War Horse, Voie Sacrée

The Voie Sacrée was the main road running from Bar Le Duc to Verdun which in 1916 was used as the mainnroute of supply for the Poilus defending the Verdun Salient. The memorial at the Verdun end has recently been renovated and part of it consists of a series of images showing the transport used on the road in 1916; including these French War Horses. The French Army had thousands of horses working on the Voie Sacrée each day, often in appalling conditions: but it all helped keep the road open and supplies moving.

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