Pictures above is a large allied ammunition dump, with thousands of artillery shells piled up and waiting to be fired against the enemy during the Battle of Verdun. Verdun was one of the bloodiest battles in human history. Total casualties amounted to almost a million men on both sides. Undoubtedly many of the shells in this photo found their mark and were responsible for some of the dead and wounded.
It is amazing to see how unsafely the ammunition was stored. A single enemy plane dropping a bomb, or a lucky strike by German artillery could have blown the entire installation sky high.
Last updated on June 9, 2021