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Report - Ouvrage de Froideterre / France / 09-2015

The Franconian

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#1
Ouvrage de Froideterre

I came along this randomly during my little Tour de France in September.
I passed by near Verdun, saw an info sign on a WW1 fort and decided to give it a visit.
In the area, known for heavy fighting in that first big war, there are more than only this fort,
Fort Douaumont, housing a museum, is just around the corner:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Douaumont

a huge anti war monument, + more along the streets and maybe in the woods.
Info signs do good work, but getting prepared in advance will bring more success, I think.
Interesting to visit if you are in the area.
I'm too lazy for a big history part, couldn't find any good in English, so use these via auto translate please:

https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&tl=en&u=http://www.douaumont.net/froidete.htm

source:
http://www.douaumont.net/froidete.htm
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https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&tl=en&u=http://www.lesfrancaisaverdun-1916.fr/fortifications-froideterre.htm

source:
http://www.lesfrancaisaverdun-1916.fr/fortifications-froideterre.htm
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The area around fort is prepared to be visited, the grilled doors were open, I don't know whether they always are; it looked astonishing undestroyed and not yet visited by „artists“.
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this moved the tower
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rusty ceiling
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deeper area is grilled
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counterweight
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toilet
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pissoir
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Yorrick

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#3
Very interesting and well shot as always :thumb

As you say it's in amazing condition, considering it's more than a hundred years old.