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Fort Douaumont

by Christina Holstein

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Published by L. Cooper in Barnsley, South Yorkshire .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Fort de Douaumont (France),
  • Verdun (France),
  • France,
  • Verdun
    • Subjects:
    • Verdun, Battle of, Verdun, France, 1916.,
    • World War, 1914-1918 -- Battlefields -- France -- Verdun -- Guidebooks.,
    • Battlefields -- France -- Verdun -- Guidebooks.,
    • Fort de Douaumont (France) -- History.,
    • Fort de Douaumont (France) -- Guidebooks.,
    • Verdun (France) -- Guidebooks.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 184-185) and index.

      StatementChristina Holstein.
      GenreGuidebooks.
      SeriesBattleground Europe.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsD545.V3 H57 2002
      The Physical Object
      Pagination192 p. :
      Number of Pages192
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3754311M
      ISBN 100850528992
      LC Control Number2003447109
      OCLC/WorldCa49872591

        Fort Douaumont stood on the German line of advance. It was shaped like a giant quarter-mile wide pentagon, pointed toward the German trenches. Covering the German approach was about 30 yards of barbed wire snares. Next was the spiked fence, eight feet high.   Within six weeks, the Germans walked into an undefended Fort Douaumont, marking the low point in the battle for the French. They were forced into an impromptu — but successful — defense of the area, utilizing shell holes and trenches for cover. The “Golden Book Commission” issued a medal and certificate (without charge) to those who.

      Fort Douaumont (French: Fort de Douaumont) was the largest and highest fort on the ring of 19 Fort Douaumont and other Verdun forts were judged ineffective and had forts that had been crushed German mm Gamma howitzers in Under the command of the city's military governor and not the field army. Wilhelm II, the German emperor, ordered. In the fort was the strongest and most modern of the fortifications around Verdun and it formed the keystone of the French defense in the both French and German sources, Christina Holstein introduces the reader to the fortress system around Verdun, explains the construction, reinforcement and armament of Fort Douaumont and.

      The battle, which lasted from 21 February to 15 December , was a turning point in the First World War, and Fort Douaumont was at the heart of it. In the fort was the strongest and most modern of the fortifications around Verdun and it . However, initial German success in capturing a key early objective, Fort Douaumont, was swiftly stemmed by the French defenses, despite heavy French casualties. The Germans then switched objectives, but made slow progress towards their goals; by July, the battle had become a stalemate. This book profiles a wide variety of British, French.


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This fully revised second edition of Christina Holstein s acclaimed Battleground guide to Fort Douaumont will be essential reading for students of the Battle of Verdun, for visitors to Fort Douaumont book battlefield, and for anyone who is interested in the history of twentieth-century battle, which lasted from 21 February to 15 Decemberwas a turning point in the/5.

Fort Douaumont can be crowded, so we recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 6 Fort Douaumont tickets and tours on Tripadvisor/5(K).

Fort Douaumont was the mst important fort in the chain built to protect the city of Verdun following France's defeat in the Franco-Prussian War. The loss of Alsace-Lorraine meant that Verdun was now in the front line of defence against any future German ed on: J   Buy Fort Douaumont By Chistina Holstein, in Like New condition.

Our cheap used books come with free delivery in the US. ISBN: ISBN Price: $ A WWI guide “rich in personal experiences from French and German sources a vivid, yet sometimes ghastly, account of the fighting for the fort” (Burton Mail).The Battle of Verdun, which lasted from 21 February to 15 Decemberwas a turning point in the First World War, and Fort Douaumont was at the heart of : Pen & Sword Books.

Buy Fort Douaumont (Battleground Verdun) Revised ed. by Christina Holstein (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low Reviews: The keystone and an integral part of the Verdun defences, Fort Douaumont was taken by surprise just 4 days after the start of the Battle of Verdun.

It was occupied for 8 months by the German army who used it as a protective shelter for its men and a major operational base for offensive operations. Fort Douaumont: Verdun (Battleground Verdun) - Kindle edition by Holstein, Christina. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Fort Douaumont: Verdun (Battleground Verdun)/5(13). Fort Douaumont can be crowded, so we recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

See all 5 Fort Douaumont tickets and tours on Tripadvisor/5(K). The Fort of Douaumont and the village became a prime target, and the latter was in a total state of ruins, when the Germans took control of the area on March 4.

It is interesting to know that a young captain in charge of the 33rd Infantry Regiment, and named Charles de Gaulle, was wounded during this fighting and taken prisoner in Germany until.

"on 24 october the 38th infantry division has had the glory and the merit of retaking the fort de douaumont from the enemy.

the r.i.c.m., the 4th regiment mixte de zouaves and tirailleurs, the 4th march regiment de zouaves, the 8th march regiment of tunisian riflemen, and the 32nd field artillery regiment, together forming the 38th division, the rd and 74th.

Simplify your visit to historic Fort of Douaumont with pre-booked admission tickets. Step inside one of the most important sites of the Battle of Verdun, which German troops occupied as a strategic stronghold during over eight months of intensive fighting. Children ages eight to 12 receive a complimentary booklet containing games.

That’s one of the things that intrigued me about this hefty, profusely illustrated volume. It’s got lots of photographs, of course – the image of Fort Douaumont after Verdun gives new meaning to the term “leveled to the ground” – but also lots of information about how aerial photography evolved in the course of the war.

Fort of Douaumont admission ticket BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $5. Duration: 1 to 2 hours. Buy tours from $5. Full Day Private Tour to Verdun’s region BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $ Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes. Buy tours from $ Verdun and Meuse Argonne including U.S War Cemetery in Romagne BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $ The Douaumont Ossuary holds the remains of more thanunknown French and German soldiers from the WWI battle in Verdun, France.

(photo: Rick Steves) In northeastern France, visitors can explore Fort Douaumont, with its miles of cold, damp tunnels built to avoid enemy artillery. The fort played a key role in the WWI Battle of Verdun. Verdun Fort Douaumont By Christina Holstein This article was extracted from Fort Douaumont – Verdun and is reproduced here by permission of Pen and Sword Books Ltd.

On 13 July15, veterans of the First World War gathered in front of the Douaumont Ossuary at Verdun to swear an oath of peace and to observe one minute’s silence. FORT DOUAUMONT: VERDUN: Revised Edition (Battleground Europe) (Updated Edition) by Christine Holstein, Christina Holstein (Editor) Paperback, Pages, Published ISBN / ISBN / This fully revised second edition of Christina Holstein’s acclaimed Battleground guide to Fort Douau.

Douaumont (French pronunciation:) is a former commune in the Meuse department in Grand Est in north-eastern 1 Januaryit was merged into the new commune Douaumont-Vaux. The village was destroyed during World War the Douaumont Ossuary, which contains the remains of more thanunknown soldiers of both French and German.

Fort Douaumont was one of a series of forts near Verdun, constructed after the Franco-Prussian War in order to ensure the area could be defended against any future attack. It was constructed mainly between andwith the concreting taking place in Work did not finish however until.

This fully revised second edition of Christina Holstein’s acclaimed Battleground guide to Fort Douaumont will be essential reading for students of the Battle of Verdun, for visitors to the battlefield, and for anyone who is Brand: Pen and Sword.This book details the history of Fort Douaumont and the men who fought there, providing a detailed narrative of Battle of Verdun, the fall of Fort Douaumont, and the bombardment by French forces compelling the Germans to retreat.

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