The Second Battle of the Marne, July 15-16, A View in the Valley in the Sector of the 38th Regiment

The Second Battle of the Marne, July 15-16, A View in the Valley in the Sector of the 38th Regiment

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Colored sketch on white paper. Sketch describes the logistics of the battle in the valley in the sector of the 38th regiment during the Second Battle of the Marne. Smith sketched the valley itself, and then used arrows to point at certain objects in the sketch and wrote a brief description of what happened there along the top. The sketch shows a river flowing through a field. There are trees to the right, left, and behind the field. There are also two groups of houses, one in the background on the left, and the other in the background on the right. There are more fields and another village in the distance. The captions read, (from left to right), "The Sixth Grenadiers / advanced to this point / where they were overwhelm- / ingly defeated by Comps. / H and G", "Mèzy", "Mouth of the Surmelin / River", "Night positions / of one platoon of / Company E", "One platoon of / Company H held / the river bank.", "An attempted / crossing by the / 47th Regiment", "Mont St Père", "The Germans (sixth Grenadiers) / crossed at this point", "Chartéves", and "Left flank of / the French Sector". The sketch's title, "THE SECOND BATTLE OF THE MARNE JULY 15-16 A VIEW IN THE VALLEY IN THE SECTOR OF THE 38TH REGIMENT" is written on the bottom of the sketch.
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Sketch; Pencil
date made
Smith, J. Andre
France: Grand Est, Département de la Marne
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
pencil (overall production method/technique)
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
overall: 19 1/2 in x 18 3/4 in; 49.53 cm x 47.625 cm
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accession number
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
World War I
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
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National Museum of American History
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