World War I

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 – 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

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The Fort of Douaumont was built 1885 and disarmed in 1915 as outdated, but remained a target for the Germans due to its central position on the Verdun front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

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 – 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

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 – 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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