Verdun (France)

Verdun, sometimes also called Verdun-sur-Meuse, is a city in northeast France, in the département of Meuse.

The Battle of Verdun during Word War I was one of the longest and bloodiest battles in history. The battle was fought between February 21 and December 19, 1916, and resulted in more than 250,000 deaths and an additional 450,000 wounded and missing. During these months of endless fights the frontline moved only a few kilometres.

Symbol and memorial for this madness is the Douaumont Ossuary (Ossuaire de Douaumont). It contains the bones of over 130.000 unidentified victims of the battle.

The twenty closest neighbours in the database:

Maginot Fort Hackenberg (74 km), Reims (France) (99 km), Château du Haut-Königsbourg (176 km), Strasbourg (France) (185 km), Abbey of Fontenay (185 km), Aachen (Germany) (185 km), Brussels (Belgium) (201 km), Rüdesheim am Main (Germany) (204 km), Bad Dürkheim (Germany) (204 km), Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (207 km), Dijon (France) (210 km), Bonn (Germany) (213 km), Eberbach Abbey (215 km), Karlsruhe (Germany) (221 km), Speyer (Germany) (222 km), Technik-Museum Speyer (223 km), Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany) (224 km), Paris (France) (225 km), Mannheim (Germany) (226 km), Cologne (Germany) (227 km)

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