HERO ON THE WESTERN FRONT Discovering Sergeant York’s WWI Battlefield


Sergeant York received the Medal of Honour for leading an attack on a German machine gun nest, taking at least one machine gun, killing at least 25 enemy soldiers and capturing 132. York’s Medal of Honour action occurred during the United States-led portion of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in France, which was intended to breach the Hindenburg line and force the Germans to surrender. This title is the story of the battlefield itself, particularly the much-needed argument for the ignored, “alternative” location of the legendary shootout.

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