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Boyau de Londres

Boyau de Londres

Fortified trenches in Verdun

A stone's throw from the Douamont fortress meanders the Boyau de Londres, a World War I trench.

After the French army recaptured the Forts of Douamont and Vaux from the Germans in late 1916, they started digging trenches to supply the troops and spread news of enemy positions more easily.

The walls of the trenches were reinforced with reinforced concrete or cement slabs to prevent them from sinking. Until today, the trenches have been partially preserved. You can still perfectly discern their silhouettes in the forest.

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