"The Song of the Seventy-Five"
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[drawing with notation] "The Barrage Battle of the Argonne Sept 26, 1918 THE VICTORY BARRAGE "Pulled into the Argonne before daybreak on the 25th of September. Our 75's were immediately placed in position - we had to fire from the map, because the Huns were to be kept in complete ignorance of the half million Yanks who were taking the lines over from the French. Trees in front of our guns were sawed through, ready to be laid flat at the signal to fire. At the "zero hour", down went the trees, and the long line of 75's opened up. Along the entire length of the sector the barrage roared, raining destruction upon German trenches, battery positions, cross-roads and headquarters. The battle of the Argonne - the greatest battle of all time, was begun - started by the famous 75." (Copyright 1919 By Snead & Co.)