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“Visiting the battlefields of WWI”
Review of Mort-Homme

Ranked #12 of 30 things to do in Verdun
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

I had a private guide and we did a lot of travelling by car to go to some very interesting point, everything is worth staying in Verdun for one week and tour extensively the region

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Reviewed August 7, 2013

This hill, Mort-Homme, along with it's sister Cote 304, saw incredible action. Hill 304 lost 11 meters in height from all the shelling. As with much of the battlefield, the scares of war still remain. In the '30s pine trees were planted to help mask the deviation. Hundreds of thousands of Austrian pine saplings were set – they were hardy enough to withstand the poisoned, acidic soil.

Take some time and walk the ground. Moving and disturbing.

1  Thank Doug D
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Reviewed January 25, 2012

Hmmm... "like" here is not the best word to describe walking the Mort Homme. We wandered through trench lines, slowly collapsing into the soil but still very clear after nearly a century. We went up communication trenches and "jumped off" into no man's land, crossing into the trenches on the opposite side. It is still so clear what went on here and the darkness deep amongst the trees soaks the experience with a feeling not too far from desperation. A VERY moving place.

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Reviewed October 31, 2017
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Reviewed October 12, 2017
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