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Château-Thierry

(shätō`-tyĕrē`), town (1990 pop. 15,830), Aisne dept., N France, on the Marne River. The town was the focal point of the second battle of the Marne (1918), which ended the last German offensive of World War I. An imposing monument to the U.S. soldiers who fought in the battle is just outside the town. The birthplace of Jean de La Fontaine is preserved as a museum.
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The Germans reeled away from the surprisingly aggressive Aussies and drove into what they saw as easier avenues around Chateau Thierry and Belleau Wood.
But they were also extraordinary in that they answered their country's call to serve on the battlefields of Lexington and Concord, Bunker Hill, Gettysburg, San Juan Hill, Chateau Thierry in World War I, the invasion of Normandy and the Battles of the Bulge and Monte Casino in World War II, when they also hacked and fought their way through the jungles of Burma and the Philippines, Guadalcanal and the volcanic mountains on Iwo Jima, and the Battles of Midway and the Coral Sea, to name a few.
CHATEAU THIERRY & BELLEAU WOOD 1918: AMERICA'S BAPTISM OF FIRE ON THE MARNE (184603034X, $18.
The United States Army Second Division Northwest of Chateau Thierry in World War I.