Meuse-Argonne offensive

100 Years Ago, U.S. Fought Its Deadliest Battle in France

PARIS (AP) — It was America’s deadliest battle ever, with 26,000 U.S. soldiers killed, tens of thousands wounded and more ammunition fired than in the whole of the Civil War. The Meuse-Argonne offensive of 1918 was also a great American victory that helped bringing an end to World War 1.

FILE - In this March 24, 2017 file photo, a gravestone marker for an unknown American soldier sits in the rows crosses at the Meuse-Argonne American cemetery in Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, France. It was America’s largest and deadliest battle ever, with 26,000 U.S. soldiers killed and tens of thousands wounded. A hundred …