DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields

 
DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields

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  • Feature Reference: 00587949_000022
  • Date: 20090101
  • Headline: DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
  • Caption: Forest surrounding the WW1 ossuary in Fort Douaumont. This ossuray was officially inaugurated on August 7th, 1932 by French President, Albert Lebrun in memory of those killed during the Battle of Verdun. The remains of 130,000 unknown soldiers from both Germany and France lie here. The Battle of Verdun between France and Germany (February 21st, 1916 - December 1916), was one of the bloodiest trench wars in world history and has come to represent all the horrors of World War One. Over 700,000 soldiers were killed in the 300-day battle in eastern France, near the German border. Douaumont (Lorraine), FRANCE - 2009./0911061524
  • Authors: SALOM-GOMIS SEBASTIEN/SIPA
  • City: VERDUN
  • Country: FRANCE
  • Keywords: DOUAUMONT, GUERRE, HISTORY, ILLUSTRATION, MILITARY, MORT CONCERNING, OSSUARY, SOLDIER, VERDUN, WAR, War & Conflict, War and Conflict, WARFARE