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Argonne

(ärgôn`), region of the Paris basin, NE France, in Champagne and Lorraine (Meuse, Marne, and Ardennes dept.), a hilly and woody district centering around the capital, Sainte-Menehould. Thinly populated, with unimportant cultivation and only small industries, it has been of strategic significance. There, in 1792, the French repulsed the Prussians. The sector was a battleground throughout World War I. In the Allied victory drive (Sept.–Nov., 1918), the Meuse-Argonne sector was carried by the Americans.

Argonne

the. a wooded region of NE France: scene of major battles in both World Wars
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Army launched its greatest attack of the war in the Argonne Forest on 26 September 1918 until the conclusion of hostilities on 11 November, the regiment worked tirelessly to open major roads to support the effort.
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Consisting of roughly 550 men, the 307th was isolated by German forces in the Argonne Forest in October 1918, and lost nearly 200 men.
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Marine Private Roscoe Temple fights in all the major battles from Belleau Wood to the Argonne Forest.