Belleau Wood


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Bel·leau Wood

 (bĕ-lō′, bĕl′ō)
A forested area of northern France east of Château-Thierry. In World War I it was the site of a hard-fought victory over the Germans (June 1918), and it now contains a cemetery dedicated to the Americans who died in the battle.

Belleau Wood

(ˈbɛləʊ; French bɛlo)
n
(Placename) a forest in N France: site of a battle (1918) in which the US Marines halted a German advance on Paris

Bel′leau Wood′

(ˈbɛl oʊ, bɛˈloʊ)
n.
a forest in N France, NW of Château-Thierry: a memorial to the U.S. Marines who won a battle there 1918.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Belleau Wood - a World War I battle in northwestern France where the Allies defeated the Germans in 1918Belleau Wood - a World War I battle in northwestern France where the Allies defeated the Germans in 1918
First World War, Great War, War to End War, World War 1, World War I - a war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
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The USS Nimitz and her battle group along with the amphibious assault ship USS Belleau Wood sailed through the Taiwan strait, making the Chinese leadership realize that it couldn't possibly stop the U.S from coming to the aid of Taiwan.
The small oak, which came from the historic Belleau Wood to the east of Paris, where American forces halted a German counteroffensive in the waning months of World War I, was a gift from Macron to Trump during his April 2018 state visit.
The Germans captured the Belleau Wood, adjoining the Metz-to-Paris highway, barely 50 miles northeast of Paris
First, there was Trump's sudden decision not to visit the American cemetery at nearby Belleau Wood, where, in one of the most horrific battles, 1,800 of his countrymen lost their lives.
First, there was his sudden decision not to visit the American cemetery at nearby Belleau Wood, where, in one of the most horrific battles of WWI, 1,800 of his countrymen lost their lives.
How different to Donald Trump's stance of cancelling a trip to the battleground of Belleau Wood scheduled for Saturday because of the rain.
The US president had been expected to fly to Belleau Wood cemetery, about 55 miles outside Paris.
Trump, who is in France for commemorations marking the centenary of the end of the war, and his wife Melania were to have flown by helicopter to the Belleau Wood battlefield and cemetery where US Marines faced off against German forces in 1918, Daily Sabah reported.
During the weekend, Trump is scheduled to make trips to two American cemeteries, Belleau Wood east of Paris today and Suresnes on the western outskirts of the capital tomorrow.
After a lunch withMacronand their wives, Melania and Brigitte, Trump was scheduled to visit an American cemetery at Belleau Wood, east of Paris.
He will then visit the Belleau Wood battlefield, Suresnes American Cemetery, and have a meet and great with members of the US Embassy in Paris.
"Blackjack" Pershing from 1917-18, and particularly those soldiers, airmen, and Marines who served in major engagements on French soil 10 decades ago at Chateau-Thierry, Belleau Wood, Saint-Mihel, Meuse-Argonne, Montfacucon, Oise-Aisne, Cantigny, and Sommepy.