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Then and Now: Nécropole nationale Glorieux (Glorieux National Cemetery), near Verdun

        Caption:  Therry Schwartz, a member of the Meuse-Argonne.com FB group submitted the “then photo” several days ago as a quiz; asking if members could identify the cemetery.  Note the distinct style and layout differences between the crosses in the foreground and the crosses in the background. The then photo is a picture of the Temporary (French) cemetery at Glorieux; which ultimately became the Nécropole nationale Glorieux.  (See the “now photo.”) The crosses in the background were from the dead of American Evacuation Hospital #15.  The American bodies Continue reading →

Then and Now: American Cemetery & Camp Romagne, Part 2

Following publication of American Cemetery & Camp Romagne, Meuse-Argonne.com Facebook Group member Therry Schwartz provided these additional photos and details regarding the construction of the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery.  Thanks very much Therry!     Here is the evolution of the cemetery at Romagne. It might be somewhat simplistic but only a full length book would do it the justice it deserves.  The first photo is a typical battlefield cemetery.  The men are buried where they fell.  In this Signal Corps photo members of the GRS are Continue reading →

Then and Now: American Cemetery and Camp Romagne

  Caption:  General view of the cemetery and camp Romagne Location:  Today’s Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France Source of Then Photo:  French post-war postcard   When the webmaster found this postcard he was immediately reminded of an excerpt from Richard Rubin’s “The Last of the Doughboys:  The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War.”  Richard tells the story of Corporal Howard Ramsey, who was assigned as a driver to the 302nd Water Tank Train.  After the war, his unit was involved in driving American bodies Continue reading →