Friday, January 4, 2019

Voie Sacrée Memorial France


When the Germans attacked Verdun, the French depended not only on their troops but also on those who supplied the army with millions of tons of supplies along with millions of fighting men.

It's worth stopping at the monument to remember the massive effort required to defend the West from invasion.

Soliders, trucks, and horse drawn wagons constantly passed this way.




Large storyboards display photographs of the historic effort, which can be compared to the same countryside a hundred years later.





















It is hard to imagine the swift pace of the flow as trucks headed to Verdun at the rate of one every 14 seconds during "regular" supply times and one every five seconds during the height of conflict.




It's easy to see why this route is a scared way--truly an important stop on the way to Verdun.

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