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FLEURY DEVANT DOUAUMONT

LION OF SOUVILLE

LION OF SOUVILLE
OT PAYS VERDUNOIS

Discover a historic monument marking the extreme advance and defeat of German troops during the Battle of Verdun. This site commemorates the crucial moments of 1916: the occupation of Fort Douaumont on February 25 and Fort de Vaux on June 7, followed by the German attempt to break through the French defensive curtain and reach Verdun. On July 12, German forces launched an attack on Fort Souville, the last rampart of the fortified line surrounding the town, but were repulsed by a valiant French garrison.

Inaugurated on October 1, 1922, this monument pays tribute to the 130th Infantry Division. Created by animal sculptor René Paris (1881-1970), a member of this unit, the monument evokes the heroic resistance to the enemy attacks of June 23, 1916. It symbolizes the defeat of the German troops and honors the courage of the French soldiers.

Come and explore this place steeped in history and emotion, a poignant testimony to the bravery and sacrifice of the defenders of Verdun.



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55100 FLEURY DEVANT DOUAUMONT

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