Suggested Teaching Instructions
From Torcy the Marines took ground on either side of Belleau Wood (near the Marne River in France). They had reached all the objectives and pushed beyond them. The Germans were on the run.
The Capture of Vaux (located 3.5 miles immediately northwest of the town of Chateau-Thierry on the River Marne) took place on July 1-10, 1918. The American Expeditionary Forces and Marines along with the French Army, fought against the German Army. The Capture of Vaux was a well executed tactical operation to close out 2nd Division operations around Chateau-Thierry.The photographs and excerpt in this document illustrates the involvement of the Troy Marines in these 2 important battles.
How do local communities view their contributions to national events?
Check for Understanding
Describe the scenes in the photographs and discuss the community's perspective of the war.
Use the photographs to create a recruitment poster.
English Language Arts: Write a letter from a parent of one of these soldiers in the photographs in response to seeing their son in the newspaper?