Between historical shadows the french town of Verdun is located in french Lorraine
River Meuse (in dutch “Maas”) runs through the city, which has about 25,000 inhabitants.
This area is one of the World War One largest battlefields
solely in 1916 there were more than 320,000 soldiers killed
when german and french troops fought each other for 10 months, day after day largely.
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Large parts of the area are laid out as nature reserve
because the fightings made the ground unusable for agricultural purposes
in the area there are also some of the largest military cemeteries in the world.
The light through the Notre Dame Cathedral stained glass window
it indicates that the colors and life goes on in the city of Verdun.
Between all the memories from the past.