Saint-Menges Maison Forte

On a quite stretch of the D6 north of the village of Fleigneux just before the fork with the D29 you will find the Saint-Menges Maison Forte or Fortified House.

These fortified houses were built just before the outbreak of hostilities. During peacetime the soldiers lived “upstairs” and when the war came to this part they moved into and fought from the bunker below.

Lieutenant Boulanger and his four men of the 10th Antitank Battalion of the 78th Regiment of Artillery were responsible for the defence of this particular fortified house.