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Archive: June 2018 (10 Posts)

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World War I: The Battle of Belleau Wood

Posted by: Wendi Maloney

This is a guest post by Ryan Reft, a historian in the Manuscript Division. “The place: a wine vault, somewhere in hell – torn, blood streaked, shell plowed France.” – Joel T. Boone, June 28, 1918 By the time he wrote those words to his wife, Joel T. Boone, a Navy doctor assigned to the …