A French soldier throwing a hand grenade towards German lines during the Battle of Verdun of 1916. The battle lasted for 302 days, the longest and one of the most costly in human history during which the French suffered 377,231 casualties and the Germans 337,000, a total of 714,231. In France, the battle came to symbolise the determination of the French Army and the destructiveness of the war.
RM2B1JMEBA French soldier throwing a hand grenade towards German lines during the Battle of Verdun of 1916. The battle lasted for 302 days, the longest and one of the most costly in human history during which the French suffered 377,231 casualties and the Germans 337,000, a total of 714,231. In France, the battle came to symbolise the determination of the French Army and the destructiveness of the war.
City of Verdun, France viewed from fortress, with a group of French soldiers to the left of the frame, during World War 1, 1918. From the New York Public Library.
RMK152WXCity of Verdun, France viewed from fortress, with a group of French soldiers to the left of the frame, during World War 1, 1918. From the New York Public Library.
World War 1: Battle of Verdun. Human bones were the ghastly mementos of battle at Verdun. After the war, the Douaumont Ossuary was built to memorialize and contain the bones of 130,000 French and German unknown dead from the Verdun battlefield. Ca. 1919. (BSLOC 2013 1 108)
RMKWDAY1World War 1: Battle of Verdun. Human bones were the ghastly mementos of battle at Verdun. After the war, the Douaumont Ossuary was built to memorialize and contain the bones of 130,000 French and German unknown dead from the Verdun battlefield. Ca. 1919. (BSLOC 2013 1 108)
An archive picture taken October 25, 1916 shows French soldiers accompaning German soldiers, captured during the battle of Verdun, marching through Souilly Eastern France. A Viscount in the Armoured Cavalry Branch of the French Army left behind a collection of hundreds of glass plates taken during World War One that have never before been published. The images, by an unknown photographer, show daily life of soldiers in the trenches, destruction of towns and military leaders.     REUTERS/Collection Odette Carrez
RM2CWT5PKAn archive picture taken October 25, 1916 shows French soldiers accompaning German soldiers, captured during the battle of Verdun, marching through Souilly Eastern France. A Viscount in the Armoured Cavalry Branch of the French Army left behind a collection of hundreds of glass plates taken during World War One that have never before been published. The images, by an unknown photographer, show daily life of soldiers in the trenches, destruction of towns and military leaders. REUTERS/Collection Odette Carrez
The Douaumont ossuary, Verdun, France
RMBY14M6The Douaumont ossuary, Verdun, France
An undated archive picture shows Germans soldiers, captured during the Battle of Verdun, taking off their clothes for a body search by French soldiers, in Eastern France. A Viscount in the Armoured Cavalry Branch of the French Army left behind a collection of hundreds of glass plates taken during World War One (WWI) that have never before been published. The images, by an unknown photographer, show the daily life of soldiers in the trenches, destruction of towns and military leaders. The year 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI.   REUTERS/Collection Odette Carrez (FRANCE - Tag
RM2D56BJ8An undated archive picture shows Germans soldiers, captured during the Battle of Verdun, taking off their clothes for a body search by French soldiers, in Eastern France. A Viscount in the Armoured Cavalry Branch of the French Army left behind a collection of hundreds of glass plates taken during World War One (WWI) that have never before been published. The images, by an unknown photographer, show the daily life of soldiers in the trenches, destruction of towns and military leaders. The year 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI. REUTERS/Collection Odette Carrez (FRANCE - Tag
Henri Philippe Benoni Omer Petain (1856 – 1951), generally known as Philippe Pétain, Marshal Petain (Maréchal Pétain) and sometimes, The Old Marshal (
RM2CC49Y5Henri Philippe Benoni Omer Petain (1856 – 1951), generally known as Philippe Pétain, Marshal Petain (Maréchal Pétain) and sometimes, The Old Marshal (
An archive picture shows French General Joseph Joffre (2nd R) congratulating and awarding medals to soldiers, who fought in the Battle of Verdun, in Verdun March 1916. A Viscount in the Armoured Cavalry Branch of the French Army left behind a collection of hundreds of glass plates taken during World War One (WWI) that have never before been published. The images, by an unknown photographer, show the daily life of soldiers in the trenches, destruction of towns and military leaders. The year 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI.   REUTERS/Collection Odette Carrez (FRANCE  - Tags:
RM2D5AG9KAn archive picture shows French General Joseph Joffre (2nd R) congratulating and awarding medals to soldiers, who fought in the Battle of Verdun, in Verdun March 1916. A Viscount in the Armoured Cavalry Branch of the French Army left behind a collection of hundreds of glass plates taken during World War One (WWI) that have never before been published. The images, by an unknown photographer, show the daily life of soldiers in the trenches, destruction of towns and military leaders. The year 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI. REUTERS/Collection Odette Carrez (FRANCE - Tags:
Henri Philippe Benoni Omer Petain (1856 – 1951), generally known as Philippe Pétain, Marshal Petain (Maréchal Pétain) and sometimes, The Old Marshal (
RM2E53A7FHenri Philippe Benoni Omer Petain (1856 – 1951), generally known as Philippe Pétain, Marshal Petain (Maréchal Pétain) and sometimes, The Old Marshal (
The WWI Douaumont ossuary is seen near Verdun, eastern France, June 25, 2014. The Douaumont ossuary is a memorial with the remains of soldiers who died on the battlefield during the Battle of Verdun in World War I. The year 2014 will mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War (WWI).   REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE - Tags: ANNIVERSARY CONFLICT MILITARY SOCIETY)
RM2CYY1C9The WWI Douaumont ossuary is seen near Verdun, eastern France, June 25, 2014. The Douaumont ossuary is a memorial with the remains of soldiers who died on the battlefield during the Battle of Verdun in World War I. The year 2014 will mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War (WWI). REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE - Tags: ANNIVERSARY CONFLICT MILITARY SOCIETY)
French prisoners being transported by train after the World War 1 battle of Verdun, with original German caption reading Die bei den Kämpfen vor Verdun gefangenen Franzosen werden mit der Bahn weitertransportiert, translation reads The prisoners in the fighting at Verdun, France are transported by train, 1918. From the New York Public Library.
RMHKHB0KFrench prisoners being transported by train after the World War 1 battle of Verdun, with original German caption reading Die bei den Kämpfen vor Verdun gefangenen Franzosen werden mit der Bahn weitertransportiert, translation reads The prisoners in the fighting at Verdun, France are transported by train, 1918. From the New York Public Library.
Tourists at Fort Douaumont, Verdun, France
RMBT01B7Tourists at Fort Douaumont, Verdun, France