S of Apremont

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When the pano loads, you will be facing the town of Apremont, which is north.
Prior to arriving in this area, six companies of tanks and 28th Division infantry launched a coordinated attack on Varennes, seizing the village by early afternoon.
The 139th then marched east of Varennes to Hill 202, south of Charpentry, visible in panorama to the east of our position.
The 28th Division advanced northwest towards Montblainville over the rolling, open hills on the west bank of the Aire River. They struggled through the cragged and misty woodlands of the Argonne.
They reached the cratered plain, and saw the grey walls and red roofs of Montblainville visible less than a mile ahead of them. They were in the open now, and machine-gun and sniper fire from the village and woods to the west stabbed at them through the fog.
The Doughboys took severe casualties, but stormed the village efficiently.
The 28th Division were to advance as far possible on the right in order to outflank the German defenses in the Argonne. On the right, the 110th assaulted Apremont, which stood bastionlike atop bluffs facing the Aire River to the north and east.
The Americans first attempted to approach the village via the riverbed, only to find that the bluffs bristled with German machine guns.
Returning to their original positions in the ravine, they then attacked from the south across the open plateau, directly above our position.
Leaving the ravine, they moved cautiously across a road, through an orchard, and into the gently sloping field below. The dark woods of the Argonne loomed on the left.
Ahead, across a farm road stood a small copse. Suddenly a terrible concentrated burst of machine-gun fire opened up from the copse ahead and the woods on the left.
The entire battalion had fallen into a trap, not unlike the one they experienced in the fields south of Montblainville. The grass concealed the Doughboys, but it offered no real protection. They all started digging.
Four hours later a machine gun crew calmly began setting up a machine gun. More crews ran up and mounted guns and one-pounders in the orchard.
They began fighting back, and then the soothing screaming shriek of 75s from a battery just setup behind the men pounded the German positions.
Apremont was captured by the 28th Division on September 28.