Argonne battles

from F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (Chapter VIII) on Rap Genius

Meaning

The Argonne Battles (also known as The Argonne Offensive) were some of the final battles on the Western Front. The battles lasted 47 days (Sept. 26, 1918 — Nov. 11, 1918).
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/378992/battles-of-the-Meuse-Argonne

By the end of the campaign, the allies had 1.2 million men, and the Germans had 450,000.
http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/worldwari/p/meuseargonne.htm

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