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Why are they known as the Lost Battalion?

The Lost Battalion is the name given to the nine companies of the 77th Division, roughly 554 men, isolated by German forces during World War I after an American attack in the Argonne Forest in October 1918. The battalion suffered many hardships.

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Besides, why was the 308th Battalion considered to be lost?

Toward the begging of the movie, the 308th Battalion off the 77th Division was ordered to attack the German front line. Why was the 308th Battalion considered to be "lost" after they attacked the enemy? They were cut off from everybody else.

Also Know, is the Lost Battalion a true story? The Lost Battalion is a true 2001 made-for-television war drama film about the Lost Battalion of World War I, which was cut off and surrounded by German forces in the Argonne Forest during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive of 1918. It is an A&E Original Movie, premiering on the network in 2001.

Additionally, what was the outcome of the Lost Battalion?

Despite their ever-diminishing numbers, the Lost Battalion held strong, creating enough distraction to the German troops for the Allies to break through German lines and force a German retreat. One month later, the Germans surrendered.

How many casualties did the 100th and 442nd suffer rescuing the lost battalion?

Throughout the difficult fighting of the campaign in Eastern France including the Rescue of the Lost Battalion, the 100th/442nd RCT faced a total of approximately 150 killed and 1,800 wounded.

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