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Destroyed village of Fleury-devant-Douaumont - World War I museum - Battlefield - Memorial -  - European Tourist Guide - euro-t-guide.com

The Destroyed village of Fleury-devant-Douaumont is left as a memorial of the tough fighting that took place in the Verdun area during World War I. The village was captured and recaptured by the Germans and French 16 times during the war. At the end of the war the village had been completely destroyed and the land was made uninhabitable to such an extent that a decision was made not to rebuild it. 
 
Fleury-devant-Douaumont - Verdun

The memorial at the Destroyed village of Fleury-devant-Douaumont.

The memorial at the Destroyed village of Fleury-devant-Douaumont.
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One of the many large bomb craters at the Destroyed village of Fleury-devant-Douaumont.

One of the many large bomb craters at the Destroyed village of Fleury-devant-Douaumont.
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Signs like this tell the visitors where the different houses were at the Destroyed village of Fleury-devant-Douaumont.

Signs like this tell the visitors where the different houses were at the Destroyed village of Fleury-devant-Douaumont.
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Some of the many bomb craters at the Destroyed village of Fleury-devant-Douaumont.

Some of the many bomb craters at the Destroyed village of Fleury-devant-Douaumont.
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Signs like this tell the visitors where the different houses were at the Destroyed village of Fleury-devant-Douaumont. Today there are only bomb craters a very few part of ruins left at the site.

Signs like this tell the visitors where the different houses were at the Destroyed village of Fleury-devant-Douaumont. Today there are only bomb craters a very few part of ruins left at the site.
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The memorial at the Destroyed village of Fleury-devant-Douaumont.

The memorial at the Destroyed village of Fleury-devant-Douaumont.
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