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Fort de Souville, Verdun

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Landmark
Fort Souville, briefly called Fort Lemoine, was one of the forts of the Verdun Fortification District, situated in the commune of Fleury-devant-Douaumont. Constructed between 1876 and 1879 at an altitude of 396m, it is a first generation fort. It served as a key battlefield in the 1916 Battle of Verdun during World War I. The fort was armed on its ramparts with 9 cannons and 5 mortars, with 8 pieces of artillery used as flanking fire. A Bussiere turret in attached battery was also present.
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  • This hidden fort has certain entrances, but its forbidden to enter those and very dangerous. Stay on the paths at all time and watch the ground, there is a lot of shrapnel and metal sticking out of...  more »
  • This is a very interesting location. We stopped along the side route in order to have some lunch and wondered among some of the trees to see around the Fort. You are not able to enter the Fort, but...  more »
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