Douaumont ossuary near Verdun, Lorraine
|Architect/Designer||Azema, Leon (1888-1978)|
|Edrei, Max (1889-1979)|
|Credit||Gerhard Bissell / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Obelisks ; War memorials ; Cemeteries ; Stone|
NOTES: This ossuary contains the remains of approximately 300,000 French and German soldiers who perished in the Battle of Verdun, which lasted from 21 February 1916 until December 1916. It was designed in 1920-1927 by Azema, Hardy and Edrei, who became friends while prisoners of war, and officially inaugurated in 1932.
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