Vauquois

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Map of the site where the Battle of Vauquois took place. The extensive tunnel system in the area is depicted. This battle took place during World War I from 1914-1918. The small village of Vauquois, France, was strategically located on a hill that gave a commanding view of the surrounding area. Control of the hill was contested throughout the entirety of the war. This conflict led to one of the most extensive tunneling operations during the war. The American unit that fought at Vauquois during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive was the 35th National Guard Unit, made up of solders from Missouri, … continued below

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1 map ; 73 x 56 cm., on sheet 62 x 95 cm.

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Hobbs, O. K. [1914..1918].

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  • Main Title: Vauquois
  • Added Title: Vauquois Battle Map

Description

Map of the site where the Battle of Vauquois took place. The extensive tunnel system in the area is depicted. This battle took place during World War I from 1914-1918. The small village of Vauquois, France, was strategically located on a hill that gave a commanding view of the surrounding area. Control of the hill was contested throughout the entirety of the war. This conflict led to one of the most extensive tunneling operations during the war. The American unit that fought at Vauquois during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive was the 35th National Guard Unit, made up of solders from Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois. The 36th and 90th National Guard Units, from Texas, were also involved in the offensive. There is no text on the map. The topography is marked in meters.

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1 map ; 73 x 56 cm., on sheet 62 x 95 cm.

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Donated with the O. K. Hobbs Collection.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: HSU-0307001925048s-c
  • Accession or Local Control No: 5.A.37
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth492930

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Abilene Library Consortium

Featuring thousands of newspapers, photographs, sound recordings, technical drawings, and much more, this diverse collection tells the story of Texas through the preservation and exhibition of valuable resources.

Jesse Wallace Williams Map Collection

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  • [1914..1918]

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  • Sept. 14, 2014, 9:20 a.m.

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  • March 15, 2019, 11:02 p.m.

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Hobbs, O. K. Vauquois, map, [1914..1918]; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth492930/: accessed July 17, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hardin-Simmons University Library.

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