National Geographic : 1929 Nov
@ National Geographic Society Autochrome by Gervais Courtellemont HERE IN THE SUMMER OF 1918 THE DESTINY OF CIVILIZATION WAS DECIDED At Chateau-Thierry Germany's final advance on Paris was turned back in some of the fiercest fighting of theWorld War. Alittle tothe west of the town lies the hamlet of Vaux and Hill 204. This eminence was an enemy stronghold which Franco-American troops captured after overcoming a desperate resistance. Only the extreme newness of everything serves to remind one now of the ghastlyJune days eleven years ago, when everything woods, gardens, and houses-had been destroyed.