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Maarten Otte is a long time resident of the Argonne, whose home is in Montfaucon, where the national monument to the American Expeditionary Forces stands amidst the ruins of the medieval collegiate church.. Growing up in the Netherlands with a fascination with the Great War, some ten years ago he settled in the Argonne, where he has developed his interest in the war, particularly the role of the United States. He has published books on Nantillois in 1918 and on US Medal of Honor winners.

This book is the fourth of a series of Battleground Europe volumes devoted to the American Expeditionary Forces. He has already started on his fifth, on the famous action involving the US Marine corps at Belleau Wood in June 1918.

He now splits his time between writing on the Great War and the Franco-Prussian War, conducting guided tours, developing his war museum and assisting his wife in running their B&B in Montfaucon.

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