The Silencing Mother of Verdun

The Douaumont Ossuary, near Verdun, France, is the home of the Silencing Mother, a memorial to the thousands of unknown soldiers whose bones litter the subterranean compartments beneath her. The World War I battle for Verdun started Feb. 21, 1916 and ended 10 months later, claiming the lives of more than 250,000 men and wounded more than a million. (Photo by Bill Harris)

PHOTO BY: Bill Harris
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