Saturday, July 23, 2011
Le Butt de Vauquois
Today there is an interp centre with a carpark below the hill and the main site has had the scrub cleared up. An extensive network of tracks lets you get all around the site. Some of the trenches have been excavated and cleaned out so you can see so much more. There are no massive bunkers like at Verdun, but the destruction on the hill and the remaining trenches make an instructive lesson in WWI.
Pic 1: From the German side of the centre crater. A party of German school kids are being told of the exploits of their forefathers.
Pic 2: The view to the north the fight was all about.
Pic 3: Exploring German 2nd line trenches in the rain.
Pic 5: A view over the big German made crater at the west end.
Pics 6 & 7: Photos of the information board.