When I stopped at Fort Douaumont, the fort was closed. Although the Verdun tourism website stated that it was open in December, the sign on the entrance said it was closed throughout December. I’ve been to the fort many times, but I wanted to take some good photos. For my War Graves project, I also wanted to take a picture of the burial site of 679 German soldiers inside the fortress. In May 1916, when the Germans served as occupants of the Fort Douaumont, a careless fire got too close to the ammunition and flamethrower fuel storage. Because the corpses couldn’t be buried outside, a casemate served as the burial site, which was walled off from the rest of the fort.
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