Men wearing military uniforms of the 56th and 59th light infantry battalions pose during a ceremony marking the centenary of the beginning of the battle of Verdun (21 February 2016)
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Battle of Verdun anniversary marked in France

France has been marking the centenary of the Battle of Verdun - one of the most savagely fought and highest casualty battles of World War One.

About 300 people in period costume gathered at dawn at the site to march down the narrow lane where the fighting began exactly 100 years ago.

  • 21 Feb 2016
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