Rendez-vous in the Trench of Bayonets

  • Trench of Bayonets

    Trench of Bayonets

    © CRT Lorraine/Michel PETIT

  • Trench of Bayonets

    Trench of Bayonets

    © CRT Lorraine/Michel PETIT

Rendez-vous in the Trench of Bayonets 55100 DOUAUMONT fr

This atmospheric monument commemorates the French soldiers from the 137th Regiment who were buried alive in an upright position, rifles with fixed bayonets in hand, after a heavy bombardment on their trenches.

The memorial has now entered the collective imagination as a symbol of the Verdun Battlefield.

Point of interest