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Trench of the Bayonets

Verdun-sur-Meuse, 55100 Verdun, France
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Small-Group WWI Day Trip from Paris: Verdun and Meuse-Argonne Battlefields
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Verdun-sur-Meuse, 55100 Verdun, France

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's an interesting stop to say the least. I'm still thinking about it, so I guess that's good. Whether it's a legend or truth, it makes for an interesting stop, and if you're in the neighborhood, just stop by.

Thank GoodFood88
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very unusual monument based around a myth that has never been proved its free and worth a quick stop

Thank GloucesterTraveler
Reviewed July 11, 2017

The story of what happened here is well known, it is quite moving to walk down to this memorial and look upon where these soldiers were buried alive.

4  Thank Brian W
Reviewed June 19, 2017

Well worth a visit while visiting battle sites around Verdun, close to road and visit will only take about 20 minutes

1  Thank JamesS6523TS
Reviewed June 18, 2017

We were fortunate to be only two of us at that place during our visit, so we could undisturbed fully sense the spirit of the monument. Unlike other monuments in the area, which are solemn and formal, this one looks rough with the simple wooden...More

Thank EvaF2Eva
Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

I first the site in the mid 60's. At that time bayonets were still above. Today there is nothing left. I understand people have come and broken them off and stole them

1  Thank orden01
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Simply put, the story is probably grossly exaggerated and the location is clearly not in its original form nor is it a nice memorial. If you skip this memorial in favour for another, you haven't let yourself down.

Thank Dell22inch
Reviewed April 12, 2017

The initial concept of the memorial was meaningful and a good representation of the tragedy of war. However, with the passage of time, the bayonets are no longer there and some bodies have been exhumed, identified and reburied. It is time that the remaining soldiers...More

Thank Lynne J
Reviewed March 16, 2017

The story here is that, because of a massive artillery strike, a line of French soldiers in a trench were all buried alive (and presumably suffocated) with their bayonets still pointing up. The story may be myth, but the death of French soldiers here is...More

Thank aferry
Reviewed February 11, 2017

The trench with its white crosses is simple in itself, the legend interesting and probably never to be known for sure. The monument built around it, with heavy gates, long walkway and frankly hulking blocks rather overshadows the trench. Go and visit, have a look...More

Thank BecstarAbroad
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