Fort Douaumont, Douaumont, Lorraine, France
The keystone and an integral part of the Verdun defences, Fort Douaumont was taken by surprise just four days after the start of the Battle of Verdun. It was occupied for eight months by the German army who used it as a protective shelter for its men and a major operational base for offensive operations.Despite multiple attempts to recapture the fort, this was not successful until 24th October 1916. With the aid of multimedia devices, visitors can watch films and look at photographs from the period, listen to contemporary commentary and testimony, plus archival documentation about this vitally important fort. Visit the barracks, the 155mm turreted gun and the German necropolis, resting place to more than 600 German soldiers.

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