First World War

la haute chevauchée

Battle sites of the Argonne area

In September 1914 the first combats broke out in the Argonne Forest. This fixed-position war lasted until 1918, with the huge Franco-American offensive launched towards Sedan.

It was in the Meuse that the American Army was engaged autonomously in Europe for the first time in its history. American remembrance is strongly present in the Meuse, through the very imposing monuments with their classical workmanship. The cemetery at Romagne is the largest US cemetery in Europe. read more

Montfaucon-d’Argonne – village ruins

Montfaucon-d'Argonne
  • Sep 30, 2017
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Montfaucon American Monument is a monument commemorating the American victory in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive during World War I. It is located in Montfaucon-d’Argonne close to Romange-sous-Montfaucon (American cemetery and museum). Immediately behind the Monument you find the ruins of the village with the remains of the church still visible. read more

American cemetery First World War

Romagne-sous-Montfaucon
  • Sep 7, 2017
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This 52-heactare (130-acre) cemetery was established on 14 October, 1918, by the US Army on land taken by the 32nd Infantry Division. This land was ceded to the United States in perpetuity by the French Government to establish a permanent, tax-free burial site. read more

Côte 304 and le Mort-Homme

Mort Homme - Côte 304
  • Jul 6, 2017
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The heights of Le Mort Homme or Dead Man’s Hill (German: Toter Mann) lie within the French municipality of Cumières-le-Mort-Homme around 10 kilometres northwest of the town of Verdun in France. The hill earned tragic notoriety for being the scene of bitter fighting in the Battle of Verdun during the First World War.
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