Suippes is a commune in the Marne department in north-eastern France. It was part of the so-called la Champagne pouilleuse, a region battered by conflict during World War I. In the early months of the war, British soldiers were deployed here and were to march to Châlons-sur-Marne to fight the First Battle of the Marne. In October 1918, the United States also deployed a brigade in the area and was assigned as Fourth French Army reserve. The commune was pillaged and razed by the Germans in the same way they attacked Heiltz-le-Maurupt, Marfaux, Fromentieres, and Esternay.
The church and town hall in Suippes
|Canton||Argonne Suippe et Vesle|
|Intercommunality||Communauté de communes de la Région de Suippes|
|• Mayor (2020–2026)||François Collart|
|42.25 km2 (16.31 sq mi)|
|• Density||92/km2 (240/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||129–196 m (423–643 ft) |
(avg. 135 m or 443 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
The commune is traversed by the Suippe river, from which it takes its name.
- "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
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- March, Francis A. (2008). World War I: History of the World War, Complete Edition, Vol. I. Wildside Press LLC. p. 144. ISBN 9781434463548.
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