Chapter

Recovery

Timothy K. Nenninger and Charles Pelot Summerall

in The Way of Duty, Honor, Country

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780813126180
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135649 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813126180.003.0019
Recovery

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As much as it had suffered, the First Division had little rest. Beginning July 23, French trucks conveyed the foot troops as rapidly as possible to the Saizerais sector in Lorraine on the left of the Moselle River, where they relieved the Second Moroccan Division during the last days of July and the early part of August. The artillery followed. The sector covered a front of eight kilometers and had successive rows of wire and trenches. The division took up the elastic system of defense. At Vaucouleurs, the attack on the St. Mihiel Salient was rehearsed on similar terrain during the week of training and equipping. Charles Summerall met the Colonel Clark Williams for the first time, who became his closest friend and did much for the division. Charles asked him to ensure Red Cross help to care for the wounded. Williams' accomplishments were all that could have been desired.

Keywords: elastic system; defense; Clark Williams; Red Cross; First Division; artillery; St. Mihiel Salient; Vaucouleurs

Chapter.  678 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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