American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- 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.
- n. a battle in the Meuse-Argonne operation in World War I (1918); the battle in which American troops launched their first offensive in France
“No sooner had Pershing disengaged his forces from the Saint-Mihiel battle than he mounted a final American offensive to punch like a battering ram through German lines on the Western Front between the Meuse River and the dense Argonne Forest with more than a million men.”
“The attack was part of the huge American-led offensive around Saint-Mihiel, France, that came as allied forces battered the German army in the closing months of the war.”
“Rising rapidly, he rocketed to brigadier general and directed the Allied air effort supporting the huge Saint-Mihiel offensive in September 1918.”
“Those who did told stories of places like Belleau Wood, Soissons, Château-Thierry, Saint-Mihiel.”
“My nephew was killed on the 18th of the following September, 1918, at Saint-Mihiel.”
“Abbot Maragdus, a friend of Charlemagne, transferred it in 819 to the borders of the Meuse, thus founding the town of Saint-Mihiel.”
“Bar-le-Duc and his Holy Sepulchre in the church of Saint-Mihiel are admirable works of art.”
“The reader will remember the famous salient of Saint-Mihiel, on the Meuse, held by the”
“After that his account was less clear, for he got the names of towns mixed, Nancy and Saint-Mihiel, Saint-Mihiel and Metz.”
“He was obliged to surrender with Charles de Lenoncourt, who was defending the town of Saint-Mihiel, and he shared his four years 'captivity in the”
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