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The woods are now beautifully peaceful but very moving to realise that 100 years ago the woods were the scene of ferocious fighting at close combat. There are trails to follow with plaques giving details of the fighting.
Without exception, this tour with Gilles Lagin was the best battlefield tour I have ever taken and probably the best tour overall, I just can’t remember them all.
Gilles, “jeeel”, is so passionate about his research of this specific moment in history that he can’t...More
Learning about the famous USMC battles at boot camp is one thing but actually coming to the location of one is quite another. I'm sure that it looks different after 100 years but it is a very solemn place.
My grandfather fought as a USMC officer at Belleau Wood. I have heard about the place all my life and more recently read about the awful battle there. It is very peaceful now. The trees have grown back.You can still see the foxholes. Anyone interested...More
A Marine Memorial located on battle field WW1 June 1918. Commentates the actions of the Marines in the USArmy 2nd Division.
Over 8000 casualties as a result of intense fighting most of the month of June.
We stopped on our way to Paris and it was an amazing experience. The cemetery was sobering and a deserving tribute to those who made the sacrifice. Even after 100 years it is well kept. Bellau Wood brought on a lot of emotion to be...More
Being a bi-national French American citizen , I was stunned to hear about Belleau wood battle as the most important WW1 site for the Americans, while no French citizen knows about the story. I therefore decided to visit and bring back some water from the...More
This monument appropriately honors the participation of the USMC in the Great War. During my visit I was pleased to see a large French tour group standing around the monument and receiving a thorough orientation from a French tour guide.
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We didn't use a guide. Our time was short because there were a few other USMC places in the area that we wanted to visit that day. So we just drove to the the Marine Memorial and walked around the wood.