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Verdun Underground Citadel - World War I museum - Battlefield - Memorial -  - European Tourist Guide - euro-t-guide.com

The Verdun Underground Citadel featured 400-metre long parallel galleries, linked by four perpendicular galleries, and could  hold up to 2,000 men. During World War I it was used as a shelter (mess, baker, hospital etc.). Some members of the local council also exercised their functions from within the citadel. Due to a late arrival at the museum we were not able to cover all of the museum, so the pictures below are not fully representative for the museum.
 
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Some of the many World War I items displayed at the Verdun Underground Citadel.

Some of the many World War I items displayed at the Verdun Underground Citadel.
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The Verdun Underground Citadel seen from the road outside.

The Verdun Underground Citadel seen from the road outside.
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A World War I canon displayed outside the Verdun Underground Citadel.
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Some of the many World War I items displayed at the Verdun Underground Citadel.

Some of the many World War I items displayed at the Verdun Underground Citadel.
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The entrance to the World War I museum at the Verdun Underground Citadel.

The entrance to the World War I museum at the Verdun Underground Citadel.
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Two of the German World War I helmets displayed at the Verdun Underground Citadel.

Two of the German World War I helmets displayed at the Verdun Underground Citadel.
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