2/11/1916 Verdun: France recovers Fort Vaux

The French continue to recover lost ground at Verdun. The tricolour flies once more over Fort Douaumont, and now Fort Vaux too is recovered. Fort Vaux was the scene of a desperate siege in June, surrendering four days after the defenders ran out of water. Its recovery now is anticlimactic, with advancing French troops finding that the Germans have abandoned it.

image sources:

French troops on the superstructure of Fort Vaux (Les Français à Verdun)

map (Les Français à Verdun)

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