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Verdun Battlefield

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Address: Verdun, France
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A moving experience

Visiting this battlefield was a very moving experience. The history of this region is incredible and I highly recommend visiting the site and the many others in the area. Ensure... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Visiting this battlefield was a very moving experience. The history of this region is incredible and I highly recommend visiting the site and the many others in the area. Ensure you bring good walking shoes.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Any stop in Verdun should include a stop here. The hillside with the crosses representative of the hundreds of thousands of people who died here is truly moving.

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scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

To visit here really hits home in terms of the enormous loss of life related to the battle at Verdun, with so many deaths over such a small area. If you have an interest in WW1, you have to visit here in addition to The Somme/Ypres etc to understand the futility of it all and tragic waste of human life... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Wow, what a place to see. To realize that this entire area was wiped from the map one hundred years ago in the futile attempt to move the war forward. So, so sad. But so worth seeing how man's inhumanity manifested itself here in Verdun.

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Midland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

If you can, be sure to climb the bell tower. So many lost lives. The small windows along the base of the memorial are windows onto the collection of bones. That was so moving and really put the magnitude of the loss in perspective.

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

To visit the battlefield (near ft. Dououmont) and realize how many hundreds of 1000's died here really points out the tragic and sad nature of WW I. It is helpful to read about the battle to have some background. The ossary is also interesting and don't miss the very nice short movie. If you want, you can go around the... More 

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Noosa Heads
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

They say that the bones of 150000 soldiers are laid under the massive monument and you can see some of them through windows at the base of the monument - leg bo es stacked neatly on top of each other. The graves are impressive but they represent only a very snall fraction of those who lost their lives here. Evidence... More 

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

the ground was bumpy and full of craters caused by the bombing .Trees grown all around but some ruins and destroyed villages are still visible

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Travelled here and stayed the night in a camping car. Next morning went for run through the casemates and ruins of the fortresses. A powerful and moving place amongst the ghosts!!

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Much to see in this area with multiple monuments and forts from the 1916 Battle of Verdun and also the Meuse-Argonne American/French offensive of 1918. Somber experience, but worth whatever time you have.

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Address: Address: Verdun, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Lorraine  >  Meuse  >  Verdun

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