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With Russia out of the war, Germany was able to transfer a million troops from the Eastern Front to mount a great Western offensive. General Ludendorff launched his great effort on March 21, 1918, along the Somme, overwhelming the British and driving them back some fourteen miles. By early April, the Germans were stopped just short of Ludendorff's goal - Amiens. Not pausing for long, however, Ludendorff launched another attack against the French channel ports. This action - the Battle of Lys - lasted for several bloody weeks: but, once again, the Germans were halted within sight of their goal. The price was a terrible one - both Germany and Britian suffering over 300,000 casualties.

For a time all was quiet, but at the end of May, Ludendorff opened another attack against the French on the Asine. Within a week the Germans had reached the Marne at Chateau Thierry - barely fifty miles from Paris. The only troops General Foch had to throw into the threating new salient were the inexperienced Americans. The "doughboys" not only checked the German advance, but drove them back across the Marne in desperate fighting around Chateau Thierry and Belleau Wood.

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