Vieil Armand, France

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Vieil Armand was the site of an extended conflict during World War One. From 1915 to 1918 the Germans and the French vied for mastery of a hill in the Vosges Mountains. This hill overlooked much of the Rhine River valley below so it was strategically placed.

The inside of the memorial

À Nos Morts -- to our dead

Le Cimetière

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each cross had the name of one soldier, his regiment, and the date of his death, and, of course, "Mort Pour la France"

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