A large “First Generation” fort built following the War of 1870-71, Souville later received concrete protection only for its powder magazine, the remainder...Read more
In the incredible leap forward of the Germans on 23 June, the assault waves from the crest rolled forward passing Fleury and reached as far as the ouvrage...Read more
The Ossuary is a memorial building with an adjoining cemetery, forming part of the French national remembrance for the dead of the First World War.
Captured and lost again several times by both sides, the crest of Thiaumont featured a farm to the East, and an ouvrage to the West built in 1887 and later...Read more
Contrary to the way the mobilisation plans were drawn up, many soldiers in the reserve rubbed shoulders with their comrades in the regular units. There...Read more