(p. 391) Interposing between the attacks around Belleau Wood were skirmishes for the possession of Bouresches.
On June 11 they completed the capture of Belleau Wood, taking 300 prisoners, machine guns and mortars.
Testimony of a similar tenor was found in a letter taken from the dead body of a German killed in Belleau Wood.
Following the capture of Bouresches came the fierce fighting for the possession of Belleau Wood to the north.
Front, and on to Belleau Wood, an average depth of advance of about three miles.
There was a dangerous bulge in the new American line formed by Belleau Wood.
The various attacks of both regiments on Belleau Wood were carried out with dash and recklessness.
In the numerous fights centering on Belleau Wood their captures of Germans reached 1,000.
In the black recesses of Belleau Wood the Germans had established nest after nest of machine guns.
In this new sweep the marines took ground on either side of Belleau Wood.