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field hospital at Marigny Chateau, near Belleau Wood  bj omanson
 Feb 22, 2010 13:27 PST 

Am seeking any wartime photographs of the chateau in Marigny-en-Orxois
during the war. It was used as a field hospital during the German drive of
May-June 1918. Elements of the 6th Machine Gun Battalion, 4th Marines, 2nd
Division were also encamped there for a couple of nights in early June, as
well as unknown French units.

The chateau is still in existence, and I have current photos, but seek
photos from the war, as well as any information. If a photo can be found,
it will be included in a memoir (to be published by McFarland) of a Marine
who was there, and who devoted a whole section of his memoir to a
description of it.

Would like to know who long the chateau was used as a field hospital, and
which units, American & French, were billeted there. Also whether it was
ever under German occupation.

bj omanson


BJ Omanson

     Poetry of WWI, Jeanne d'Arc, USMC in WWI, 6th MGB, WWI Books, Yanks in
French Foreign Legion
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