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We spent most of the day visiting sites related to the battle of Verdun, a World War I battle that lasted more than 300 days and claimed 300,000 lives and injured 450,000 more. We first went to Fort Douaumont. This stone fortress changed hands between the French and Germans a couple of times during the war. It is made of stone and carved into the hillside. It is cold, and damp, and smells bad. It was built for 800 people, but had as many as 3,000 ...
... church bells ring on the hour, and you are surrounded by the bucolic peace of vast rolling hills and beech forest.
How fortunate we are to be doing this. Thanks go to our amazing friends, Lorne and Darlene for their detailed organisation and unstinting generosity to pull this trip together for us. How lucky we are.
... something other than free Internet away. We have planned a route avoiding motorways, we see more of the country this way. The countryside is rather flat on the beginning of the journey, were in apple growing territory. The trees along the sides if the road are full of mistletoe hanging in big pompoms, some trees are do laden that they look as if they are in full leaf, instead of being bare. We pass through many villages, most of ...
So begins the second phase. Winkel Zurich to London. The
trip to Calais which is where we plan to catch the ferry to England is roughly
800 kms and so decided to break it into two sections. Day 1 500 followed by the
home stretch to Calais followed by the ferry trip to London.
Most of the trip was done on the freeway and was generally
uneventful. The best part about driving through Europe is the ...
Fort de deaumont Late 19th-century fort used in the WWI Battle of Verdun, with a German cemetery & guided tours. – Google
Fort Douaumont was the largest and highest fort on the ring of 19 large defensive forts protecting the city of Verdun, France since the 1890s. Wikipedia
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