Fighters who broke the Hindenburg line parading down Fifth Ave. New York


Title

Fighters who broke the Hindenburg line parading down Fifth Ave. New York

Alternative Title

Fighters who broke the Hindenburg line parading down Fifth Avenue

Description

Well do these splendidly marching troops, swinging down 5th Avenue, deserve the applause of the thousands of New York men and women packed along the sidewalks and on the stands of the famous thoroughfare. For they are the sons of the Empire State itself, those gallant National Guardsmen of the 27th Division who sprang forward at the first call to arms and under command of General John F. O'Ryan, f ought in the trenches about Dickebusch Lake and Mount Kemmel, south to Ypres, and finally, with other American, British and Australian troops, smashed through the Hindenburg Line at the Scheldt Canal Tunnel. The 2nd American Corps, under Maj. Gen. Geo. W. Read, consisting of the 27th and 30th American Divisions, was not with the main American army at the Marne and St. Mihiel and in the Meuse-Argonne (muz-ar' gon') . It served throughout the war with the British armies. Consequently the work of the New Yorkers of the 27th and of the Carolinians and Tennesseans of the 30th has been somewhat obscured in our histories. The Canal Tunnel sector of the German line north of St. Quentin was tremendously fortified, with passageways running out from the mein tunnel to hidden machine gun nests. Into these nests the German gunners returned after the American assaulting waves had passed, and poured a destructive fire into their rear. But through everything the men of the New York and the "Old Hickory" divisions forced their way, supported by the Australians, until the fortified zone was conquered in one of the most desperate single conflicts of the war.

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Extent

1 stereograph : b&w
1 gelatine silver print stereograph (8 x 15 cm) mounted on card (9 x 18 cm)

Rights

Copyright. The Keystone View Company
No known restrictions on publication

Relation

World War through the stereoscope

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Citation

Keystone View Company, “Fighters who broke the Hindenburg line parading down Fifth Ave. New York,” Monash Collections Online, accessed October 27, 2020, http://repository.monash.edu/items/show/25644

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