In only 3 days, the Americans fought fiercely taking the ridges and the valley near St. Mihiel.
Today, the area consists of small villages and many farms.
|American engineers march into St. Mihiel after taking the area within 3 days fierce fighting in September 1918.|
In these few photographs, I attempt to show you a glimpse into their efforts–and their victory.
|Montsec Memorial to AEF's 3 day battle of St. Mihiel|
|A closer view|
|A panorama into the valley near Thiacourt|
|Inside the rotunda sits a relief map of the valley that the AEF had to take from entrenched German Army.|
|Official description of the Battle of St. Mihiel at Montsec Memorial. Do enlarge to read.|
|Army Medical Corps cadeusus. Atop each pillar of Montsec is the insignia of a corps unit|
contributing to the AEF's victory in this valley.
|Atop Montsec, this floor map shows the villages AEF soldiers took in the 3 day offensive.|
|Dedication on steps up to top of Memorial.|
|To show the irony of both world wars, this plaque details how this land was once again a battleground.|