Duty, Honor, Privilege

New York City's Silk Stocking Regiment and the Breaking of the Hindenburg Line

Stephen L. Harris

On September 29, 1918, a regiment of volunteers from New York State, many of them rich boys from Manhattan, attacked the feared Hindenburg Line, one of the strongest defensive systems ever devised.
Publication date:
January 2006
Publisher :
Potomac Books, Inc.
Language:
English
Series :
History of War
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Overview
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On September 29, 1918, a regiment of volunteers from New York State, many of them rich boys from Manhattan, attacked the feared Hindenburg Line, one of the strongest defensive systems ever devised. At a frightful cost, suffering more killed on a single day than any other regiment in American history, they broke the enemy and helped conclude World War I.