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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. 
 
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One of the gun turrets at the World War I Fort de Vaux - outside Verdun.

One of the gun turrets at the World War I Fort de Vaux - outside Verdun.
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A small section of the World War I Fort de Vaux - outside Verdun.

A small section of the World War I Fort de Vaux - outside Verdun.
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A "zigzag" barrier at one of the corridors inside the Fort de Vaux - outside Verdun.

A "zigzag" barrier at one of the corridors inside the Fort de Vaux - outside Verdun.
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The "scares of battle" are visible everywhere at the World War I Fort de Vaux - outside Verdun.
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Barbed wire and World War I bomb craters can be found all over the Fort de Vaux - outside Verdun.

Barbed wire and World War I bomb craters can be found all over the Fort de Vaux - outside Verdun.
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A memorial plate at the wall of the Fort de Vaux - outside Verdun.

A memorial plate at the wall of the Fort de Vaux - outside Verdun.
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