Daily Archives : January 11, 2013

Creepy Travels – Fleury-devant-Douaumont

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Our main goal of the second day was to visit the 9 “villages détruits”. These were 9 villages that were completely destroyed during World War I: During the First World War, specifically at the time of the Battle of Verdun in 1916, many villages in the French département of Meuse were destroyed by the fighting. After the war, it was decided that the land previously occupied by the…

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Last Trip of 2012 – Verdun Memorial

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Even if you have been following our blog for only a couple of months, you might have noticed that Lars and I are interested in World War I. It’s not because we are interested in wars itself, but rather the consequences of it on the daily life of people living in the war-zones, on the fate of the soldiers, on borders,…

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