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What was the Battle of Belleau Wood?
The Battle of Belleau Wood (1 June 1918 - 26 June 1918) occurred during the German 1918 Spring Offensive in World War I, near the Marne River in France. The battle was fought between the U.S. Second (under the command of Major General Omar Bundy) and Third Divisions and an assortment of German units including elements from the 237th, 10th, 197th, 87th, and 28th Divisions.
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US Military History Companion : "(1918) Belleau Wood was a significant U.S. action of World War I, attack by a Marine brigade of the U.S. Second Division in woods west of Châ…teau Thierry, France. Having participated in stopping the German offensive on the Marne River, the Marines were eager to attack. The brigade was tasked to clear the woods and retake the nearby town of Boursches. Beginning on 6 June and attacking in linear formations, with poor artillery fire support coordination, the Marines immediately began taking heavy casualties; they then shifted to short rushes by small groups, engaging in hand‐to‐hand fighting in a maze of woods, and heavy undergrowth. Several German counterattacks were beaten off, and the Marines advanced into raking machine‐gun fire and well‐adjusted artillery. "Come on, you sonsabitches, do you want to live forever?" shouted Sgt. Dan Daly, leading his Marines into the woods-and into U.S. Marine Corps history. The Americans finally cleared the woods on 26 June, as much by courage and determination as by fighting skill. It was a bloody fight, the bloodiest in Marine Corps history to that date. The Marines suffered 5,200 casualties, more than half their strength. But they gained the respect of the Allies and the Germans."
The Marine Brigade expelled five German Army Divisions from the woods. They captured 1,600 Germans at a very high cost. A total of 1,811 Marines and supporting Army troops wer…e killed in the Battle.
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Belleau Wood's is an area in France where US Military Forces engaged German forces during WW1
The USA. marines beat the German army and succeeded in taking the wood, ad the few remaining German survivors nicknamed the Americans Devil Dogs.
Lignum Vitae is an very dense wood imported from Brazil. It can have a density as high as 1.39 g/cc.
The Marine Brigade kicked elements of five German Divisions out of the woods in fierce fighting.
"The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle."
Wood is the stem of trees inside the bark or outer layer. Wood is 50% cellulose. Cellulose is the fibrous material that gives strength to the cell walls. These cell wal…ls are bound together with hemicellulose and lignin. Dry wood is about 25% lignin and 20% hemicellulose. There are many different types of wood. Each type of wood comes from a species of tree, and has a slightly different cell arrangement and proportions of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin. This combination gives the types of wood their characteristic strength, texture and colour.
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they are called WOOD elves, not water elves, or fire elves but wood elves. so yeah, they do live in the woods.
Battle means: a military fight between groups of soldiers, ships, airplanes, etc. a violent fight in which people use weapons a fight between people or groups i…n which each side tries to win a contest (such as a game or an election) or to gain control of something (such as a company) Plural for these definitions: battles
The Battle of Delville Wood was a subsidiary attack as part of the Somme Offensive, a battle fought during World War I that took place in South Africa. It lasted from July 15t…h to September 3rd of 1916 and saw the capture of the wood that had been skirted during the battle of Bazentin Ridge when Longueval fell to the British on July 9th of that same year (the details of this is an entirely different answer). The objective of the battle was to capture the whole forest. Why? Securing the woods became essential to the English because, unless the forest was cleared of German soldiers they had no hope of launching an attack on the German Switch Line. Ironically, the British did not fight the battle, but the South African natives (South Africa still being a "colony" of Great Britain at this time). As such 3, 150 men attacked the 9th Scottish Division. The attack was launched at dawn on July 15th. The regiment fought a heavy artillery battle, and successfully managed to clear the southern edge of German forces. Hand to hand combat continued until the South African forces were relieved on July 19th. The casualties: 766 dead among the four battalions, dead outnumbered wounded 4:1. Due to poor weather conditions, including heavy rain and mud, many of the dead, both South African and German were never recovered (even to this day). The Germans however, lost over 9,500 men by August alone. However, the woods would not be completely cleared of German forces until after another month of fierce fighting. The woods were final secured on August 25th by the 14th Division. However the woods was retaken by the Germans on March 24, and recaptured by the 38th (Welsh) Division on August 28. Today the woods remains as a memorial site called the Delville Wood Cemetery containing roughly 5,493 burials, most of which are unknown. The woods remains well-preserved by the South African Government with visible remains of the trenches, a museum and a monument dedicated to the fallen South Africans. For more on this battle there are several books listed here that can be found at any local library and several historical sites detailing the events that took place: * Cave, Nigel. Delville Wood. Barnsley, South Yorkshire [England: Leo Cooper, 1999. Print. * · Lawson, John A. Memories of Delville Wood, South Africa's Great Battle. Capetown: T.M. Miller, 1918. Print. * The Story of Delville Wood: Told in Letters from the Front. Cape Town: Cape Times Ltd, 1916. Print. * South African National Memorial, Delville Wood: The Ceremony of the Unveiling of the Memorial on Sunday the 10th Day of October 1926. S.l: s.n, 1926. Print. * Uys, Ian S. Rollcall: The Delville Wood Story. Johannesburg: Uys Publishers, 1991. Print.