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Foch's Offensive: Where General Fayolle Burst in

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OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHS

A CORNER OP THE OPEN BATTLEFIELD NEAR LONGPONT: SOME OF THE VICTORS AT WORK CONVERTING SHELL-CRATERS INTO RIFLE-PITS,

NEAR LONGPONT, BY FERMN BEAUREPAIRE, WHICH WAS STORMED BY FRENCH MOROCCAN INFANTRY: AN ADVANCED FRENCH BATTERY TAKING POET.

4- 4- NIAR CRAUDVU: A GERMAN ’77,” AS TAKEN IN ITS EMPIAJEMENT, WIT L ITS LITTER O EXPENDED SHELL-CASES AND FILLED SHELLS ALL ROUND.

TI ON THE CHAUDUN SIDE: A GERMAN FIELD-GUN, RUSHED AND CAPTURED WITH ITS WICAR CASES OLDING SHEBLLS AND GEAR NOT EVEN OPBNED.

I TE OUTSKIr OF LOWPOET: A BATC OF GERMAN PRISOIERS WITH AMBULAICE-STRETCIERS ON THE WAY BACK PROM THE PIGHTING-LIN

AMER LOnGPOuT HAD DER TAKrEN AND, T~HE vIToHanI PRMUCO.ANENICAN TRMOOS HAD PASU) oIl: THEWHERCKAE OF A ONCE-PR6PERUIS PLACE.

Longpont and Chaudun are two of the large villages through which the joint attack by the combined French and American forces, comprising the Armies of Generals Mangin and Degoutte took its way in the third week of July. The fighting was fast and furious, and the Germans were roughly hustled back from both places, which were at important points along the road to Viersy, the Allies’ first objective. The two places lie from seven to ten miles to the south-west of.Soisons, and are about five miles apart It was for

his plan of atta as curied out in detal by Generals Mangin and Degoutte that General Payolle, supreme commander in the sector, received the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour from M. Polcarf, who went specially to General Fayolle’s head- quarters to confer the battle-won distinction on him. As seen in the photograph, the Allied onset captured German field-guns still in position, which the enemy had not time to get away, and prisoners, who were passed to the rear in a continuous stream of big droves.


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Issue 4137. - Vol CLIII

Aug, 03 1918

Illustrated London News