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Hiking trail C14 : Sentier du Drapeau - Die Kämpfe vom 14. August 1914

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Duration Half-day Length 8 Km Vertical rise 200 m Difficulty Easy Departing from Plaine
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The story of a square of fabric bearing the imperial eagle that fell into the hands of the first light infantry battalion on August 14th 1914 during the Battle of Saint Blaise la Roche, a first victory over the enemy army, an affront to German arrogance. It's also here on the edge of Niargoutte Farm at the end of violent combat that the first Alsatians deserted their ranks in an army that they realised was not their own. View map

Further information

Latitude 48.407240261246
Longitude 7.1645537143283
Markings to follow anneau
Type of marking Club vosgien
Elevation 200 m
Duration Half-day
Lenght 8 Km
Level of difficulty Easy
Car park Saint-Blaise-la-Roche railway station
Departure point Railxay station Saint-Blaise la Roche
Nearest station Saint-Blaise-la-Roche



  • Plaine

    Restaurant de la Promenade

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