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  1. Verdun : The Village of Fleury devant Douamont

    Just imagine a village of 400 people with stones made houses and church and before the rolling thunder of shells falling on them
    And now here is the village

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    Shells hole, and trees
    This village and 8 others have been declared Dead for France, and it has been decided to plant trees
    but you will always see the shells holes, even after one century.
    From June to August 1916 the village changed hands 16 time
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  2. Verdun : The Hospital fortified battery

    Verdun in the French defensive strategy was a fortified area, with fortress like Vaux see previous posts
    but there was too prepared and fortified artillery positions like the one I post here

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    The picture under shows the entry of the Battery laboratory (preparation and test of ammunitions
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    Theses caves are the barracks for the gunners, but the destructions are due to German guns direct hits
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    Here under, the inside of the rest room and at the ...
  3. Verdun : Inside the Fort de Vaux

    My first stop in this pilgrimage was for the Fort de Vaux.
    During the Verdun Battle the assault against the fort occured from June 1st up June 7th

    Let's havea look inside the fort, the quality of this picture is not perfect but it gives you the reality of the inside of the fort, moisty, dark cold, during the battle there was odors of powder, gas, death and other ones!!!

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    This picture shows Fort sleeping room

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ID:	33630 Here is the infirmary of the fort
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  4. A Not So Quick Review of Battle: Los Angeles

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    This is it! The moment you've been waiting for. Nay, the moment you've been demanding! It is time for my review of Battle: Los Angeles. And we all know that when it comes to cinematic sci-fi, my review is the only one that counts.

    Let's cut to the chase. As a movie, Battle: Los Angeles is....

    IS....

    Hold on a second.

    Did I ever tell you that XCOM is one of my favorite games of all time? Yeah, it is. I *loved* that game. XCOM, or for you Brits, UFO: Enemy Unknown, was the first
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  5. A Quick Review of Bobby Fischer Against the World

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    [Hurray! Back to Chess! ]

    Things are coming up Chess, and in a big way. Chess is clearly experiencing a second golden era, largely due to the arrival of the affordable PC and internet. Contrary to the warnings of certain pundits who forecasted that Chess would soon be “played out” due to extensive computer analysis and information sharing via the internet, Chess has actually become the stronger for it, with new and ever more daring lines of play being explored in countless online games and over the board tournaments. But even beyond
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