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Books about the 1st infantry division during WW1


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Pete,

 

I found the 1st Engineer Regimental history online. For those interested, here is the link to the site:

http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15040coll5/id/1193/rec/7

 

Dirk

Dirk,

I think the histories of the 7th Field Artillery Regiment and the 1st Engineer Regiment (both were in the 1st Division) are also available on-line. Try a search through Hathitrust.org -- that will get you going in the right direction.

When you visit the Meuse-Argonne area next month, I hope you will consider taking some photographs of the 1st Division area, and perhaps posting them!

Pete

 

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There are multiple version of the Division history available online, which one should I buy?

 

http://www.bookdepository.com/search?searchTerm=History+of+the+First+Division+During+the+World+War&search=Find+book

 

Most of those are reprints (I didn't look through the whole list). I have an original; I assume the reprints are printed clearly. If you can hold out for an original, I'd try for that. If you don't care, the reprint will probably be just fine. It is a very good unit history and will give you a great overview of the division as a whole during the war.

Here's a photo of the 1st Division history, original edition, with the 86th Division history on the right.

Pete

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Dirk,

I think the histories of the 7th Field Artillery Regiment and the 1st Engineer Regiment (both were in the 1st Division) are also available on-line. Try a search through Hathitrust.org -- that will get you going in the right direction.

When you visit the Meuse-Argonne area next month, I hope you will consider taking some photographs of the 1st Division area, and perhaps posting them!

Pete

 

Hello from Belgium

 

Here are some pictures of the 1st DIUS area during WW1

Please forgive the quality of these pics since thet were taken 30+ years ago and were recently digitalised from slices ( which was at the time the cheapest metod to take a lot of shots)

 

1-CANTIGNY Church & 1DIUS Monument

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2- Bois de MONTREBEAU south EXERMONT

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3- HILL 240 MONTREFAGNE ( LEFT) HILL 263 BOIS DE MONCY 1st Engineer ( right)

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WOODS NOW U.S MARINE CORPS ENTIRELY, our lines include now the entire Bois de Belleau. Signed, Major Shearer "Skipper" 5Th Marines, 3rd Bat - June 25th 1918

 

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4- LOST & FOUND in the BROIS DE MONTREFAGNE

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5- Hill 240 left & Hill 263 at dawn

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6- Road from EXERMONT to GESNES taken from the WWII french MAGINOT line Bridge

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7- Another vieuw from the bridge

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8- BAR Magazine and Dog Tag

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WOODS NOW U.S MARINE CORPS ENTIRELY, our lines include now the entire Bois de Belleau. Signed, Major Shearer "Skipper" 5Th Marines, 3rd Bat - June 25th 1918

 

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