Fort Vaux - artillery observation post

Fort Vaux – Artillery observation post.

A century on from events. These are in fact a post-war set of tourist cards I bought as part of an album at a flea market in France.  These are basically Verdun through a lens from some time after everything had been tidied up. It is basically someone’s holiday in Europe a large tour mostly across France. You viewing the result through the lens of one photographer just after the Great War bought by someone just before the shutters fell and Europe burst into flames again. The Album is marked 1938. All titles are translated from French.

Douaumont - south facade

Fort Vaux – South entrance

Montfaucon church ruins

Montfaucon – church ruins

Le soldat du droit

The soldier of Justice (Le soldat du droit)

pensylvannia memorial varenne

Pennsylvania Memorial – Varenne

American memorial - Romagne Montfaucon

American memorial – Romagne s/s Montfaucon

Fort Vaux - South entrance

Fort Vaux – South entrance

Verdun 2