German Machine Gun Nest Ruins

This modern image shows the remains of a German machine gun nest that was constructed in the ruins of the church that stood atop the high ground in the village of Montfaucon, France. Gen. Robert Lee Bullard of present-day Lee County led American forces in an attack in this area late in World War I. He was later found to have exceeded his orders, causing unnecessary casualties among other American forces attacking Montfaucon.

Courtesy of the American Battle Monuments Commission