Frozen Shell Holes at Verdun

The battlefield of Verdun was one of the great killing grounds of the First World War. Here France stood firm against a German attack, which cost both sides 770,000 casualties in 1916. It was said that more than 1,000 shells fell for every square metre of the Verdun battlefield, turning it into a vast crater-zone, a moonscape of shell holes, still visible a century later.

This image was taken at dusk inMarch 2010 at Froideterre on the Verdun battlefield with a Canon EOS 400D.

3 Comments on “Frozen Shell Holes at Verdun

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