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Fort of Douaumont

Situation

Fort of Douaumont

55100 Douaumont Country : France

Tel. : +33 (0) 3 29 84 41 91 E-mail : mission-histoire@meuse.fr http://www.verdun-meuse.fr

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Comité Départemental du Tourisme de la Meuse

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Description

Fort Douaumont is the mightiest of the forts surrounding Verdun. Captured in a surprise attack four days after the beginning of the Battle of Verdun, it was occupied by the German Army for eight months. Despite several attempts at retaking the fort, it was not recaptured until 24 October 1916. Historical films , archival documents, and eyewitness accounts give visitors with a multimedia guide more insight into the history of this major battlefield site.