HILL 789 – Cosna Mountain is located north of Oituz in Moldavia. It lies on a N-S Axis with forested Carpathian Mountain hills on the western slopes and barren steep foothills on the Eastern side facing the Trotus and Oituz river plain.
Looking eastward to the Cosna crestline held by Romanian army as it would have been seen by Lt. Erwin Rommel’s troops advancing in August 1917
Looking westward to the Cosna ‘Hill 789’ top (rounded profile in far background) as seen from Romanian trench lines facing attacking Germans
Left to right line of Romanian trenches beyond which lie the Trotus and Oituz rivers leading eastward into Moldavia; German army was unable to breakthrough