Douaumont


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Douaumont

(do͞o-ōmôN`), village, Meuse dept., NE France. It was part of the VerdunVerdun
, town (1990 pop. 23,427), Meuse dept., NE France, in Lorraine, on the Meuse River. A strategic transportation center, Verdun has varied industries and is situated in an agricultural region.
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 battlefield in World War I, and its cemetery, now a national memorial, contains the graves of 300,000 unidentified French soldiers.
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The typescript shows that he had first typed Vaux and Douaumont, then altered the names in longhand.
And attacking the Maginot Line would result in a replay of Verdun not for the French but for the Germans; this time there would be no Fort Douaumont.
MY MISTAKE: French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, leave the Douaumont memorial on November 11, last year, following ceremonies marking the 90th anniversary of the end of World War I.
They attended a ceremony at Douaumont Cemetery, near Verdun, along with Sarkozy's wife Carla Bruni, right.
Fort Douaumont was garrisoned by only a small detachment of elderly territorial gunners manning the sole 155-mm turret gun that had survived Joffre's purge.
Both depict celebrations of the taking of the key fort of Douaumont (first by the Germans, and then upon reoccupation by the French) and both sequences emphasise the divisive potential of song.
It is crass to compare one memorial to another but the Douaumont Ossuary at Verdun is, in the author's belief, a 'charnel house without compare'.
BEAUMONT - BEZONVAUX - CUMIERES DOUAUMONT - FLEURY - HAUMONT LOUVEMONT - ORNES - VAUX-DEVANT-DAMLOUP
90 YEARS ON From right, French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall and French president Nicolas Sarkozy leave the Douaumont memorial at Verdun on Tuesday, following ceremonies marking the 90th anniversary of the end of World War I.
Contract award: mission mandate delegated project management for the implementation, in the name and on behalf of the general council of the meuse, internal and external arrangements of fort vaux and douaumont (free downloadable file at the following address: http:/ / profilacheteur.
Contract notice: Mission mandate delegated project management for the implementation, in the name and on behalf of the general council of the meuse, internal and external arrangements of fort vaux and douaumont (free downloadable file at the following address: http:/ / profilacheteur.
During the first several months of the fighting, the Germans captured Fort Douaumont and Fort Vaux, and by late June were on the verge of taking Verdun.