Authors/researchers and editors/publishers don’t always share the same objectives. More often than not, photographs, maps, tables, etc. get edited out of books for reasons of length, readability, etc. The webmaster felt this when reading William Travis Walker Jr.’s well-researched “Betray at Little Gibraltar: A German Fortress, a Treacherous American General, and the Battle to End World War I.” Mr. Walker’s description of the German positions in and around Montfaucon was largely verbal, with a limited number of photos and no war-time map.
As one would image, the webmaster was ecstatic when the author shared photos from his collection in the Meuse-Argonne.com Facebook Group!!! And the webmaster owes Mr. Walker an apology for his numerous requests and reminders:-)
The photographs of Montfaucon-en-Argonne shown below are from Mr. Walker’s collection. Readers should buy his book; and they can also see more photos, maps and details at Mr. Walker’s website: http://www.betrayalww1.com/.
The webmaster has included a map section and legend from his collection. Note that the legend and map had to be significantly re-sized and put into jpeg format to be under the 2mb size limitation for this website.
General Town Photos
Map of Montfaucon