St.Mihiel – Saint Baussant

 

Saint Baussant is situated to the east of St Mihiel.

Just south of these trenches on 20 April 1918 German stormtroopers attacked the Americans and French at Seicheprey. The operation was called Kirschblüte (Cherry Blossom) and the Germans only intended to hold the town for no more than a few hours before withdrawing. This was the first large battle the Americans where involved in since arriving on French soil.