|Canton||Mourmelon-Vesle et Monts de Champagne|
|• Mayor (2001–2020)||Fabrice Loncol|
|Area1||23.21 km2 (8.96 sq mi)|
|• Density||200/km2 (520/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|INSEE/Postal code||51388 /51400|
|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.|
Camp de Châlons
The camp de Châlons, also known as camp de Mourmelon, is a military camp of circa 10,000 hectares near Mourmelon-le-Grand. It was created at the behest of Napoleon III and opened August 30, 1857 during the Second French Empire.
The camp is used for military manoeuvres, and cavalry training, along with the neighbouring 2,500 hectare large Camp de Moronvilliers.
In October 1944 during WWII it served as Army quarters for the 501st 101st Airborne division recovering from the fights in the South of Holland, waiting and training the new replacements for the battles to come. Just before the Battle of Bastogne, where they play an important part in the outcome.
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