The battle of Verdun reaches its climax. Map of the battlefield, note its "H" shaped outline. The ancient Citadel in downtown Verdun. To enlarge, right click-view image. Monument to Fleury residents who fought at Verdun. "Remains" of Fleury Markers indicating where houses and businesses once stood. The imposing Ossuary. View from a top the Ossuary, looking southeast towards Fleury. Note the concentrated battlefield: the interpretation center is visible along with the white path leading to the village. The ridge beyond was the German objective of June 23rd. Fort Douaumont Douaumont's roof, still heavily cratered. Yours truly at the entrance.