Argonne Forest


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Ar′gonne For′est

(ˈɑr gɒn, ɑrˈgɒn)
n.
a wooded region in NE France: battles, World War I, 1918; World War II, 1944.
Also called Ar•gonne′.
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Noun1.Argonne Forest - an American operation in World War I (1918)Argonne Forest - an American operation in World War I (1918); American troops under Pershing drove back the German armies which were saved only by the armistice on November 11
battle of St Mihiel, Saint-Mihiel, St Mihiel - a battle in the Meuse-Argonne operation in World War I (1918); the battle in which American troops launched their first offensive in France
First World War, Great War, War to End War, World War 1, World War I - a war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
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Before the armistice, several regiments were employed just behind the front lines at the Argonne Forest and Saint-Mihiel, where they constructed macadam roads and narrow-and wide-gauge railroads to transport artillery, supplies, and munitions.
York led an attack that killed 25 German soldiers and captured 132 others in the Argonne Forest in France.
The Argonne Forest largely was secured by mid October, while Patton still was recovering.
In October 1918, in the Argonne Forest of France, the 78th Infantry Division came under heavy German machine gun and artillery fire, forcing American troops to jump into a nearby river for cover.
Because of conscription (the military draft), in the 20" century alone hundreds of thousands have fallen victim to the altruism-collectivism-statism ethic, from the Argonne Forest to the Vietnam jungles, in Holzer's view.
Unlike most World War I histories of American involvement in the "Great War," Grotelueschen's book goes beyond the well known stories of Belleau Wood and the Argonne Forest to describe how the AEF adapted to combat in France.