Saint-Mihiel


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Saint-Mi·hiel

 (sānt-mē-yĕl′, săN-)
A village of northeast France on the Meuse River east of Paris. The World War I battle here (September 12-14, 1918) was the first major American offensive led by Gen. John J. Pershing and forced the Germans to relinquish a salient held since 1914.
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Saint-Mihiel

(French sɛ̃mjɛl)
n
(Placename) a village in NE France, on the River Meuse: site of a battle in World War I, in which the American army launched its first offensive in France
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Noun1.Saint-Mihiel - a battle in the Meuse-Argonne operation in World War I (1918)Saint-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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Robinson was in the artillery and fought such memorable battles as Toul, Chateau Thierry, Argonne Forest and Saint-Mihiel.
Meanwhile, General Pershing finally activated the US First Army and was preparing for the Saint-Mihiel offensive.
Mitchell would become the AEF Air Service's senior operational commander, and he mastered the operational art from the Airman's perspective, most famously demonstrated in his orchestration of airpower for the Saint-Mihiel offensive, the largest coalition air operation of the war.
Under the terms of the planned transaction, Innospec acquired Huntsman's manufacturing facilities located in Saint-Mihiel, France; Castiglione delle Stiviere, Italy; and Barcelona, Spain.
Under the terms of the planned transaction, Innospec would acquire Huntsman's manufacturing facilities located in Saint-Mihiel, France; Castiglione delle Stiviere, Italy; and Barcelona, Spain.
Before the armistice, several regiments were employed just behind the front lines at the Argonne Forest and Saint-Mihiel, where they constructed macadam roads and narrow-and wide-gauge railroads to transport artillery, supplies, and munitions.
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More than any other American of the time, he mastered the operational art from the airman's perspective, which he exemplified in his leadership during the Saint-Mihiel campaign.
When the Saint-Mihiel offensive was launched on September 12, Patton and his tank battalions were in the van.
Two weeks earlier, on the night before the offensive of Saint-Mihiel, Patton's commanding officer, Brig.