October 1918: 6 Days Behind the Lines

October 9th, 2006 by xformed

The “Lost Battalion,” the 1st Battalion of the 308th of the 77th “Liberty” Divison of the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) was trapped behind the German Lines in the Argonne Forest from the 2nd thru the 8th of October. This would be the day, 88 years later, that they would have been back safely form the fight.

Many sites on the net are out there, here is one.

Here is a well done movie I saw a few months back, where I first heard of the story.

600 men went in, led my Major Whittlesey, 200 walked out. Quite a story of tenacity in a pretty hopeless situation. 3 Medal of Honors, 29 Distinguished Service Crosses. That list speaks of plenty of herosim.Secret Passage movie download

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