France Commemorates Centenary of WWI Battle of Verdun

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About 300 people in period costume gathered at dawn at the site to march down the narrow lane where the fighting began exactly 100 years ago.

The battle lasted 300 days and left an estimated 800,000 soldiers dead, wounded or missing.

The Germans fired two million shells in the opening eight-hour bombardment.

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