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On June 26, the US Marines at Belleau Woods finally captured the woods after six attacks, and in turn fought off 5 divisions of German counter-attackers, often reduced to bayonets and hand-to-hand fighting. The Marine commander’s report of the victory said simply, “Woods now U.S. Marine Corps entirely.” The Marines suffered 9,800 casualties, including 1,800 killed; German losses are unknown other than 1,600 prisoners. They have received high praise from the other Allied powers, including receiving the French Croix de guerre and praise from the Germans for their “vigorous, confident, skilled marksmen.”

In Persia, Armenian forces have attacked several Ottoman-held cities, but have been repulsed at each attempt.

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