On the evening of Oct. 2, 1918, Major Charles W. Whittlesey of the 77th Division led nearly 700 men under his command into the narrow Charlevaux Ravine, deep in the heart of the Argonne Forest in northeastern France. That night the German occupied the high ground behind them, surrounding them and cutting them off a kilometer ahead of the American lines. Five days later, just 194 survivors walked out of the ravine... and into history. This is their story.
Join us on Monday November 30th at 3:00PM for this fascinating historical tale. Robert Laplander will be live on Zoom to introduce this presentation he gave at the National WWI Museum and Memorial's 2018 Symposium. Participants will then view the presentation recording as a group with the ability to ask Robert questions throughout the showing.