major offensive of the War.
When the Allies began their great convergent offensive in late September, the 2D Division, supported on the left by the 21st French Division and on the right by the 167th, in a brilliant operation captured Blanc Mont Ridge on which this monument stands. The 36th Division relieved the 2D on October 10 and continued the advance northward as far as the Aisne River.
Three infantry regiments of the 93D American Division, serving with the 157th and 161st French Divisions, engaged in intermittent fighting during September and October taking part in the capture of Ripont, Sechault, and Trieres Farm.
Quand les alliés commencèrent leur grande offensive
Trois regiments d'infanterie de la 93e division américaine, servant avec les 17e et 161e Divisions Françaises, participèrent en septembre et octobre a divers combats et à la prise de Ripont, de Séchault et de la ferme de Trières.
Erected 1937 by American Battle Monuments Commission.
Location. 49° 17.072′ N, 4° 32.143′ E. Marker is near Saint-Étienne-à-Arnes, Grand Est, in Marne. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Route D320 and Unmarked. Touch for map. Monument is approximately three miles northwest of the town of Sommepy-Tahure on D320. Marker is in this post office area: Saint-Étienne-à-Arnes, Grand Est 51600, France.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia - Battle of Blanc Mont Ridge. (Submitted on August 17, 2015, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee.)
2. American Battle Monuments Commission - Sommepy American Monument. (Submitted on August 17, 2015, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee.)
Categories. • War, World I •
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