The Battlefield Tour
book describes a tour of just over 6 hours and includes
a visit to the unusual Russian Memorial Church and
a Big Bertha gun emplacement.
The Fighting - this is a brief summary of the account in our book Western Front - South.
battles of Champagne are many and complicated.
area is broadly centered upon Reims and covers around
8,000 square miles and fighting took place in the
area throughout the war. The First Battle of Champagne
is generally agreed to have started with the French
attack of 20 December 1914.
We deal mainly with the
1918 fighting east of Reims, the 15 July German Operation
Friedensturm and the French 26 September attack astride
Suippes which became the Last Battle of Champagne.
Both of the latter involved American, French and Italian