Forest of Argonne
The Forest of Argonne is a long strip of rocky mountain and wild woodland in north-eastern France.
The forest was also the site of military action during World War I, the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Several United States Army soldiers earned the Medal of Honor there, including Colonel Nelson Miles Holderman, Major Charles White Whittlesey, Sergeant Alvin C. York - most of them part of the "Lost Battalion", and William Henry Johnson AKA "Black Death".
The World War I Montfaucon American Monument consists of a large granite Doric column, surmounted by a statue symbolic of Liberty. The monument is located twenty miles northwest of Verdun. It is not far from the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial.
Points of interest
- American Battle Monuments Commission: Montfaucon monument.
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