During World War 1, Vauquois was the site of violent mine warfare, also in connection with the Battle of Verdun (1916). From 1915 to 1918, French and German tunneling units fired 519 separate mines at Vauquois, and the German gallery network beneath the village hill (the Butte de Vauquois) grew to a length of 17 kilometres (11 mi). Vauquois was completely destroyed and many huge craters and dugouts remain.
The French papyrologist Jean Maspero (1885–1915) died in Vauquois.
Location of Vauquois
|Intercommunality||Communauté de communes de Montfaucon-Varennes-en-Argonne|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Jean-Pierre Delandre|
|8.14 km2 (3.14 sq mi)|
|• Density||2.5/km2 (6.4/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||184–290 m (604–951 ft) |
(avg. 318 m or 1,043 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
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