battle of St Mihiel


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Noun1.battle of St Mihiel - a battle in the Meuse-Argonne operation in World War I (1918)battle of St Mihiel - a battle in the Meuse-Argonne operation in World War I (1918); the battle in which American troops launched their first offensive in France
Argonne, Argonne Forest, Meuse-Argonne, Meuse-Argonne operation, Meuse, Meuse River - an American operation in World War I (1918); American troops under Pershing drove back the German armies which were saved only by the armistice on November 11
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
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Recalled from their leave to take part in the Battle of St Mihiel, they await orders to attack, 'to again face death, riding in the clouds'.
The story, overly-melodramatic and quite unconvincing, is clearly of secondary importance, a means of linking the exciting action sequences -- the air battle with the flying circus, the attack on German observation balloons, the final aerial duel and the dramatic re-enactment of the Battle of St Mihiel, for which the army created a five-acre facsimile of the battlefield and provided tanks and over 5,000 infantrymen as extras.