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Verdun - World War I

August 31st 2006
East of the city of Verdun you will find the battlefield of the greatest battle in World War I. Verdun is a symbol for the massive slaughter of soldiers in this war. Even the landscape has its scarves today as you see on the pictures. On the top of the battlefield stands Fort Douaumont which the Germans were able to occupy for nine months. Verdun keeps the memory for us how cruel a war is. In the ... read more
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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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