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... in the fields around Verdun. This is the main area where the trench warfare was. The Germans and the French had miles of trenches here and turned the whole area into a wasteland. Thirteen area villages were destroyed during the war and were never rebuilt. Over 800,000 people died in this area in 300 days of battle. Over 2,000,000 shells were fired during the first 10 hours of ...
... on the way through for lunch. We came back at 4pm and still no one was around. We noticed a little note stuck to the door which said in French "open at 730pm". I was pretty frustrated at this, how can you have a hotel with check in time from 4pm in a small town with nothing to do in it and not be back until 730pm!? Dale tried calling the number they had left but they spoke no English at all and hung up on him twice. We resigned ourself to having ...
... it wasn’t the end of the world.
The area that we stayed in was interesting as it was the
site of one of the biggest battles of the 1st World War. There are
lots of memorials and grave sites where the victims of this battle are buried.
One of the stats that I remembered was that during this battle some 600 million
shells were thrown at the allies by the German invaders. Crazy stuff.
Saturday 16 AugustThe campsite management at Camping La Paille Haute arrived at 09:30 with a Toyota
4x4, to pull us off our pitch. We now know we must never to enter a pitch nose first when
the ground is soft - but we were not the only ones to be rescued that morning!
We drove to Verdun about an hour away to visit the site of WWI battlegrounds and, after checking in with the Office de Tourisme we had a picnic lunch of sausage rolls and fresh pork pies from a butcher which was open at lunchtime, yay! We were booked into a 30 min tour at the Citadelle Souterraine which is an underground system of galleries or tunnels used during the height of WWI to house and despatch troops to ...