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Entrenched in history: The French city of Verdun

france24– The eastern French city of Verdun is a place of memory which symbolises the terrible human cost of World War I. Hundreds of thousands of French and German soldiers died there during 300 days of bitter combat in 1916. Every year, soldiers’ bones and belongings are discovered around the city and carefully catalogued. To date, around 60,000 soldiers have still not been buried.

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