The Battle of the Argonne Forest

The German forces were now at a stall, and the French and American forces saw an opportunity too end the war. The French Marshal Ferdinand Foch, supreme commander of the Allied forces, ordered massive attacks against the Germans all along the western front. The Americans launched the most massive attack in American history when they started their offensive in the region between the Meuse River and the Argonne Forest. On September 26, 1918 the American General Pershing assembled over 600,000 American troops with 40,000 tons of supplies and 4,000 artillery pieces at hand. The Americans had heavy losses but by early November the Americans had shattered the German defense and opened a hole int the German lines.