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Trench of the Bayonets, Verdun

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Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Trench of the Bayonets is a memorial that pays homage to the soldiers of the Bayonet Trench. These soldiers were buried alive under the enemy shelling, but there is no accurate historical evidence that proves this. This incident took place on June 12, 1916. At the entrance of the memorial, you will find a large concrete construction and a long flight of stairs. Plan your Trench of the Bayonets visit and explore what else you can see and do in Verdun using our Verdun trip planner.
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  • No English subtitles. Small parking lot on the side of the road. If we would have looked we could have stayed parked at the main memorial and dinner a walk through the woods. Based on the map it...  more »
  • The first memorial where you come upon when you follw the D913 from Bras-sur-Meuse. It's o moving place when taking into account the horrific events tat have taken place here. The bajonets are long...  more »
  • Visited the Trench of the Bayonets in the late 70’s. It was touching and gut wrenching. Even now I remember the experience vividly. I want to go back and see World War I Site’s again, especially Trench of the Bayonets.
  • Sad story of 3 company of 137th battalion. Buried in their trench with only bayonets sticking up through ground. A concrete shelter was built over them with a pathway leading to it. Well worth the stop if you're visiting Douaumont. If you can, walk through the forest to the ossuary.
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