Statue of the Virgin, 1979, by Andre Messin Forfert, draped in a European flag as a symbol of peace and reconciliation, at the Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-l'Europe, or Chapel of Our Lady of Europe, a memorial chapel built 1934 by Louis-Alfred Berthemy, on the site of a church in the village of Fleury-devant-Douaumont, Verdun, Meuse, Lorraine, France, which was completely destroyed in the Battle of Verdun in World War One. Prior to the war the village had 400 inhabitants but found itself on the front line, was destroyed and never rebuilt. The chapel is a site of remembrance. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Statue of the Virgin, 1979, by Andre Messin Forfert, draped in a European flag as a symbol of peace and reconciliation, at the Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-l'Europe, or Chapel of Our Lady of Europe, a memorial chapel built 1934 by Louis-Alfred Berthemy, on the site of a church in the village of Fleury-devant-Douaumont, Verdun, Meuse, Lorraine, France, which was completely destroyed in the Battle of Verdun in World War One. Prior to the war the village had 400 inhabitants but found itself on the...
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