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Legend has it that a French infantry force was here in the trenches ready to attack the German forces when a huge artillery barrage hit them and buried them instantly. All that could be seen were their bayonets sticking up from the ground. This spot...More
The story is that on June 12, 1916, French troops of the 137th Regiment were lined up in their trench with guns in hand ready to go over the top and engage the Germans in battle, when an explosion (or explosions) buried them alive under...More
A concrete arc above the mass grave, surrounded by a vast forest, is all what is left of this place. Don't expect to see anything spectacular, but take a moment to ponder and think about the dead men lying beneath you.
This whole area is very interesting and absorbing. After the war was finally over, it was decided to plant a forest over the land which had been so devastated by years of war and millions of shells. In that forest is the Trench. How incredible...More
The gates and the walk up create a sombre mood. The trench with the buried soldiers is protected by a vast and thick concrete structure. The story goes that the soldiers were killed and buried when a shell exploded collapsing their trench. Their commanding officer...More
At the battlefield at Verdun there are a lot of places to visit and a car is key. One of these places are this trenches where a group of soldiers.. ready to storm the enemy positions further up where buried alive by the soil from...More