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Your Story of the Great War – 1914-1918

Your story of the Great War is a compilation of the stories some of our readers sent us, the stories of their relatives who died on the battlefields of WWI

Monument des Marie-Louise at the farm of Hurtebise - Chemin des Dames

Monument des Marie-Louise – Hurtebise – Chemin des Dames

The Monument des Marie-Louise is located by the Ferme d’Hurtebise on the Chemin des Dames in the Aisne and commemorates the Battles of 1814 and 1914

Monument des Basques - Chemin des Dames - Obelisk with Basque man looking towards his native land

Monument des Basques – Chemin des Dames

Monument des Basques, the memorial obelisk erected in honour of the men of the 36th Infantry Division, a division that suffered a huge death rate during WWI

Maginot Monument in Fleury-devant-Douaumont

Maginot Monument – Fleury-devant-Douaumont

Maginot Monument, a memorial to the minister of War who fought at Verdun as a patrolman and had a fortifications line built along France’s eastern borders

Douaumont, Village Detruit - Douaumont before WWI

Douaumont – Destroyed village – Verdun WWI

Douaumont, a village entirely destroyed during the Battle of Verdun, never rebuilt, declared ‘Dead for France’ and kept in its war state as a Memorial

Fleury-devant-Douaumont, Village Detruit - French Poilu wooden statue

Fleury-devant-Douaumont – Destroyed village – Verdun WWI

Fleury-devant-Douaumont in the Meuse, a village that was completely destroyed during WWI, but was never rebuilt and kept in its war state as a memorial

Fort of Douaumont - Observatory

Fort of Douaumont – Battle of Verdun – WWI

The Fort of Douaumont was built 1885 and disarmed in 1915 as outdated, but remained a target for the Germans due to its central position on the Verdun front

Bayonet Trench in Douaumont near Verdun - Trench protected by the concrete memorial building

Bayonet Trench in Douaumont – Verdun WWI

Bayonet Trench near the Douaumont Ossuary, a Memorial to the French soldiers buried alive in their trench on June 12, 1916 during the Battle of Verdun

Abri 320 in Verdun

Abri 320 – Underground shelter Douaumont – WWI

Abri 320, built in 1891, located at the foot of the Douaumont Ossuary – National Cemetery and used as a command post and underground shelter during WWI

Douaumont Ossuary - Cloitre

Douaumont Ossuary and Cemetery – Verdun – WWI

Douaumont Ossuary and National Cemetery were open on the site of the Battle of Verdun to receive the remains of 146,142 soldiers who died there during WWI

Sacred Way - Voie Sacree Memorial - - Frieze depicting Locomotive and workmen- Fireze depicting Locomotive and workmen

Sacred Way – Voie Sacree – Verdun – Meuse

The historic Sacred Way – Voie Sacree was the main communication road to the front and the logistics and strategic center of the Battle of Verdun during WWI

Monument aux Enfants de Verdun Morts pour la France

Verdun Citadel in Meuse – Lorraine – WWI

Citadel of Verdun, a major garrison town located near the German border, and the epicentre of the battle of 1916, one of the deadliest battles of WWI

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Your Story of the Great War – 1914-1918

Your story of the Great War is a compilation of the stories some of our readers sent us, the stories of their relatives who died on the battlefields of WWI
Monument des Marie-Louise at the farm of Hurtebise - Chemin des Dames

Monument des Marie-Louise – Hurtebise – Chemin des Dames

The Monument des Marie-Louise is located by the Ferme d'Hurtebise on the Chemin des Dames in the Aisne and commemorates the Battles of 1814 and 1914
Monument des Basques - Chemin des Dames - Obelisk with Basque man looking towards his native land

Monument des Basques – Chemin des Dames

Monument des Basques, the memorial obelisk erected in honour of the men of the 36th Infantry Division, a division that suffered a huge death rate during WWI
Maginot Monument in Fleury-devant-Douaumont

Maginot Monument – Fleury-devant-Douaumont

Maginot Monument, a memorial to the minister of War who fought at Verdun as a patrolman and had a fortifications line built along France's eastern borders

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