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The Itinerary

Doughboys - The US Army & Marines in 1918

8 - 14 August 2018

Price per person £995.00, Single supplement £195.00
Deposit per person £75.00
Eurostar travel included

The American buildup was impressive—14,000 in France by June 1917 and over a million by May 1918.  Organized into five major divisions, Pershing resisted efforts of the French and English to use the troops as replacement brigades.  Instead he focused on organization, training and sustenance. Using allied supplied weapons including tanks, planes and artillery every spare berth on every ship that would float brought manpower.  Once in France, roads were cut from ports, engineers added ship berths and at full mobilization 10,000 American soldiers were arriving in France daily.


Itinerary

August 8;
Depart London St Pancras on the Eurostar for Paris.  Meet your guide and travel by bus to the the battle of Cantigny US 1st Div May 28, 1918.
Arras overnight.

August 9;
Somme Offensive, US 80th Div Aug 8-18, 1918; Hamel, US 33rd Div Jul 4, 1918; Lamotte-Warfusee, US 6th Engineers 3rd Div March 27-April 3 1918; Bray, US 131st Infantry 33rd Div Aug 9-19 1918; St Quentin, Somme Offensive US 27th and 30th Divisons Sep 24-30 1918; American Monument Bellicourt; Somme American Cemetery; Gouzeaucourt US 11th Engineers Sep & Nov 30.
Arras overnight.

August 10;
Belleau Wood US 2nd Division June 4-July10, 1918; Aisne-Marne Cemetery and Memorial Hill 204; Chateau Thierry, Fere-en-Tardenois and Oise-Aisne Cemetery, Ville-en-Tardenois area Champagne.
Reims overnight.

August 11;
The Champagne Region. US 42nd Div July 15-18, 1918; Souain; Sommepy, US 2nd Divisions & 4th French Army Oct 2-10, 1918; American Memorial Sommepy; Ardeuil 1918; Ardeuil  US 369th, 371st, 372nd Infantry Regiments 93rd Div Sep 26-Oct 7, 1918, US 368th Infantry Regt 92nd Div Sep 26-Oct 1.
Verdun overnight.

August 12;
The St. Mihiel Salient. Cote de Senoux-Hattonchatel US 26th Div Sep 12, 1918; St Mihiel American Memorial Montsec Pont-A-Mousson, American Field Services, 1914-1918; Norroy, Xon Hill, US 82nd, 90th, 92nd Divisions Sep 12-Nov 11, 1918; Vieville, Thiaucourt, US 2nd, 5th Divisions Sep13-16, 1918; St Mihiel American Cemetery.
Verdun overnight.

August 13;
The Meuse-Argonne. Mort Homme and Cote 304; The American Memorial at Montfaucon; Cheppy, the Missouri Memorial; Varennes, the Pennsylvania Memorial; Chatel Chehery and Sgt York; Marcq, and the Hindenburg Line; Sommerance, the US 1st Div; Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery; Cunel Sedan via Bar, Beaumont, Wallincourt and final destination of US 1st Div.
Charleville-Mezieres overnight.

August 14;
Return to Paris for the Eurorstar service to London St Pancras.

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