Memorial de Verdun, Fleury-Devant-Douaumont, Lorraine, France

Memorial de Verdun, Fleury-Devant-Douaumont, Lorraine, France

Copyright: Wilfried Pinsdorf
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Resolution: 6400x3200
Uploaded: 31/03/2010
Updated: 30/09/2014


Tags: memorial de verdun; fleury-devant-douaumont; lorraine; france; ww1; warmuseum
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