ARGONNE - Argonne & Butte de Vauquois
The Argonne Massif is a narrow 12km wide band of hills rising steeply to the west of the Meuse valley. Held by the French for four years it was here that many Americans had their first baptism of fire in 1918.
BUTTE DE VAUQUOIS
This hill-top village on the eastern edge of the Argonne was the scene of protracted underground warfare and today its complex of French and German fighting tunnels, mines and craters make it a "battlescape" without comparison on the Western Front.