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Amerikaanse begraafplaats

Amerikaanse begraafplaats

WW1. French soldiers in a trench during the Battle of Verdun in 1916.

WW1. French soldiers in a trench during the Battle of Verdun in 1916.

The Battle of Verdun was the longest battle of World War One. It was fought from February 21 to December 18, 1916, between the French and German armies around the town of Verdun, France. The battle involved more than two and a half million men and it developed in a space less that 8 sq miles and consisted of a ring of underground fortifications which the German forces attempted to capture.

The Battle of Verdun was the longest battle of World War One. It was fought from February 21 to December 18, 1916, between the French and German armies around the town of Verdun, France. The battle involved more than two and a half million men and it developed in a space less that 8 sq miles and consisted of a ring of underground fortifications which the German forces attempted to capture.

The kit of a French Private Soldier in the Battle of Verdun, 1916, provided by Paul Bristow, Croix de Guerre Living History Group

Nations at war: What does a World War I soldier's kit say about his country?

The kit of a French Private Soldier in the Battle of Verdun, 1916, provided by Paul Bristow, Croix de Guerre Living History Group

Verdun, France - even after nearly a century, the holes from artillery fire remain.  The Battle of Verdun was the longest battle of the First World War, lasting from February to December of 1916.

Verdun, France - even after nearly a century, the holes from artillery fire remain. The Battle of Verdun was the longest battle of the First World War, lasting from February to December of 1916.

A trench in the woods near Fort Douaumont at Verdun battlefield, France | www.penlenspaintbrush.com

A trench in the woods near Fort Douaumont at Verdun battlefield, France | www.penlenspaintbrush.com

World War I poster Verdun 1916

World War I poster Verdun 1916

©IWM (HU110852)-Detail; WWI, 1916, Verdun - Devastation on Les Eparges plateau. (part of a stereoscopic photograph)

©IWM (HU110852)-Detail; WWI, 1916, Verdun - Devastation on Les Eparges plateau. (part of a stereoscopic photograph)

The French "Red Zone" Is So Dangerous, It Still Is A No-Go Area 100 Years After WWI

The French "Red Zone" Is So Dangerous, It Still Is A No-Go Area 100 Years After WWI

Slag bij Verdun

Slag bij Verdun

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