National Geographic : 1934 Jan
OUR NATIONAL WAR MEMORIALS IN EUROPE Photograph by W. Robert Moore HERE WATCHED THE GERMAN HIGH COMMAND From an observatory on this hill, now topped by the Somme-Py Monument, tradition says Kaiser Wilhelm II himself, at Ludendorff's side, followed the progress of their desperate, ill-starred offensive of July 15, 1918. This vantage point in the Champagne district was held by the Germans throughout most of the war. Trenches and shell holes may be seen around the monument. The architect, Arthur Loomis Harmon, of New York.