France - Fort de Vaux - 1

Fort de Vaux - World War I museum - Battlefield - Memorial -  - European Tourist Guide - euro-t-guide.com

The Fort de Vaux was considered to be one of the strongest fortresses that protected the area north east of Verdun during World War I. The fortress saw a lot of action during World War I and was one point captured by the Germans after a heroic defence by the French. Later during the war the fort was again recaptured by the French force. The area surrounding the fortress still shows that many scars of the World War I battles. 
 
Verdun

The Fort de Vaux - outside Verdun - has a lot of scars from the World War I battles.
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Barbed wire was one of the things that protected the World War I Fort de Vaux - outside Verdun.

Barbed wire was one of the things that protected the World War I Fort de Vaux - outside Verdun.
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One of the canons at the Fort de Vaux - outside Verdun.

One of the canons at the Fort de Vaux - outside Verdun.
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The World War I Fort de Vaux is located in a hilly area outside Verdun.

The World War I Fort de Vaux is located in a hilly area outside Verdun.
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A view inside one of the corridors at the Fort de Vaux - outside Verdun.

A view inside one of the corridors at the Fort de Vaux - outside Verdun.
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The World War I Fort de Vaux is located in a hilly area outside Verdun - the landscape is also shaped by the intense bombardments that were a part of the battles in this area during World War I.

The World War I Fort de Vaux is located in a hilly area outside Verdun - the landscape is also shaped by the intense bombardments that were a part of the battles in this area during World War I.
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