Verdun (France) Reviews
Description:Country: France / Country Region: Lorraine / World Region: Europe / Town in northeastern France, in Meuse Department, ... more
Verdun (France) ... on the Meuse River, in Lorraine. Verdun (German (old): Wirten, official name before 1970 Verdun-sur-Meuse) is a city and commune in the Lorraine région, northeast France, in the Meuse département, of which it is a sous-préfecture. Population 25,000.
Newest Review: ... along in the mud brought us outside the city, where for the first time we were able to understand the immense destruction caused by the battle. Trees had of course grown for years since the battle’s end, but much of the ground was still scarred by large shell-holes. I remember seeing one remote section of forest, off the recommended footpath, where trees growing on a particularly ... more
Customer Verdun (France) Reviews (1)
by - written on 03/12/00, updated on 03/12/00 (Very useful, 658 readings)
Verdun, a ten-month battle that claimed close to a million German and French lives, was as far as I can gather the most brutal of battles, in the most terrible of wars. Verdun was the Great War battle with the highest density of dead per square meter, and to this day some 12 million (yes, this mind-boggling figure has been confirmed) unexploded shells still lie buried in the soil around the town. Appallingly, the suffering is still not entirely over – as late as 1991, 36 Frenchmen were killed whilst attempting to exhume unexploded shells still left over from three-quarters of a century previously. Verdun itself was never taken during the battle, which ... Read the complete review
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