An original 75mm cannon used to defend the fort in 1916, in the Fort de Vaux, built 1881-84 and reinforced in 1888, at Vaux-devant-Damloup, near Verdun, Meuse, Lorraine, France. The fort was attacked by German soldiers on 2nd June 1916 during the Battle of Verdun in World War One and was the scene of heavy combat, but was recaptured by French infantry on 2nd November. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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An original 75mm cannon used to defend the fort in 1916, in the Fort de Vaux, built 1881-84 and reinforced in 1888, at Vaux-devant-Damloup, near Verdun, Meuse, Lorraine, France. The fort was attacked by German soldiers on 2nd June 1916 during the Battle of Verdun in World War One and was the scene of heavy combat, but was recaptured by French infantry on 2nd November. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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