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La tranchée de la Main

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Hidden : 10/27/2011
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Bienvenue sur le circuit 1914-1918 : La Grande Guerre dans la Marne.

Dès leur repli en septembre 1914, les Allemands se retranchent sur cette hauteur naturelle située à la jonction des fronts de Champagne et d’Argonne.

Sa forme, vue du ciel, ressemble à une main, chaque doigt fut un bastion de cette forteresse naturelle.

D’innombrables souterrains furent creusés par les Allemands et les Français. Le terrain de la Main de Massiges est resté en l’état avec ses entonnoirs de mines et ses tranchées de combats de 1914-1915 remises rigoureusement en état par l’Association de la Main de Massiges.

Le site offre également de beaux panoramas sur l’Argonne, la Meuse et les Ardennes.

Pour trouver les coordonnées manquantes A et B de la cache, il va falloir pénétrer dans la tranchée et voyager dans le temps.
N49°11.6A5 E4°45.B83

The Trench of the Hand

Welcome to the circuit “1914-1918: The Great War in the Marne”.

When they withdrew in September 1914, the Germans took refuge on this natural high place, located at the junction of the Champagne and Argonne fronts.

Its shape, when seen from the sky, looks like a hand. Each finger was a bastion of this natural fortress.

Countless tunnels were dug by the Germans and the French. The area of the Main de Massiges (lit. “The Massiges Hand”) has remained in this condition, with its mine craters and war trenches from 1914-1915, completely restored by the Association de la Main de Massiges.

The site also offers beautiful panoramas over Argonne, the Meuse and the Ardennes.

To find the missing cache coordinates A and B, you’ll have to enter into the trench and journey through time.
N49°11.6A5 E4°45.B83

Further clues
Go in and look up.

How many tons of explosives created this mine crater, dug by the Germans in February 1915?
3.5 or 6, the correct answer will give you A.

Which animal is linked to the tree mentioned on the directions sign?
If sheep, B = 5
If goat, B = 8
If cow, B = 2

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ragerm rg yrirm yn gêgr.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:47:33 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:47 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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