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[A big ossuary is seen in the background on the right; its stone tower stands prominently over the landscape. In front of it are hundreds of matching white crosses marking the graves of soldiers who died there. There are shrubs and some trees placed throughout the graveyard. At the very front of the image is a road sign in the shape of an arrow pointing to the left; the sign is labeled "VERDUN".]
That’s not the fort, that is the ossuary. It was built to hold the bones of 130,000 (or more) French and German soldiers whose bodies could not be identified. Literally a huge building filled with bones.