Front Page
Whats New
Search the Site!!
For Sale
Guest Book
The Kaisers Cross
Fake Documents.
Which Unit?
Uniforms + Militaria
The Raiders
In the Trenches
Mobile warfare
The Casualties
The Battles
Verdun
Verdun Battle days
Verdun late 1917
Verdun late 1917 (2)
Verdun 16-17
The Terrain
Battlefield Photographs
West Bank Battlefield
Postcards from Verdun
US AEF Final shots
Souville Heights
Fleury-Poudrière 1
Fleury-Poudrière 2
Fleury-Poudrière 3
Bois de Caurrieres 1917
Height 304 - Aug 1917
Verdun Diary R.I.R. 16
Verdun Diary / Avocourt
The German Army
Alpenkorps
The Weapons
Photo Corner
The Croix de Guerre
The Men
Letters
German DSWA
South Africa: WW1 in Africa
Harry's Africa
Harry's Sideshows...
Stars and Hearts
Freikorps Documents
French Colonial Awards
GSWA History 1914-15
The Boer war
British Groups
neu
Forum
Research Links
texts
Articles
Diary
Links
Assorted maps/Photos
Whats New to end mar
GMIC Newsletters
OOBs
Sigs
The EK1
 


Soldiers fighting at Verdun sent home postcards of all kinds. The cards in a certain way help us understand a bit about the battle. I will use this section to show a few of my favourites.  

On Page 1 I have chosen to show a few over the top illustrations of the battles as seen by a German artist named W. Burger. Ignoring certain "details" Burger painted a series of pictures showing the various sectors of the battlefield. While there is no shortage or errors in the pictures, they do give a sense of the dramas which took place on the heights around Verdun.

The Cote Lorraine, German artillery fires into the hills where the infantry is dying. Note the bursting shrapnel clouds.
The Storming of Fort Douaumont, although much blood would flow in and around the fort, the intitial "storming" was a bit less dramatic.
In the town of Verdun, some landmarks which are still very recognisable today
Capturing the French guns at Bethincourt
Attack in the forest of Avocourt, the men from Bavaria and Württemberg attack
A French night attack is shot to pieces on the aptly named "Toten Mann" (Dead Man)
 
Top