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Ninety years ago: the battle of Verdun
The french, who still call World War One The big War, commemorate the Battle of Verdun. Next tuesday 90 years ago, the first canon shot fell in the Woods of the Caures. The battle would kill thousands and thousands of soldiers. Lots of bones of them can be found in the ossuary of Douaumont.
French school television already gives an extended impression the Infernal of Verdun. Tuesday, old texts will be read in the woods of the Caures and there's a concert in the cathedral of Verdun. Untill ocober 24th there are lots of commemorative activites, among which theatre productions and exhibitions.
Posted by Peter on february 19, 2006 at 07:26 AM
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the picture you feature is not from the Battle of Verdun. The soldiers featured still wear their fabric caps, whereas by 1916, French infantry was at last equipped with metal helmets.
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