Tag Archives: St. Mihiel Salient

New Product Introduction: U.S. Army Tracings of German Situation Maps–German 5th Army and Army Detachment C

Throughout the 1920s and 1930s the Army War College had representatives at the German Reichsarchiv in Potsdam who were making exact copies of Imperial German military documents so they could be studied and analyzed by the U.S. military.  One subset of documents is the tracings of daily situation maps (singular, Lagenkarte) created by the individual German Armies.  These situation maps are an important resource for examining the German side of the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne Offensives.     Created at the individual Army-level, the original Continue reading →

La Vie en France #10: Finding Suitable Places for Ladies to Pee

War-Time German Postcard:  Caption Reads “A Height Record for the Air Ship Service”   After completing his first two tours with female clients, the Webmaster is again reminded that hiking the battlefields of rural France is much easier for men than for women.  Men can simply walk behind a bush or tree to urinate.  Anatomically speaking, the same is true–but a bit more complicated–for women.  However, American women tend to see this as an option of last resort.  Thus, from a male point of view, Continue reading →

Noteworthy Websites: Two St. Mihiel Facebook Pages

From time to time the webmaster provides information to members concerning FB pages and groups that could be of interest to readers.  While most of the posts concern the Meuse-Argonne Sector, a few posts cover other sectors or topics.  Friend, Mike Grams, has provided the following two FB pages that cover the Saint Mihiel Salient:   The first is titled “The St. Mihiel Salient” and is run by Christophe Wilvers.  It can be found at:  https://www.facebook.com/stmihielsalient/posts/513383755531125.   The second is titled “Histoires du Saillent de Saint-Mihiel” and is run by Erma Continue reading →

People of the Meuse-Argonne: Stefan Schweitzer

  Even today French locals , other Europeans and Americans find themselves drawn to the Meuse-Argonne region of France. Once drawn there, many return time and again; often working on a multi-year research or preservation project.  In this irregular interview series, the webmaster hopes to introduce readers to some of these individuals and their labors of love.   1) What are your name, nationality and occupation? Stefan Schweitzer, German, attorney at law   2) Which languages do you speak, and how fluently do you speak Continue reading →