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Old 04-05-2011, 03:07 AM   #1
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Our daytrip to the WW I Battlefields of Verdun/France

Last Saturday we had nothing better to do then have a look to the Battlefields from WWI in Verdun/France.
We started at 9oclock because somebody said the weather will be great.....





after some time the weather began to get better and a beautifull day started.....



we rode over lonesome backroads through the french prairie.....





first we visited Fort de Vaux









at this fort we found an ideal place for a little picnic...and to fill up our stomachs....




after a good meal we started to the french soldier cemetary....










there we had a look into the memorial hall...outside 26grad celsius...inside 5 grad celsius...and you could see your own breath inside...brrr











the chapel inside the memorial hall....


the view from outside into the bonehouse....there are bones from 130000 unidentified soldiers......

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Old 04-05-2011, 03:15 AM   #2
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after that we went to the Verdun Memorial....









after we had enough from people killing instruments we went to the Bajonet trench....






after that we had a look to the US Memorial....





we rode over open fields and little mountains to the US Cemetary........

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Old 04-05-2011, 03:18 AM   #3
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the US cemetary....























Freddie Stowers - Medal of Honor

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Old 04-05-2011, 03:24 AM   #4
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somewhere on a mainroad we found a german cemetary....
do you see the difference between the french and US cemetary?



It was a very nice trip back into the past of europes history.

At this day we rode 800km.

A very nice and idyllic area for motorcycling.

The memorials and cemetarys are relly empty...we where the most time alone there.
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Old 04-05-2011, 03:31 AM   #5
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great pictures.

I wish to visit these places on the bike, its sad though that you were alone because most people have forgotten or don't want to remember what happened.
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:46 AM   #6
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:39 AM   #7
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very interesting. I would love to do a war memorial and battlefield trip to Europe one day.
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:43 AM   #8
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Nice Trip! I was able to visit most of those places back in 1983. Not on a motorcycle though. the early morning weather is about right for that region
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:53 AM   #9
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Great trip ...astonishing sites.... forgotten memorials and soldiers....makes you think....
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:14 PM   #10
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Thank you for sharing that with all of us. It's the the two things I love best, history and motorcycles.

I would think viewing that huge pile of bones of all the unidentified soldiers would be a very sobering experience.

I fear as a race we will never learn our lessons from all these wars and are doomed to extinction by our final conflict.
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:23 AM   #11
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Thanks for sharing that. I would like to do a Battlefield tour of Europe one day, would be very interesting to view the memorials and museums.

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Old 04-10-2011, 07:04 PM   #13
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If ever there was hell on earth, it was Verdun in 1916.
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:55 AM   #14
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Thank you for your posts and photos... I enjoyed them very much and I am heartened by the fact that there are people who still choose to appreciate history. 97 years is not such a long time and these monuments must serve as our last public, tangible reminders.
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History of Freddie Stowers

most interesting read about Freddie Stowers...
Metal of Honor recipient and grandson of slaves.


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