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Seth Lord wrote:
Lieutenant - just to say that I love your Verdun shots. We were there (and in Nancy) a couple of years ago. My wife and I had a picnic in the forest, among the heaving mounds of earth and trenches now covered with grass and trees, and we reckoned we could feel the ghosts. So many thousands. Gravestones everywhere, 'Mort pour la France', and so young, and (surprisingly) so many of them women. It wasn't scary. Just very moving. Our son was in Iraq at the time, and we felt we owed the departed our respect. The enormity of...Show more →
Thanks for your interesting comment!
Glad you visited Verdun : very few australian (or US) tourists there!
A moving place to say the least and I undersatnd what you mean when you say " we could feel the ghosts".Talk about a tragedy : 900,000 Brits, 1,500,000 French and 2,000,000 germans were killed in the WW1 and around 300,000 just in Verdun.
Here is a shot of the ruins of the famous "Fort de Vaux" :