legacy-of: Verdun, WW1. Very rare photographs of the no man’s…

legacy-of:

Verdun, WW1.

Very rare photographs of the

no man’s land
around Verdun

(During and after

the battle). Before the war,
there was fields and vast forests covered the regions. But as you can see, nothing left.

The Battle of Verdun lasted for 303 days and became the longest and one of the most costly battles in human history. An estimate in 2000 found a total of 714,231 casualties, 377,231 French and 337,000 German.

53 million
shells (30 million German shells and 23 million French shells, one
estimate among others) were fired there, of which at least a quarter did
not explode.

1.
VERDUN – RAVIN DU BAZIL
2.
VERDUN – RAVIN DE LA CAILLETTE FACE A SOUVILLE

3.
VERDUN – BOMBARDEMENT BOIS LA CHAUME

4.
VERDUN – RAVIN DE LA CAILLETTE

A thought for the soldiers who fought on this battlefield and especially for my great grandfather
who celebrated his twentieth birthday in the verdun trenches.

Source : ROLLAND, La stéréoscopie universelle, 51 Boulevard St-Martin, PARIS. Plaques positives tons chauds GUILLEMINOT

Stereoscopic views on glass plates, size 4.5 x 10.5 cm. – Scanning and retouching images made by the company Patrinum.

Via :
collections de la Médiathèque André Malraux. Lisieux, Normandie.