Friday, February 23, 2018

Douaumont Ossuary, Verdun, France

Ossuaire de Douaumont, Verdun, France
We arrived late in the day to the Ossuary, so I only took these photos of the building which is quite impressive. The ossuary is a memorial containing the bones of soldiers who died on the battlefield during the Battle of Verdun in World War I.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

French Cemetery, Verdun, France

French Cemetery, Verdun, France
After visiting the forts, we briefly stopped to see one of the French cemeteries.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Verdun, France LXXIX

Fort de Douaumont, Verdun, France
Part of the trench had been shored up.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Verdun, France LXXVIII

Fort de Douaumont, Verdun, France
On the way out we saw some old trenches.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Verdun, France LXXV

Fort de Douaumont, Verdun, France
There is still some old barbed wire on the perimeter.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Verdun, France LXXIV

Fort de Douaumont, Verdun, France
The military is still very present in this part of France!

Monday, February 5, 2018

Verdun, France LXVI

Fort de Douaumont, Verdun, France
Now we move to the roof of the fort. Here is one of the gun turrets.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Verdun, France LXII

Fort de Douaumont, Verdun, France
German memorial chapel for the 679 soldiers killed when a munitions depot exploded.