|This French town is now chiefly remembered for the dreadful and prolonged World War 1 battle
in which nearly a million men were killed or wounded. There is a memorial of the battle and an
ossuary at Douaumont, which I visited many years ago, and you can also poke round the
trenches etc in quite a few places.
|A 1916 postcard of Rue Saint-Pierre in Verdun - not a very good
|A 1958 postcard of Fort Douaumont.
|Houses on the Meuse - pre WW1.
|Le Chateau-d'Eau and la Rue des Hauts-Fins - a postcard from about
|La Rue Mazel on a wet day.
|Porte et Pont chausee.
|This WW1 postcard of the Pont de la Galavaude was written in 1916.
|Until 1970, the town was officially called Verdun-sur-Meuse - hence
the name on this old postcard.
|The same houses after the bombardment.
|A German postcard of the battlefield - Antoine has translated this for
us as "Enemy trench completly destroyed, near Souville in Verdun".
Thanks, Antoine !
|Another view of the ruins in Rue Saint-Pierre.
|The ruined interior of the Seminary.
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