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Verdun Battlefield

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A must see for anyone interested in 20th century history as the battlefield areas are spread over a very small area around here. I would recommend for anyone The Douaumont Ossuary... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

A must see for anyone interested in 20th century history as the battlefield areas are spread over a very small area around here. I would recommend for anyone The Douaumont Ossuary is a must see. Sobering to see the bones of an estimated 300,000 unidentified soldiers which are still being found on the battlefield today.

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South Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We travelled to this area with our 7 and 4 year olds. We wanted to visit the battlefield and following the Og the Frog leaflet which we picked up at the Verdun Tourist Information it gave the children information relevant to them and a focus for each trip. More information here: www.vadrouillelagrenouille.eu A route over 13km is set out starting... More 

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Chalon-sur-Saone, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The ossuary is worth the visit. The video is also worth seeing. Climb the tower for a better idea of the scale and take the time to visit some of the other memorials and monuments in the area.

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Galway, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Unmissable. So moving and tragic. Viewing the bones of these young French men really makes an impact. The film that screens downstairs is very informative and very thought provoking. One of the best memorials to war dead I have ever visited.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very much a must see from the Citadel in the town itself to the monuments and forts outside of town. Buy the all inclusive ticket from visitor information and use the free bus if you not sure where to go. I was in heaven. History of WW1 well presented and tactfully done, brining in human elements and tragedy of trench... More 

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Ossuary and 15,000 graves of young French soldiers is a chilling reminder of the perils of war, and its impact on communities (like the destroyed town on which the cemetery stands).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Very worth the visit. The lines and lines of crosses will give you chills and the still visible trenches and craters are fascinating to see. A must visit not only for history buffs but also anyone else.

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Bolckow, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

After getting a recommendation to visit Verdun, we decided to explore it. The video was helpful to understand the historical circumstances, but really grim when you see the very grim reality of war. We were struck by all of the holes created by the shelling along the road & around the fort during WW1. Be sure to look in the... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We got there thinking we were going on the bus tour but the buses only take you to the sites and don't give much of a commentary. If I had to do again I would hire one of the expensive private guides or study the grounds much better than I did before I got there.

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Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Verdun is not on the itinerary of most travelers, but if you are in the vicinity don't miss this experience. Interesting, horrifying, beautiful and thought provoking. Do it yourself with a car and try to read some history before your visit. For me the most touching sight is the shape of the ground which looks like nowhere else on earth... More 

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