100 years anniversary yesterday of the first day of the battle of Verdun. 250,000 dead, 500,000 wounded, missing in ten months of hell. The Germans called it the bone mill, division after division fed in and wiped out. RIP to the young men of France and Germany. To this day the battlefield is cratered from the massive artillery bombardment, woods and forests are off limits, the very earth poisoned by gas and phosphor shells. Still full of human remains and weapons.