||This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the French Wikipedia. (December 2008)|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||René Brule|
|• Land1||7.25 km2 (2.80 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||45/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||02392 / 02420|
|Elevation||108–153 m (354–502 ft)
(avg. 145 m or 476 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
It lies near the St. Quentin Canal.
On 1 October 1918 during World War I, a battle was fought there that was described by the Allied media at that time as "the Miracle of the War", the 46th (North Midland) Division broke through the Hindenburg Line near the town at the canal. For his courage and leadership in the Joncourt action, the poet Wilfred Owen was posthumously awarded the Military Cross.
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