FOREST COMBAT IN WORLD WAR 1Edit
The French-American attempt to push the German Army out of the Argonne Woods in 1918 soon proved to be a nightmare for the attackers. Machine guns hidden in bushes and earthworks fired on advancing troops, while concealed marksmen waited silently for unsuspecting attackers.
Camouflaged field guns fired at point blank range at struggling tanks while infantry engaged in brutal close fighting. Forest combat was close quarters combat.