Verdun Battlefield, France – I

I wasn’t sure how to name this entry. From the third day of my trip, I had a few good photos from various sites. These shots are all from December 9th, 2016, my third day on the road. There are more places, more forts, more bunkers, more trenches, but it will take more than just a day to visit them all.

Tomorrow, I will post part two of the Verdun Battlefield which will include photos from the outside of Fort Douaumont.

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“Tranchée des Baïonnettes” – The Bayonet Trench. The myth is that French soldiers were buried alive by artillery. Only the bayonets on their rifles, which they were holding, stuck out of the ground. It is more likely that the soldiers were buried and the bayonets labeled the trench as a grave. It is a great story, but the huge concrete block didn’t impress me. Still, I like this photo.
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There’s a trench along the side of the road to Fort Douaumont. Part of it had new wooden planks to show how it looked like a hundred years ago. I preferred this view.
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A crater right next to the trench mentioned above.
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TD3 Abri 2408, a bunker, a few meters from the road leading to Fort Douaumont. Shortly after a Bavarian infantry regiment occupied the bunker, French artillery killed the occupants.
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A few days ago, I posted this photo on Facebook. Abri 320 is a bunker which is located right next to the cemetery in front of the Douaumont Ossuary. Just like any other square meter on of the battlefield, artillery from both sides shelled this place.

Equipment:

Nikon D5300
Nikon DX VR AF-P NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

Editing:

Adobe Lightroom CC

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