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Weekend In Verdun France: Original Trenches, Museums, Forts and Bunkers - Together In Transit
A weekend in Verdun, France should be on your top priority location to visit when learning about all World War One. Verdun is different from locations such as Albert in France and Ypres in Belgium, with historic ruins, fascinating forts and original trenches still to be visited. In one weekend visit you can spend time at all of these locations as well as enjoy the small city of Verdun. *All photos are our own and taken during our June visit of 2019. Verdun During World War One The Battle of Verdun started 21st February 1916 until 16th December 1916, with it being the longest single battle during World War One. Verdun was a national importance, both symbolic and historic to France. This was due to the history of the city being lost and regained during the Revolutionary wars. It was also the most northern fortress to defend Germany from getting close to Paris. Verdun was also the most heavily fortified city in France in 1914. With this known to the Germans, it was also the main attack against the French who would do anything to protect this important location. From the first day, 140,000 German troops (with up to 1200 …