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This route especially makes reference to the episode of the lost battalion. On October 14 of 1944, after a satisfactory progression, a surprise attack cuts off the 1st Battalion of the 141st RGT of the 36th Division from the rest of its unit. 252 Texan soldiers are surrounded by 700 Germans in critical conditions (without any water or provisions and with few ammunitions). The Nisei engage in a new battle of 4 days to save the battalion, at the cost of many human lives.
The route pass by the Borne 6, monument sculpted by J.P Bianchetti and inaugurated in 1984 to mark the 40th anniversary of the liberation.
distance :
12 km
duration :
02:30 (hh:mm)
difference in height :
301 m
Marking :
US Trail
Office de tourisme
Office de Tourisme
departure :
latitude : 48,1898555208803 / longitude : 6,77502558120887
Join the tour :From Bruyères, head for Gérardmer by the D11 road then turn left towards Corcieux. Before entering in La Chapelle Devant Bruyères, turn left towards La Houssière and Biffontaine. Continue to Vanémont and park your car in the center of the village.
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