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Object Name Lithograph
Caption "'Chateau Thierry" The Turining Point of World War I"
Description Framed lithograph print entitled "'Chateau Thierry' The Turning Point of the World War I". The picture shows battling soldiers on city streets with an American flag held high. Damaged buildings, flying airplanes and smoke completes the scene. Belonged to Mr. & Mrs.
John Shimanski.
At the bottom, it tells just a little about the battle. In the bottom right corner "Copyright 1919 E.G. Renesch Chicago". Wood frame painted red, white & blue with small white stars in the outer blue border; glass.

The Battle of Ch√Ęteau-Thierry was fought on July 18, 1918 and was one of the first actions of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) under General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing. It was a battle in World War I as part of the Second Battle of the Marne, initially prompted by a German offensive launched on 15 July against the AEF, the newest troops on the front.
Catalog Number 1991-0033-001
Search Terms World War I
Battles
Chateau Thierry (Battle)
Subjects World War I
Battlefields
People Shimanski, John