Souilly Marker-1st Army Headquarters France

Overview

On the outside of the town hall of Souilly, France is a bronze tablet identifying this building as the headquarters of the American First Army towards the end of World War I. Inscribed in French and English is the following:

Headquarters of the American First Army
occupied this building from September 21, 1918
to the end of hostilities, and from here
conducted the Meuse-Argonne Offensive,
one of the greatest operations of the war.

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