47: Crisis at Verdun

The battle of Verdun reaches its climax.

Map of the battlefield, note its "H" shaped outline.

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The ancient Citadel in downtown Verdun. To enlarge, right click-view image.

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Monument to Fleury residents who fought at Verdun.
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"Remains" of Fleury
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Markers indicating where houses and businesses once stood.
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The imposing Ossuary.
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View from a top the Ossuary, looking southeast towards Fleury. Note the concentrated battlefield: the interpretation center is visible along with the white path leading to the village. The ridge beyond was the German objective of June 23rd.
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Fort Douaumont
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Douaumont's roof, still heavily cratered.

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Yours truly at the entrance.

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