As German and French forces prepare for the battle of Verdun, in World War I, French civilians are ordered to evacuate
France Date:1916 Duration:3 min 10 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Views of devastated landscape in no-man's-land. German soldiers are seen preparing for the battle of Verdun, in France, during World War I. Soldiers stand near fortified dugouts. In order to avoid civilian losses, the French population is ordered to evacuate from the city of Verdun and environs. Evacuating families are seen carrying as many of their belongings as possible. They arrive with their luggage at the railroad station and board the train. German soldiers carry a wounded comrade through rubble, on a stretcher. German soldiers in a fort getting ready for battle. Two soldiers smoke cigarettes. The German soldiers leave their fort and carry machine gun out into the battlefield. Barbed wire seen outside.
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