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Anniversary of the beginning of the battle Verdun

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    Here is a link to a very good read article on the Verdun Meat Grinder. To today's eyes and ears, the figures read like fiction, but it was anything but. 100 years ago today...it seems impossible that it was so long ago...

    The Battle of Verdun was so bloody men called it the MEAT-GRINDER | Daily Mail Online
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    [QUOTE=Wagriff;1585168]Here is a link to a very good read article on the Verdun Meat Grinder. To today's eyes and ears, the figures read like fiction, but it was anything but. 100 years ago today...it seems impossible that it was so long ago...

    Also known as: 'The Mincing machine.'
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    I discovered there is no film of the battle, because one camera = 10 kgs in this time and it was hard to carry it in the mud.
    So, films are from other places, or reconstitution in 1928.
    The best Militaria forum in France is here : http://deutsch-militaria.forumactif.us/

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    I was fascinated with this battle ever since reading Alistair Hornes book which was unputdownable !
    Heres my tribute , some of my French WW1 collection and two sculptures I have made showing a soldier on his way to the battle and coming away from .
    Also a chest bandage I found in Normandy
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    Very nice, and those statues are very-well executed sculptures!
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    In my collection, I have a notebook from a person of my family.
    When I read it, I see he was often in trains to go from a place to another.
    The best Militaria forum in France is here : http://deutsch-militaria.forumactif.us/

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    The Army liked postcards, it was easy for the censorship to read them...
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