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  • Vimy Ridge Memorial 90th Anniversary Re-dedication, France - 09 Apr 2007
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    Vimy Ridge Memorial 90th Anniversary Re-dedication, France - 09 Apr 2007
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    The Vimy Ridge Memorial, near Arras, France. Canada's most celebrated European war monument.
    Vimy Ridge Memorial 90th Anniversary Re-dedication, France - 09 Apr 2007


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  • FRANCE CANADA WWI COMMEMORATION
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    FRANCE CANADA WWI COMMEMORATION
    09/04/2007
    CHRISTOPHE ENA/AP/SIPA
    French warplanes fly over the Canadian National Vimy Memorial Monday, April 9, 2007 during the 90th anniversary of a breakthrough World War I victory by Canadian troops over the Germans in Vimy Ridge, Northern France.Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Dominique de Villepin and Canada's Stephen Harper paid homage to the memory of the troops at the battle site of Vimy Ridge where a recently renovated memorial honors Canadians who gave their lives in France. (AP Photo/Christophe...

  • VIMY: Memorial restored
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    VIMY: Memorial restored
    01/04/2007
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    More than 300 Canadian Forces members are travelling to France this week to participate in a series of events commemorating both the 90th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the dedication of the restored Canadian National Vimy Memorial. The commemorative events take place in and around Vimy from April 7 to 9, and will conclude with the centrepiece event Ñ the dedication of the restored Memorial Ñ on Easter Monday. This event is expected to draw tens of thousands of people, including...

  • VIMY: Memorial restored
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    VIMY: Memorial restored
    01/04/2007
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    More than 300 Canadian Forces members are travelling to France this week to participate in a series of events commemorating both the 90th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the dedication of the restored Canadian National Vimy Memorial. The commemorative events take place in and around Vimy from April 7 to 9, and will conclude with the centrepiece event Ñ the dedication of the restored Memorial Ñ on Easter Monday. This event is expected to draw tens of thousands of people, including...

  • FRANCE CANADA WWI VIMY
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    FRANCE CANADA WWI VIMY
    07/04/2007
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    Canadian soldiers attend an official ceremony to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Vimy battle at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in Vimy, northern France, Saturday, April 7, 2007. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)/FRANCE_CANADA_WWI_VIMY_VIM102/0704072306

  • FRANCE CANADA WWI VIMY
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    FRANCE CANADA WWI VIMY
    07/04/2007
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    Canadian soldiers attend an official ceremony to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Vimy battle at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in Vimy, northern France, Saturday, April 7, 2007. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)/FRANCE_CANADA_WWI_VIMY_VIM101/0704072306

  • FRANCE CANADA WWI VIMY
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    FRANCE CANADA WWI VIMY
    07/04/2007
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    Canadian soldiers leave the Canadian National Vimy Memorial at the end of the official ceremonies to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Vimy battle in Vimy, northern France, Saturday, April 7, 2007. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)/FRANCE_CANADA_WWI_VIMY_VIM107/0704072336

  • FRANCE CANADA WWI VIMY
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    FRANCE CANADA WWI VIMY
    07/04/2007
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    Canadian soldiers attend an official ceremony to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Vimy battle at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in Vimy, northern France, Saturday, April 7, 2007. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)/FRANCE_CANADA_WWI_VIMY_VIM103/0704072307

  • FRANCE CANADA WWI VIMY
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    FRANCE CANADA WWI VIMY
    07/04/2007
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    The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, also known as the Mounties, visit the Canadian National Vimy Memorial during official ceremonies to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Vimy battle in Vimy, northern France, Saturday, April 7, 2007. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)/FRANCE_CANADA_WWI_VIMY_VIM104/0704072321

  • VIMY: 90th anniversary battle of Vimy Ridge
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    VIMY: 90th anniversary battle of Vimy Ridge
    09/04/2007
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    Queen Elizabeth II attends a ceremony at the Vimy Memorial to mark the 90th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, in which more than 3,500 Canadian troops were killed, in northern France on April 9, 2007. Photo: Anwar Hussein

  • Canada France Vimy Memeorial
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    Canada France Vimy Memeorial
    09/04/2007
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    A solitary wreath rests in front of the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier during a remembrance ceremony for the 90th anniversary of Vimy Ridge, at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Monday, April 9, 2007. (AP PHOTO/CP, Tom Hanson) /Canada_France_Vimy_Memeorial_OTTH101/0704092116

  • BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA
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    BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA
    28/06/2004
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    A Bosnian woman passes by near the site where young Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip and fellow members of Mlada Bosna (Young Bosnia), assassinated the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, Franz Ferdinand, and his wife, Sofia, in Sarajevo on Monday, June 28, 2004. The gun and grenade attack on Ferdinand on June 28, 1914, led to the outbreak of WWI in August 1914 with Germany's moves against Russia and France. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)/BOSNIA_HERZEGOVINA_SAR101/0406281539

  • FRANCE : memorial militaire ( illustration )
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    FRANCE : memorial militaire ( illustration )
    21/02/2008
    NICOLAS JOSE/SIPA
    Les Boyaux de Verdun ( Meuse ).

  • FRANCE : memorial militaire ( illustration )
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    FRANCE : memorial militaire ( illustration )
    21/02/2008
    NICOLAS JOSE/SIPA
    Le Memorial de Douaumont a Verdun ( Meuse ).

  • Belgium Australia WW1 Soldier
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    Belgium Australia WW1 Soldier
    22/07/2010
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    A man dressed in a World War One uniform stands guard outside the Prowse Point Cemetery during a re-burial ceremony for Australian World War One soldier, Private Alan James Mather in Ploegsteert, Belgium on Thursday, July 22, 2010. Mather, originally from Invernell, NSW, Australia was one of 216,000 men from Australia, New Zealand and the UK who fought in the Battle of Messines from June 7-14, 1917. The body of Mather was discovered by a British archeological team in 2008 and further DNA...

  • FRANCE : memorial militaire ( illustration )
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    FRANCE : memorial militaire ( illustration )
    21/02/2008
    NICOLAS JOSE/SIPA
    Le Memorial de Peronne ( Somme ).

  • FRANCE : memorial militaire ( illustration )
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    FRANCE : memorial militaire ( illustration )
    21/02/2008
    NICOLAS JOSE/SIPA
    Les Boyaux de Verdun ( Meuse ).

  • FRANCE : memorial militaire ( illustration )
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    FRANCE : memorial militaire ( illustration )
    21/02/2008
    NICOLAS JOSE/SIPA
    Depot de munitions a Verdun ( Meuse ).

  • FRANCE : memorial militaire ( illustration )
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    FRANCE : memorial militaire ( illustration )
    21/02/2008
    NICOLAS JOSE/SIPA
    Le Memorial de Verdun ( Meuse ).

  • FRANCE : memorial militaire ( illustration )
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    FRANCE : memorial militaire ( illustration )
    21/02/2008
    NICOLAS JOSE/SIPA
    La Citadelle de Verdun ( Meuse ).

  • FRANCE : memorial militaire ( illustration )
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    FRANCE : memorial militaire ( illustration )
    21/02/2008
    NICOLAS JOSE/SIPA
    Le Memorial de Douaumont a Verdun ( Meuse ).

  • FRANCE : memorial militaire ( illustration )
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    FRANCE : memorial militaire ( illustration )
    21/02/2008
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    L'Ossuaire de Douaumont a Verdun ( Meuse ).

  • FRANCE : memorial militaire ( illustration )
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    FRANCE : memorial militaire ( illustration )
    21/02/2008
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    Le Fort de Douaumont a Verdun ( Meuse ).

  • FRANCE : memorial militaire ( illustration )
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    FRANCE : memorial militaire ( illustration )
    21/02/2008
    NICOLAS JOSE/SIPA
    Le Memorial de Peronne ( Somme ).

  • FRANCE : memorial militaire ( illustration )
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    FRANCE : memorial militaire ( illustration )
    21/02/2008
    NICOLAS JOSE/SIPA
    Le Memorial de Peronne ( Somme ).

  • FRANCE : memorial militaire ( illustration )
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    FRANCE : memorial militaire ( illustration )
    21/02/2008
    NICOLAS JOSE/SIPA
    Le Memorial de Peronne ( Somme ).

  • VERDUN : Illustration
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    VERDUN : Illustration
    20/05/2008
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    The city center of Verdun, on the right the Chaussee Tower. The Battle of Verdun was one of the most critical battles in World War I on the Western Front, fought between the German and French armies from 21 February to 18 December 1916 around the city of Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeast France. The Battle of Verdun resulted in more than a quarter of a million deaths and at least a million wounded. Verdun was the longest battle and one of the bloodiest in World War I. Verdun, FRANCE...

  • VERDUN: Illustration
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    VERDUN: Illustration
    20/05/2008
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    National cemetery of Verdun with 5000 graves. The Battle of Verdun was one of the most critical battles in World War I on the Western Front, fought between the German and French armies from 21 February to 18 December 1916 around the city of Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeast France. The Battle of Verdun resulted in more than a quarter of a million deaths and at least a million wounded. Verdun was the longest battle and one of the bloodiest in World War I. Verdun, FRANCE -20/05/2008/0809171849

  • VERDUN: Illustration
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    VERDUN: Illustration
    20/05/2008
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    National cemetery of Verdun with 5000 graves. The Battle of Verdun was one of the most critical battles in World War I on the Western Front, fought between the German and French armies from 21 February to 18 December 1916 around the city of Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeast France. The Battle of Verdun resulted in more than a quarter of a million deaths and at least a million wounded. Verdun was the longest battle and one of the bloodiest in World War I. Verdun, FRANCE -20/05/2008/0809171849

  • VERDUN: Illustration
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    VERDUN: Illustration
    20/05/2008
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    National cemetery of Verdun with 5000 graves. The Battle of Verdun was one of the most critical battles in World War I on the Western Front, fought between the German and French armies from 21 February to 18 December 1916 around the city of Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeast France. The Battle of Verdun resulted in more than a quarter of a million deaths and at least a million wounded. Verdun was the longest battle and one of the bloodiest in World War I. Verdun, FRANCE -20/05/2008/0809171849

  • VERDUN: Illustration
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    VERDUN: Illustration
    20/05/2008
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    Entrance of the cemetery of Verdun. The Battle of Verdun was one of the most critical battles in World War I on the Western Front, fought between the German and French armies from 21 February to 18 December 1916 around the city of Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeast France. The Battle of Verdun resulted in more than a quarter of a million deaths and at least a million wounded. Verdun was the longest battle and one of the bloodiest in World War I. Verdun, FRANCE -20/05/2008/0809171849

  • VERDUN: Illustration
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    VERDUN: Illustration
    20/05/2008
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    Memorial for the sons of Verdun. The Battle of Verdun was one of the most critical battles in World War I on the Western Front, fought between the German and French armies from 21 February to 18 December 1916 around the city of Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeast France. The Battle of Verdun resulted in more than a quarter of a million deaths and at least a million wounded. Verdun was the longest battle and one of the bloodiest in World War I. Verdun, FRANCE -20/05/2008/0809171849

  • VERDUN: Illustration
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    VERDUN: Illustration
    20/05/2008
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    Memorial for Andre Maginot. The Battle of Verdun was one of the most critical battles in World War I on the Western Front, fought between the German and French armies from 21 February to 18 December 1916 around the city of Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeast France. The Battle of Verdun resulted in more than a quarter of a million deaths and at least a million wounded. Verdun was the longest battle and one of the bloodiest in World War I. Verdun, FRANCE -20/05/2008/0809171849

  • VERDUN: Illustration
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    VERDUN: Illustration
    20/05/2008
    BASTIAN/CARO FOTOS/SIPA
    National cemetery of Verdun with 5000 graves. The Battle of Verdun was one of the most critical battles in World War I on the Western Front, fought between the German and French armies from 21 February to 18 December 1916 around the city of Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeast France. The Battle of Verdun resulted in more than a quarter of a million deaths and at least a million wounded. Verdun was the longest battle and one of the bloodiest in World War I. Verdun, FRANCE -20/05/2008/0809171849

  • VERDUN: Illustration
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    VERDUN: Illustration
    20/05/2008
    BASTIAN/CARO FOTOS/SIPA
    National cemetery of Verdun with 5000 graves. The Battle of Verdun was one of the most critical battles in World War I on the Western Front, fought between the German and French armies from 21 February to 18 December 1916 around the city of Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeast France. The Battle of Verdun resulted in more than a quarter of a million deaths and at least a million wounded. Verdun was the longest battle and one of the bloodiest in World War I. Verdun, FRANCE -20/05/2008/0809171849

  • VERDUN: Illustration
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    VERDUN: Illustration
    20/05/2008
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    Cemetery at the Douaumont Ossuary. Douaumont Ossuary is a memorial containing the remains of soldiers who died on the battlefield during the Battle of Verdun in World War I. It is located in Douaumont, France, near Verdun. The Battle of Verdun was one of the most critical battles in World War I on the Western Front, fought between the German and French armies from 21 February to 18 December 1916 around the city of Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeast France. The Battle of Verdun resulted in more...

  • VERDUN: Illustration
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    VERDUN: Illustration
    20/05/2008
    BASTIAN/CARO FOTOS/SIPA
    Cemetery at the Douaumont Ossuary. Douaumont Ossuary is a memorial containing the remains of soldiers who died on the battlefield during the Battle of Verdun in World War I. It is located in Douaumont, France, near Verdun. The Battle of Verdun was one of the most critical battles in World War I on the Western Front, fought between the German and French armies from 21 February to 18 December 1916 around the city of Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeast France. The Battle of Verdun resulted in more...

  • VERDUN: Illustration
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    VERDUN: Illustration
    20/05/2008
    BASTIAN/CARO FOTOS/SIPA
    Cemetery at the Douaumont Ossuary. Douaumont Ossuary is a memorial containing the remains of soldiers who died on the battlefield during the Battle of Verdun in World War I. It is located in Douaumont, France, near Verdun. The Battle of Verdun was one of the most critical battles in World War I on the Western Front, fought between the German and French armies from 21 February to 18 December 1916 around the city of Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeast France. The Battle of Verdun resulted in more...

  • VERDUN: Illustration
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    VERDUN: Illustration
    20/05/2008
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    Muslim cemetery at the Douaumont Ossuary. Douaumont Ossuary is a memorial containing the remains of soldiers who died on the battlefield during the Battle of Verdun in World War I. It is located in Douaumont, France, near Verdun. The Battle of Verdun was one of the most critical battles in World War I on the Western Front, fought between the German and French armies from 21 February to 18 December 1916 around the city of Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeast France. The Battle of Verdun resulted in...

  • VERDUN: Illustration
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    VERDUN: Illustration
    20/05/2008
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    The Verdun Memorial is a war memorial situated on the battlefield , close to the destroyed village of Fleury-devant-Douaumont in the departement of Meuse in north-eastern France. It was built to commemorate the Battle of Verdun. The Battle of Verdun was one of the most critical battles in World War I on the Western Front, fought between the German and French armies from 21 February to 18 December 1916 around the city of Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeast France. The Battle of Verdun resulted in...

  • VERDUN: Illustration
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    VERDUN: Illustration
    20/05/2008
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    Memorial for Andre Maginot. The Battle of Verdun was one of the most critical battles in World War I on the Western Front, fought between the German and French armies from 21 February to 18 December 1916 around the city of Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeast France. The Battle of Verdun resulted in more than a quarter of a million deaths and at least a million wounded. Verdun was the longest battle and one of the bloodiest in World War I. Verdun, FRANCE -20/05/2008/0809171849

  • VERDUN: Illustration
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    VERDUN: Illustration
    20/05/2008
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    Interior of the Douaumont Ossuary. The Douaumont Ossuary is a memorial containing the remains of soldiers who died on the battlefield during the Battle of Verdun in World War I. It is located in Douaumont, France, near Verdun. The Battle of Verdun was one of the most critical battles in World War I on the Western Front, fought between the German and French armies from 21 February to 18 December 1916 around the city of Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeast France. The Battle of Verdun resulted in more...

  • VERDUN: Illustration
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    VERDUN: Illustration
    20/05/2008
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    Gun tower inside the Douaumont Ossuary. The Douaumont Ossuary is a memorial containing the remains of soldiers who died on the battlefield during the Battle of Verdun in World War I. It is located in Douaumont, France, near Verdun. The Battle of Verdun was one of the most critical battles in World War I on the Western Front, fought between the German and French armies from 21 February to 18 December 1916 around the city of Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeast France. The Battle of Verdun resulted in...

  • VERDUN: Illustration
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    VERDUN: Illustration
    20/05/2008
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    Chapel inside the Douaumont Ossuary. The Douaumont Ossuary is a memorial containing the remains of soldiers who died on the battlefield during the Battle of Verdun in World War I. It is located in Douaumont, France, near Verdun. The Battle of Verdun was one of the most critical battles in World War I on the Western Front, fought between the German and French armies from 21 February to 18 December 1916 around the city of Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeast France. The Battle of Verdun resulted in...

  • VERDUN: Illustration
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    VERDUN: Illustration
    20/05/2008
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    Memorial inside the Douaumont Ossuary. The Douaumont Ossuary is a memorial containing the remains of soldiers who died on the battlefield during the Battle of Verdun in World War I. It is located in Douaumont, France, near Verdun. The Battle of Verdun was one of the most critical battles in World War I on the Western Front, fought between the German and French armies from 21 February to 18 December 1916 around the city of Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeast France. The Battle of Verdun resulted in...

  • VERDUN: Illustration
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    VERDUN: Illustration
    20/05/2008
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    Dormitory inside the Douaumont Ossuary. The Douaumont Ossuary is a memorial containing the remains of soldiers who died on the battlefield during the Battle of Verdun in World War I. It is located in Douaumont, France, near Verdun. The Battle of Verdun was one of the most critical battles in World War I on the Western Front, fought between the German and French armies from 21 February to 18 December 1916 around the city of Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeast France. The Battle of Verdun resulted in...

  • VERDUN: Illustration
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    VERDUN: Illustration
    20/05/2008
    BASTIAN/CARO FOTOS/SIPA
    The Douaumont Ossuary is a memorial containing the remains of soldiers who died on the battlefield during the Battle of Verdun in World War I. It is located in Douaumont, France, near Verdun. The Battle of Verdun was one of the most critical battles in World War I on the Western Front, fought between the German and French armies from 21 February to 18 December 1916 around the city of Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeast France. The Battle of Verdun resulted in more than a quarter of a million deaths...

  • VERDUN: Illustration
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    VERDUN: Illustration
    20/05/2008
    BASTIAN/CARO FOTOS/SIPA
    Cemetery at the Douaumont Ossuary. Douaumont Ossuary is a memorial containing the remains of soldiers who died on the battlefield during the Battle of Verdun in World War I. It is located in Douaumont, France, near Verdun. The Battle of Verdun was one of the most critical battles in World War I on the Western Front, fought between the German and French armies from 21 February to 18 December 1916 around the city of Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeast France. The Battle of Verdun resulted in more...

  • VERDUN: Illustration
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    VERDUN: Illustration
    20/05/2008
    BASTIAN/CARO FOTOS/SIPA
    The Douaumont Ossuary is a memorial containing the remains of soldiers who died on the battlefield during the Battle of Verdun in World War I. It is located in Douaumont, France, near Verdun. The Battle of Verdun was one of the most critical battles in World War I on the Western Front, fought between the German and French armies from 21 February to 18 December 1916 around the city of Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeast France. The Battle of Verdun resulted in more than a quarter of a million deaths...

  • VERDUN: Illustration
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    VERDUN: Illustration
    20/05/2008
    BASTIAN/CARO FOTOS/SIPA
    The Douaumont Ossuary is a memorial containing the remains of soldiers who died on the battlefield during the Battle of Verdun in World War I. It is located in Douaumont, France, near Verdun. The Battle of Verdun was one of the most critical battles in World War I on the Western Front, fought between the German and French armies from 21 February to 18 December 1916 around the city of Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeast France. The Battle of Verdun resulted in more than a quarter of a million deaths...

  • VERDUN: Illustration
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    VERDUN: Illustration
    20/05/2008
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    Trench near the Douaumont Ossuary. The Douaumont Ossuary is a memorial containing the remains of soldiers who died on the battlefield during the Battle of Verdun in World War I. It is located in Douaumont, France, near Verdun. The Battle of Verdun was one of the most critical battles in World War I on the Western Front, fought between the German and French armies from 21 February to 18 December 1916 around the city of Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeast France. The Battle of Verdun resulted in more...

  • VERDUN: Illustration
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    VERDUN: Illustration
    20/05/2008
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    Trench near the Douaumont Ossuary. The Douaumont Ossuary is a memorial containing the remains of soldiers who died on the battlefield during the Battle of Verdun in World War I. It is located in Douaumont, France, near Verdun. The Battle of Verdun was one of the most critical battles in World War I on the Western Front, fought between the German and French armies from 21 February to 18 December 1916 around the city of Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeast France. The Battle of Verdun resulted in more...

  • VERDUN: Illustration
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    VERDUN: Illustration
    20/05/2008
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    Interior of the Douaumont Ossuary. The Douaumont Ossuary is a memorial containing the remains of soldiers who died on the battlefield during the Battle of Verdun in World War I. It is located in Douaumont, France, near Verdun. The Battle of Verdun was one of the most critical battles in World War I on the Western Front, fought between the German and French armies from 21 February to 18 December 1916 around the city of Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeast France. The Battle of Verdun resulted in more...

  • France, Lorraine, Meuse, Verdun, World War I Memorial,
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    France, Lorraine, Meuse, Verdun, World War I Memorial,
    25/01/2012
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    France, Lorraine, Meuse, Verdun, World War I Memorial, /4026-182

  • FRANCE SOMME BATTLE
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    FRANCE SOMME BATTLE
    30/06/2006
    MICHEL SPINGLER/AP/SIPA
    Thomas Christophe engraves names on a munument commemoration the Battle of the Somme , Friday June 30, 2006 in Thiepval, northern France, ahead of ceremonies marking the 90th anniversary of the World War I Battle of the Somme. More than 20,000 British soldiers died and up to 40,000 were wounded at the Somme on July 1, 1916, making it the bloodiest day in the history of the British army. Ceremonies will also include commemoration to Australian and Canadian troops. (AP Photo/Michel...

  • FRANCE SOMME BATTLE
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    FRANCE SOMME BATTLE
    30/06/2006
    MICHEL SPINGLER/AP/SIPA
    People walk past a road sign for the Thiepval military cemetery, Friday June 30, 2006 in Thiepval, northern France, ahead of ceremonies marking the 90th anniversary of World War I's Battle of the Somme. More than 20,000 British soldiers died and up to 40,000 were wounded at the Somme on July 1, 1916, making it the bloodiest day in the history of the British army. Ceremonies will also include commemorations to Australian and Canadian troops. (AP Photo/Michel...

  • FRANCE SOMME BATTLE
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    FRANCE SOMME BATTLE
    30/06/2006
    MICHEL SPINGLER/AP/SIPA
    A visitor takes a photo of tombstones in the Thiepval military cemetry, Friday June 30, 2006 in Thiepval, northern France, ahead of ceremonies marking the 90th anniversary of World War I's Battle of the Somme. More than 20,000 British soldiers died and up to 40,000 were wounded at the Somme on July 1, 1916, making it the bloodiest day in the history of the British army. Ceremonies will also include commemorations to Australian and Canadian troops. (AP Photo/Michel...

  • FRANCE SOMME BATTLE
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    FRANCE SOMME BATTLE
    01/07/2006
    MICHEL SPINGLER/AP/SIPA
    Clement Autissier, 6 years old left, and Louis Hecquet, 6, pose for photographers in scaled-down WWI uniforms, in the Thiepval military cemetery, Saturday July 1, 2006 in Thiepval, northern France, ahead of ceremonies marking the 90th anniversary of World War I's Battle of the Somme. More than 20,000 British soldiers died and up to 40,000 were wounded at the Somme on July 1, 1916, making it the bloodiest day in the history of the British army. Ceremonies will also include commemorations to...

  • 90th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme at the Thiepval Memorial at the Somme, France - 01 Jul 2006
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    90th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme at the Thiepval Memorial at the Somme, France - 01 Jul 2006
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    Solider walking amongst the graves
    90th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme at the Thiepval Memorial at the Somme, France - 01 Jul 2006


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  • 90th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme at the Thiepval Memorial at the Somme, France - 01 Jul 2006
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    90th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme at the Thiepval Memorial at the Somme, France - 01 Jul 2006
    01/07/2006
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    Mandatory Credit: Photo By Rex Features
    Graves at the Somme, France
    90th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme at the Thiepval Memorial at the Somme, France - 01 Jul 2006


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  • 90th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme at the Thiepval Memorial at the Somme, France - 01 Jul 2006
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    90th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme at the Thiepval Memorial at the Somme, France - 01 Jul 2006
    01/07/2006
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    Mandatory Credit: Photo By Rex Features
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    90th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme at the Thiepval Memorial at the Somme, France - 01 Jul 2006


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  • 90th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme at the Thiepval Memorial at the Somme, France - 01 Jul 2006
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    90th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme at the Thiepval Memorial at the Somme, France - 01 Jul 2006
    01/07/2006
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    Mandatory Credit: Photo By Rex Features
    Thiepval Memorial at the Somme, France
    90th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme at the Thiepval Memorial at the Somme, France - 01 Jul 2006


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  • 90th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme at the Thiepval Memorial at the Somme, France - 01 Jul 2006
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    90th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme at the Thiepval Memorial at the Somme, France - 01 Jul 2006
    01/07/2006
    Rex Features/REX/SIPA
    Mandatory Credit: Photo By Rex Features
    Thiepval Memorial at the Somme, France
    90th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme at the Thiepval Memorial at the Somme, France - 01 Jul 2006


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  • 90th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme at the Thiepval Memorial at the Somme, France - 01 Jul 2006
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    90th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme at the Thiepval Memorial at the Somme, France - 01 Jul 2006
    01/07/2006
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    Mandatory Credit: Photo By Rex Features
    Flowers on the Somme field
    90th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme at the Thiepval Memorial at the Somme, France - 01 Jul 2006


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  • 90th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme at the Thiepval Memorial at the Somme, France - 01 Jul 2006
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    90th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme at the Thiepval Memorial at the Somme, France - 01 Jul 2006
    01/07/2006
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    Mandatory Credit: Photo By Rex Features
    Thiepval Memorial at the Somme, France
    90th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme at the Thiepval Memorial at the Somme, France - 01 Jul 2006


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  • The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, Picardie, France - Aug 2010
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    The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, Picardie, France - Aug 2010
    15/08/2010
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    Mandatory Credit: Photo by Andy Drysdale / Rex Features ( 1246299k )
    The cemetary at the Thiepval Memorial contains the graves of 300 unknown British and Commonwealth troops and 300 unknown French troops
    The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, Picardie, France - Aug 2010

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  • The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, Picardie, France - Aug 2010
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    The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, Picardie, France - Aug 2010
    15/08/2010
    Andy Drysdale / Rex Fea/REX/SIPA
    Mandatory Credit: Photo by Andy Drysdale / Rex Features ( 1246299l )
    The cemetary at the Thiepval Memorial contains the graves of 300 unknown British and Commonwealth troops and 300 unknown French troops
    The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, Picardie, France - Aug 2010

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  •  Ottawa War Monument
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    Ottawa War Monument
    04/06/2008
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    Ottawa (ON) CANADA - June 2008 File Photo -- Great War Monument


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  •  Ottawa War Monument
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    Ottawa War Monument
    04/06/2008
    Pierre Roussel/NEWSCOM/SIPA
    Ottawa (ON) CANADA - June 2008 File Photo -- Great War Monument


    Photo via Newscom/idphoto077597/1209211814

  • DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
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    DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    01/01/2009
    SALOM-GOMIS SEBASTIEN/SIPA
    A gardener cuts the grass on a former battlefield near 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...

  • VAUX: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
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    VAUX: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    01/01/2009
    SALOM-GOMIS SEBASTIEN/SIPA
    The ruins of Bezonvaux village in the forest. Nine villages were razed to the ground during the Battle of Verdun (February 21st, 1916 - December 1916). Six of these were never reconstructed and the remains can still be seen today. The battle, between France and Germany, 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. Verdun...

  • DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
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    DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    01/01/2009
    SALOM-GOMIS SEBASTIEN/SIPA
    Tombstones dedicated to Muslim people killed in battle seen at 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...

  • DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
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    DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    01/01/2009
    SALOM-GOMIS SEBASTIEN/SIPA
    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...

  • VAUX: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    00587949_000031
    VAUX: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    01/01/2009
    SALOM-GOMIS SEBASTIEN/SIPA
    Vaux Fort - a central site of the Battle of Verdun - this battle 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. Verdun (Meuse), FRANCE - 2009./0911061524

  • VAUX: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    00587949_000042
    VAUX: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    01/01/2009
    SALOM-GOMIS SEBASTIEN/SIPA
    The Verdun Memorial Centre 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. Verdun (Meuse), FRANCE - 2009./0911061524

  • VAUX: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
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    VAUX: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    01/01/2009
    SALOM-GOMIS SEBASTIEN/SIPA
    Vaux Fort - a central site of the Battle of Verdun - this battle 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. Verdun (Meuse), FRANCE - 2009./0911061524

  • DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    00587949_000014
    DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    01/01/2009
    SALOM-GOMIS SEBASTIEN/SIPA
    German schoolchildren visit 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....

  • DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
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    DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    01/01/2009
    SALOM-GOMIS SEBASTIEN/SIPA
    A tourist takes a picture of 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....

  • VAUX: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
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    VAUX: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    01/01/2009
    SALOM-GOMIS SEBASTIEN/SIPA
    Tourists park camper vans near Vaux Fort - a central site of the Battle of Verdun - this battle 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. Verdun (Meuse), FRANCE - 2009./0911061524

  • DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    00587949_000017
    DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    01/01/2009
    SALOM-GOMIS SEBASTIEN/SIPA
    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...

  • DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    00587949_000019
    DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    01/01/2009
    SALOM-GOMIS SEBASTIEN/SIPA
    The shadow of a cross in 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...

  • DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    00587949_000005
    DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    01/01/2009
    SALOM-GOMIS SEBASTIEN/SIPA
    A tourist cycles to 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...

  • DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
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    DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    01/01/2009
    SALOM-GOMIS SEBASTIEN/SIPA
    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...

  • DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    00587949_000023
    DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    01/01/2009
    SALOM-GOMIS SEBASTIEN/SIPA
    A gardener cuts the grass on a former battlefield near 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...

  • DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    00587949_000022
    DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    01/01/2009
    SALOM-GOMIS SEBASTIEN/SIPA
    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...

  • VAUX: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    00587949_000029
    VAUX: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    01/01/2009
    SALOM-GOMIS SEBASTIEN/SIPA
    Vaux Fort - a central site of the Battle of Verdun - this battle 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. Verdun (Meuse), FRANCE - 2009./0911061524

  • VAUX: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    00587949_000040
    VAUX: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    01/01/2009
    SALOM-GOMIS SEBASTIEN/SIPA
    Tourists read a plaque at Fort Vaux telling the story of a carrier pigeon sent out by the Fort commander, Major Raynal, when the Germans were attacking the Fort in June 1916. The pigeon deliverd his message to Verdun but then died and was decorated for gallantry. 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...

  • DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    00587949_000010
    DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    01/01/2009
    SALOM-GOMIS SEBASTIEN/SIPA
    German schoolchildren visit 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....

  • DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    00587949_000024
    DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    01/01/2009
    SALOM-GOMIS SEBASTIEN/SIPA
    A plaque pays tribute to soldiers killed at the Battle of Verdun near the 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...

  • VAUX: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    00587949_000041
    VAUX: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    01/01/2009
    SALOM-GOMIS SEBASTIEN/SIPA
    A cannon outside the Verdun Memorial Centre 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. Verdun (Meuse), FRANCE - 2009./0911061524

  • DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    00587949_000003
    DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    01/01/2009
    SALOM-GOMIS SEBASTIEN/SIPA
    The entry to 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...

  • VAUX: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    00587949_000032
    VAUX: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    01/01/2009
    SALOM-GOMIS SEBASTIEN/SIPA
    Pockmarks from bombs dropped during the Battle of Verdun are still visible around Vaux Fort. This battle 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. Verdun (Meuse), FRANCE - 2009./0911061524

  • DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    00587949_000016
    DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    01/01/2009
    SALOM-GOMIS SEBASTIEN/SIPA
    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...

  • DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    00587949_000007
    DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    01/01/2009
    SALOM-GOMIS SEBASTIEN/SIPA
    A tourist takes a photo of 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...

  • VAUX: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    00587949_000038
    VAUX: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    01/01/2009
    SALOM-GOMIS SEBASTIEN/SIPA
    Ruins of an old church in the destroyed village of Ornes. Nine villages were razed to the ground during the Battle of Verdun (February 21st, 1916 - December 1916). Six of these were never reconstructed and the remains can still be seen today. The battle, between France and Germany, 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....

  • VAUX: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    00587949_000030
    VAUX: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    01/01/2009
    SALOM-GOMIS SEBASTIEN/SIPA
    Vaux Fort - a central site of the Battle of Verdun - this battle 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. Verdun (Meuse), FRANCE - 2009./0911061524

  • VAUX: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    00587949_000028
    VAUX: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    01/01/2009
    SALOM-GOMIS SEBASTIEN/SIPA
    Vaux Fort - a central site of the Battle of Verdun - this battle 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. Verdun (Meuse), FRANCE - 2009./0911061524

  • DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    00587949_000013
    DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    01/01/2009
    SALOM-GOMIS SEBASTIEN/SIPA
    German schoolchildren visit 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....

  • VAUX: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    00587949_000026
    VAUX: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    01/01/2009
    SALOM-GOMIS SEBASTIEN/SIPA
    The Bayonet Trench Memorial pays hommage to 57 men from the 137th Infantary Regiment who were buried alive in their bunker after an explosion. They were discovered as some of the men's bayonets protruded through the earth. This monument was built in 1920 with funding from an American Banker. 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....

  • DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    00587949_000018
    DOUAUMONT: Tourists flock to Verdun Battle Fields
    01/01/2009
    SALOM-GOMIS SEBASTIEN/SIPA
    Monument for the Dead near 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...