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Verdun 1914 Forts belt

Verdun 1914 Forts belt

The second "heavy" fortified pole in Lorraine partially modernized just before WWI. Some of these forts are now definitely anchored in memories (Vaux, Douaumont..) due to their heroic resistance accomplishing Verdun strong formula "On ne passe pas !" ("You won't get through")
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Tour Guide for places of the Battle of Verdun

Tour Guide for places of the Battle of Verdun

This is not a histoy book, just visual help for planning a trip to the battlefields of Verdun. There are tons of books and millions of internet sites.
Some localizations of cemeteries are estimated due to the lack of innocence. Please feel free to help when you get knowledge of the exact place.
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Fort Douaumont WWI

Fort Douaumont WWI

The Battle of Verdun was a major battle of the Western Front in World War I. The battle was fought between the German and French armies between February 21 and 19 December 1916 around Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeast France. It resulted in more than a quarter of a million deaths and about half a million wounded. It was the longest battle of World War I, and the second bloodiest after the battle of...
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WW I - Battle of Verdun (overlay map)

WW I - Battle of Verdun (overlay map)

Verdun was the site of the Battle of Verdun in 1916 during World War I. One of the costliest battles of the War, Verdun exemplified the 'war of attrition' pursued by both sides and which cost so many lives.

By the winter of 1915-1916, German General Erich von Falkenhayn was convinced that the war could only be won in the west. He decided on a massive attack on a French position '...
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Fort Douaumont after the Battle of Verdun 1917

Fort Douaumont after the Battle of Verdun 1917

Both sides suffered very heavy casualties during the ten months of the Battle of Verdun. Sources do not agree on the number of casualties suffered during the battle. In some, French loses were 61,000 dead, 101,000 missing and 216,000 wounded, a total of 378,000 while German loses were 142,000 killed or missing and 187,000 wounded, for a total of 329,000. Other sources give higher figures – Fren...
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Notre Dame de Lorette National Cemetery and Basilica

Notre Dame de Lorette National Cemetery and Basilica

Notre Dame de Lorette is the name of a ridge, basilica, and cemetery northwest of Arras at the village of Ablain-Saint-Nazaire. The high point of the hump-backed ridge stands 165 metres high and - with Vimy Ridge - utterly dominates the otherwise flat Douai plain and the town of Arras.

The ground was strategically important during the First World War and was bitterly contested in...
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Fort Douaumont before the Battle of Verdun 1916

Fort Douaumont before the Battle of Verdun 1916

The construction work for Fort de Douaumont started in 1885 and the fort was continually reinforced until 1913. The fort is situated on some of the highest ground in the area. It has a total surface area of 30,000 square metres and is approximately 400 metres long, with two subterranean levels protected by a steel reinforced concrete roof 12 metres thick. The fort was equipped with numerous arm...
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Fort Douaumont (Overlay)

Fort Douaumont (Overlay)

An aerial reconnaissance picture of Fort Douaumont after heaviest bombardment during WWI.

The construction work for Fort de Douaumont started in 1885 and the fort was continually reinforced until 1913. The fort is situated on some of the highest ground in the area. It has a total surface area of 30,000 square metres and is approximately 400 metres long, with two subterranean leve...
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Schonenbourg fort - Maginot Line

Schonenbourg fort - Maginot Line

Located on the right wing of the fortified area of Haguenau, the 'ouvrage' Schoenenbourg commanded all approaches from the north-east. In fact, in can be regarded as a pattern implementation of the mental image of a rather up-to-date achievement in those days. Indeed, it gathers all the main features arising from the experience acquired during the battles at Verdun (1916 to 1918), namely : the ...
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Gorch Focks grave

Gorch Focks grave

Gorch Fock was the pseudonym of the German author Johann Wilhelm Kinau (22 August 1880 - 31 May 1916). Other pseudonyms he used were Jakob Holst and Giorgio Focco.

Kinau was the eldest child of fisherman Heinrich Wilhelm Kinau and his wife, Metta Holst, on the Elbe island of Finkenwerder, near Hamburg. In 1895 he was apprenticed to his uncle, the merchant August Kinau in Geestemü...
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WW I - Battle of Somme (overlay map)

WW I - Battle of Somme (overlay map)

The 1916 Battle of the Somme was one of the largest battles of the First World War, with more than one million casualties. The British and French forces attempted to break through the German lines along a 25 mile (40 km) front north and south of the River Somme in northern France. One purpose of the battle was to draw German forces away from the battle of Verdun; however, by its end the losses ...
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Battle of Vauquois

Battle of Vauquois

The battle of Vauquois is a battle of the First World War on the Western Front. It lasted almost the entire duration of the conflict and took place on the mound Vauquois, height of the Meuse, 25 km northeast of Verdun. It is one example of the "mine war" in this conflict where underground tunnels ( "mines") were dug under enemy lines, filled with explosives that were detonat...
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