Former French fortification with under-rock ammunition bunker. Site of the German surrender of General Ramcke, commander of the Brest fortress in 1944. Important constructions spread over a large area. Some areas are only accessible after clearing. Commemorative monument. "These are my credentials" (These are my credentials) It was here on September 19, 1944, during the surrender of General H.B Ramcke, commander of the Festung Brest that the phrase that has since become the motto of the American 8th infantry division was uttered.
According to several sources, when the American brigadier-general ,Charles D. W. Canham, summoned the ,German general Ramcke, to surrender, the latter allegedly asked to see his credentials. General Canham then pointed to his troops and replied, "These are my credentials."