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The name of Vieil-Armand was given by French soldiers in the First World War to the Hartmannswillerkopf, a small peak at the foot of the Vosges mountains near the Alsace plain. An excellent strategic position, Vieil-Armand was one of the bloodiest battlefields on the Front. In 1915 alone, the summit changed hands four times. Thousands of Germans and French gave their lives for Vieil-Armand. By the time this horrific chapter ended, between 30 000 and 60 000 soldiers had died here.

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  • Ascent to the summit

    Sentier du Vieil-Armand F - 68360 Vieil-Armand

    The first stage: Silberloch cemetery, extending beyond the national monument with 1 260 graves and several ossuaries. Vieil-Armand summit at an altitude of 965m is surmounted by a 22m-high cross, marking the French frontier in 1915. From here there i..

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