Saturday, November 7, 2009
U.S. casualties of meaningless WII battle, France
On the way to the Verdun battlefield in October 2009, I came upon a cemetery containing the remains of 14,000 American soldiers who died during a WWII battle in northern France. I Googled the battle at the time and learned that most historians concluded it served no real purpose for either side. In other words, 14,000 Americans and thousands of Germans died for nothing. Because of its insignificance, the battle has long since been forgotten. And I am sorry to report that I cannot now remember its name or the name of the cemetery.