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The Douaumont Ossuary & Cemetery is located just north east of the city of Verdun. The cemetery is the larges French military cemetery - and it contains 16,142 French war graves from World War I. The ossuary is a huge memorial containing the remains of at least 130,000 unidentified French and German soldiers who died on the Verdun battlefield.   
 
Douaumont - Verdun

Some of the many French World War I graves at the Douaumont Ossuary & Cemetery outside Verdun. In the the background the Ossuary, which was being maintained during our visit - it is therefore covered by a scaffolding.

Some of the many French World War I graves at the Douaumont Ossuary & Cemetery outside Verdun. In the the background the Ossuary, which was being maintained during our visit - it is therefore covered by a scaffolding.
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Some of the many French World War I graves at the Douaumont Ossuary & Cemetery outside Verdun - the grave at the front is for a soldier that was killed on the 31st of October 1916.

Some of the many French World War I graves at the Douaumont Ossuary & Cemetery outside Verdun - the grave at the front is for a soldier that was killed on the 31st of October 1916.
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Some of the many French World War I graves at the Douaumont Ossuary & Cemetery outside Verdun.

Some of the many French World War I graves at the Douaumont Ossuary & Cemetery outside Verdun.
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Some of the many French Muslim World War I graves at the Douaumont Ossuary & Cemetery outside Verdun.

Some of the many French Muslim World War I graves at the Douaumont Ossuary & Cemetery outside Verdun.
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Some of the many French World War I graves at the Douaumont Ossuary & Cemetery outside Verdun - seen from just outside the Ossuary.

Some of the many French World War I graves at the Douaumont Ossuary & Cemetery outside Verdun - seen from just outside the Ossuary.
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Some of the many French World War I graves at the Douaumont Ossuary & Cemetery outside Verdun - with the Ossuary in the background.

Some of the many French World War I graves at the Douaumont Ossuary & Cemetery outside Verdun - with the Ossuary in the background.
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