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Where’s this picture from?
During the US Civil War the photographers had trouble with action photos, they blurred during the long exposure times of the day. So they took a lot of pictures of the dead. Some were thought to have used "artistic license" to move the dead men around for a more impressive composition. This picture reminds me of that.
On the bottom right, it looks like a part from the nose to the bottom of our face
have a friend from britain that grew up thinking the french surrendered that battle
When I was in the Army we did a guided tour of Verdun and the surrounding battle fields. It was surreal. The number of dead and even the size of the American cemetery was crazy.
The "bleed the french army dry" is something the Crown Prince made up to flex the german defeat into some kind of victory. The real purpose was to take all forts surronding Verdun, then launch an offensive which would threaten Paris and make France asking for an armistice.
no mention of the role Canada played in that battle?
My great grandfather fought there with the 6th Royal Bavarian Division (6. Königlich Bayerische Division)
Weren’t there several battles at Verdun? They could be trying to illustrate how they were fighting on top of piles of bodies. I listened to it a while ago, but I think I remember that from Dan Carlin’s Blue print for Armageddon.
I visited the memorial site last year, the moment it hit home to me was when I realised I was walking through the Douaumont Ossuary and I had a 130.000 skeletons below my feet. Which is roughly the number of inhabitants of my county today.
May all those that fell in the world wars rest in peace
The very definition of a meat grinder. Words like Verdun, Somme, and Stalingrad will always send chills up my spine.
Oh that’s just a severed leg still in the boot. No issues here. Jesus. Lol
Does anyone know why the French were so prepared to die for Verdun? Is it just cause it’s a French city kinda close to Paris?
Saw this picture in a 1st and 2nd World War Encyclopedia. Truly a terrifying sight for us in the future but also to soldiers serving on the front
Well now i just wanna play BF1. Guess ill be busy this morning!