The Montfaucon Monument and ruins of Montfaucon-d'Argonne
The ruins are two things -- one was a church, but the ruins in the photograph are either of the church or of a German encampment that was built right next to the church. This location was an observation point for the German Army; it is the highest point in the area and therefore was also the last section to be captured by the U.S. Army. The church and the lookout were destroyed by U.S. mortars. Very interesting, but also the reason why the war memorial was placed in that position.
Source: Photographs and description by Brad Eversgerd, April 2013.
- A map of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive showing the location of the Montfaucon Monument.
- The French village of Montfaucon-d'Argonne: a brief description of the village, and its role in the U.S. Army's Meuse-Argonne Offensive.
- The Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery.
- A memorial to the U.S. Army's 315th Infantry in Nantillois (Meuse), Lorraine, France.
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Last revised: 17 April 2013 : 2013-04-17 by Robert [Wesley] Angelo.