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Today in History: September 12

Slide 1 of 12: Battery "C", Sixth F.A., 1st Division which fired the first cannon shot from the U.S. on the Lorraine, France front at Beaumont during the Great War, are pictured Sept. 12, 1918.

1918: First US offensive in Europe

The first cannon is shot from the U.S. on the Lorraine, France, front at Beaumont during the Great War. It was the first major offensive in Europe for the American Expeditionary Forces.

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