Above The Battlefield: Main de Massiges

The trench system at Main de Massiges, a hillside in the Champagne battlefields that was the scene of heavy fighting in 1915 and became almost a household name in France, is one of the most impressive on the Western Front today. Trenches have been excavated and restored by a local association as can be seen in this aerial image.

Known by very few visitors to the battlefields the Main de Massiges trenches feature on a new Leger Holidays battlefield tour and just last week were mentioned in a report on the Champagne battlefields in the Daily Mirror.

Some more photographs of the trenches here will follow on WW1 Revisited.

4 Comments on “Above The Battlefield: Main de Massiges

  1. Pingback: Champagne: WW1 Trenches at Massiges | WW1 Revisited

  2. I visited this site this summer. This “hand of Massiges” is recently uncovered and already the most impressive of all remaining trenches in France. A Must see for WWI-enthousiasts.

  3. These are the trenches that I would like to visit. I had booked a tour for the Somme battlefield for this past July, 2020. Because of covid-19 couldn’t travel. Which site would you recommend to visit. Hopefully next year, we’ll be able to travel. Thank you!!!

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