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Momument to the Children of Verdun  
   

Momument to the Children of Verdun

Situated on the area of the old ramparts acros the Meuse River from the Victory Monument shows 5 soldiers, one from each of the 5 different armies. The soldiers form a single wall with their chests,symbolizing the resistance of the town.
Verdun, France

April 15th 2008
VERDUN “They had conquered a notorious hill. They had lived in trenches that had been alternately French and German. These trenches sometimes lay filled with bodies in different stages of decomposition. They were once men in the prime of their lives, but had fallen for the possession of this hill. This hill, that was partly built on dead bodies already. A battle after which they lay rotting, ... read more
Europe » France » Lorraine » Verdun

French Flag Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader am... ... read more
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