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The 28th Infantry Regiment, American 1st Division, supported by the French 5th Tank Battalion, take the village of Cantigny, 28 May 1918. Image courtesy Imperial War Museum © IWM (Q 71935).

  • In its first major offensive of the war, the American army attacks and captures the German strongpoint of Cantigny, taking 100 prisoners. The US 1st Division’s 28th Infantry Regiment suffers 1,067 casualties in the process.

Cooks of the 27th Battalion B Company with their pet bunnies, duckling and kitten aka “The Royal Family”, Ribemont, France, 28 May 1918. Image courtesy Australian War Memorial.