Cut in the 1930's by Robert England, Hingham, MA, plywood, interlocking. Insert in box describes the battle, “No more heroic struggle is recorded during the whole war. In the face of seemingly insurmountable difficulties the Americans were sent to drive the Germans out of their almost impregnable forest stronghold. They suffered terrific losses—BUT THEY DID IT!” Artist: unknown. Wikipedia describes the battle: "The Meuse-Argonne Offensive, also known as the Maas-Argonne Offensive and the Battle of the Argonne Forest, was a part of the final Allied offensive of World War I that stretched along the entire Western Front. It was fought from September 26, 1918, until the Armistice on November 11, a total of 47 days. The Meuse-Argonne Offensive was the largest in United States military history, involving 1.2 million American soldiers, and was one of a series of Allied attacks known as the Hundred Days Offensive, which brought the war to an end. The battle also cost Pershing 26,277 killed and 95,786 wounded, making it the largest and bloodiest operation of the war for the American Expeditionary Force. American losses were exacerbated by the inexperience of many of the troops and tactics used during the early phases of the operation. The Meuse-Argonne was the principal engagement of the American Expeditionary Forces during the First World War.