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Douaumont ossuary

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Cimetière militaire
Location type: Cimetière militaire
Location address: France, Lorraine, Fleury-devant-Douaumont
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The Douaumont ossuary (French: L’ossuaire de Douaumont) is a memorial containing the remains of soldiers who died on the battlefield during the Battle of Verdun in World War I. It is located in Douaumont, France, within the Verdun battlefield. It has been designated a “nécropole nationale”, or “national cemetery”.

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Did you know that the central building of the Ossuary of Douaumont represent the shaft of a sword stuck in the ground.

Linked characteristics: Did you know..., Peculiar
Linked themes: History, War, Architecture

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