Friday, April 25, 2008

Destroyed villages 1916

Our Lady of Europe
Notre-Dame de l'Europe chapel
was built after the war

on the site of the former village church


Passant, va dire aux autres peuples
que ce village est mort pour sauver Verdun
et pour que Verdun sauvat le monde
R. Poincaré

Fleury-devant-Douaumont ...
(english version of the French site )

by cheminsdememoire.fouv.fr
... led a peaceful, hardworking existence

until the Great War...

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