Near Sommepy-Tahure in Marne Département, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Sommepy American Monument
The Blanc Mont Oﬀensive
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 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 convergent vers la fin de Septembre, le 2e et 36e Divisions Américaines faisant partie de la IVe Armée Française. Le 3 octobre la 2e Division, apuyée à gauche par la 21e Division Française et à droite
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 Sommepy-Tahure, Champagne-Ardenne, in Marne Département. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Route D320 and Unmarked. Touch for map. Monument is approximately three miles north west of the town of Sommepy-Tahure on D320. Marker is in this post office area: Sommepy-Tahure, Champagne-Ardenne 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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