from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

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  • 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


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  • 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.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • 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.

    WWI soldier buried at Arlington, 91 years after he died during battle in France

  • 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.

    Devil Dog

  • My nephew was killed on the 18th of the following September, 1918, at Saint-Mihiel.

    The Remembrance Ceremony

  • Abbot Maragdus, a friend of Charlemagne, transferred it in 819 to the borders of the Meuse, thus founding the town of Saint-Mihiel.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 15: Tournely-Zwirner

  • Bar-le-Duc and his Holy Sepulchre in the church of Saint-Mihiel are admirable works of art.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 15: Tournely-Zwirner

  • The reader will remember the famous salient of Saint-Mihiel, on the Meuse, held by the

    The Romance of Names

  • After that his account was less clear, for he got the names of towns mixed, Nancy and Saint-Mihiel, Saint-Mihiel and Metz.

    The Downfall

  • 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

    Renée Mauperin


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