Before the Great War Romagne sous Montfaucon was a small village near Verdun. In the 19th century it had around 700 inhabitants. Currently the number lies closer to the 200. During the Great War it became the focal center of the Meuse-Argonne offensive
The village was accidentaly destroyed during the Great War in October 1918 by American bombs. From the diary of Horace L. Baker (Argonne days in World War I, Ed. Robert H. Ferrell, Columbia, University of Missouri Press 2007 p.76 ):
It had been claimed that the shells were German and from across the Meuse, but it appeared to me that they were coming from the Soutwest an I always will believe that they were American shells falling short .
On the map the location of some interesting sites in Romagne-sous-Montfaucon
- American cemetery.
- German cemetery.
- Local cemetery
- Memorial World War I
- Romagne 14-18 museum