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1-117 Memorandum for Brigade Commanders [s. King], March 10, 1918

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Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Date: March 10, 1918



Memorandum for Brigade Commanders [s. King]

March 10, 1918 [Menil-la-Tour], France

Very Secret

Day and hour for special operations and pass word.

1. REMIERES RAID:

J day will be March 11th.

H hour will be 5:50 A.M.

Troops on the front lines of Center F will be notified by their officers at 5:20 A.M., March 11th, of the hour of the raid. The pass word “BOSTON” will be used to identify returning members of the raiding party who may return at any point of the line.

2. RICHECOURT RAID:

J day will be March 11th.

H hour will be 7:40 P.M.

Troops on the front lines of Center H and left of Center F will be notified by their officers at 7:10 P.M., March 11th, of the hour of the raid. The pass word “MEXICO” will be used to identify returning members of the raiding party who may return at any point of the line.

3. CAUTION:

Every possible precaution will be taken to prevent men in Center F from knowing that another raid is scheduled to be carried out following the one at the REMIERES salient.

The telephone will not be used to convey information regarding preparations for the raids. This prohibition does not apply to necessary technical artillery messages.

Information regarding the plans and time for these raids will only be given to those officers or non-commissioned officers who require the information in order to perform their duties effectively.

Document Copy Text Source: Records of the American Expeditionary Forces (World War I) (RG 120), Records of the First Division, Historical File, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.

Document Format: Typed memorandum.

Recommended Citation: ThePapers of George Catlett Marshall, ed.Larry I. Bland and Sharon Ritenour Stevens(Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 1, “The Soldierly Spirit,” December 1880-June 1939 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981), pp. 132-133.

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