Multimedia countdown: 100-days to the 100th anniversary of the WWI armistice

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 –

Battle of Belleau Wood: Leo Bailey’s memories – Sergeant Leo Joseph Bailey was wounded at Belleau Wood in World War I while diving for his dugout during an artillery attack. He spent the next two months recuperating from an artillery shrapnel wound to his right arm in various hospitals. Despite his injury, he later looked back fondly on this period.

In his memoir, found in the Library of Congress, Bailey recalls the Battle of Belleau Wood, or “Belleau Woods,” as he called it in his memoir. In the video below, I have narrated and added video support to illustrate Bailey’s WWI story.


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