A town in North-East of France, in the department of Meuse.

Mostly known for the most important (read the worst) battle of World War I. It lasted from 21 February 1916 until 19 December 1916.

These are the official casualties (dead, wounded or missing):

French losses: 337,231 of which 162,308 dead or missing
German losses: 337,000 of which 100,000 dead or missing
Total:         714,231 of which 262,308 dead or missing

According to unofficial sources, the casualties were much bigger. All these people died or had their life destroyed for just a few square kilometers. Ah, I forgot: France "won" that battle. A few months after that, mutinies started on both sides.