Corporal Alvin Cullum York—we know him now as “Sgt. York”—on October 8. 1918, performed “the greatest thing accomplished by any private soldier of all the armies of Europe.”
In early October 1918, men from the 77th Division advanced into the Argonne Forest as part of a massive American attack.
This week we are on the hallowed ground of Belleau Wood.
Last week, American Rifleman TV began an eight part series on Americans in World War I titled “Over There!“
In each episode of the eight-part ARTV series commemorating the 100th anniversary of the U.S. involvement in World War I, we will walk the grounds where a generation of Americans fought and died.
Despite its reputation, the "Fusil Mitrailleur Modéle 1915 CSRG" served effectively in combat for the French military chambered for the 8x50R Lebel cartridge, the Belgian military in 7.65x53 mm, and the Polish military in 7.92x57 mm Mauser.
The Short, Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III was the main British infantry rifle of the Great War. Learn more about this iconic 1913 rifle in this week's NRA Gun of the Week video.