May was relatively quiet in France. Raids and artillery duels were the typical fare, as journalists speculated on what would happen next.

On May 21, the Ottoman Empire launched an invasion of Armenia. But the United States wasn’t at war with the Turks, so that didn’t get a lot of notice here.

Through the month there were repeated stories speculating about where a German blow would fall next. That state remained until May 27 when the blow finally fell. On that date the Germans launched Operation Blucher-Yorck, the third phase of their spring offensive and triggering the Third Battle of the Aisne.


Chuck Martin: 740-397-5333 or and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews




Rules: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don’t attack other commenters personally and keep your language decent. If a comment violates our comments standards, click the “X” in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member.