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Advancing through wheat field by tuomaskoivurinne Advancing through wheat field by tuomaskoivurinne
acrylics 2012,
after exhausting all-night march, the American 1st Infantry Division went over the top and advanced near Soissons, July 18th 1918.
The second battle of the Marne would end with the French (with American aid) recapturing most of the ground lost to the German Spring offensive in May and June 1918.

The sergeant in the foreground is based on Sgt. Marc Harper by :icondoughboycafe:
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Armygeneral13 Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I salute you American 1st Infantry Division Tard salute 
wonderful indeed !
BenjaminForsell Jan 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Todella tunnelmallinen maalaus tämä, värimaailma ja valo toimivat todella hyvin!
Hyvää työtä taas, varsinkin värien ja valon käyttö.
YourFreedomFighter Jan 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
outstanding :+fav: I've been expanding my World War I studies greatly over the last year, and naturally I did much study into Company D, from this division. There is a superb historical account of the veterans derived from their sons and daughters compiled in the American book 'The Remains of Company D'. If you haven't read it yet, I highly recommend it. Sorenson was one hell of a man, as were many of them. The main writer's father was a Swedish immigrant who fought in Company D. It was in this battle actually, that they very same man was wounded badly, and he would remember this date of July 18th every year for the rest of his days.
tuomaskoivurinne Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ment to ask which regiment was this (as there were several D-Companies in the 1st Infantry Division) but after looking up the book from Google, I now know it's the 28th. Thanks and thanks for the book tip. :)
YourFreedomFighter Jan 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Outstanding. Your a seasoned expert on this war, and just by browsing your deviations I've found some great results in ideas for topics in research. So, I'm pretty pleased to return the favor if even in a small way.

Speaking of which, it's really amazing at how very little there is for public media and recognition about this war in comparison with my usual sandbox of WWII. It's almost like WWI never happened here. They never talk about it except in occasional news stories when people die, and most new public school text books mention very little at all.
PolishTrooper Jan 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Loving it as always, i love the sky i looks so well done.
Well chap this is one hell of a job well done :D
tuomaskoivurinne Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :)
I like the color work and overall scenery of the night. You should do one with some German troops, that would be cool.
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