New York State Archives, NYSA_A3166-78_B1_F18_FortDouaumont
Photograph of Fort Douaumont in Verdun, France taken on January 29, 1919. The Germans held Fort Douaumont for 8 months in 1916.
What is the purpose of a fort?
Why was Fort Douaumont built?
What are two factors that led to the German capture of Fort Douaumont?
Research another fort around Verdun at the time of the battle (examples might include Fort Vaux or Fort Souville). In what ways was it similar to and different from Fort Douaumont?
Math: If a wall of solid concrete at Fort Douaumont is 3 feet thick, 45 feet long, and 15 feet high, how many cubic yards of concrete were needed to construct this section of the fort?
English: Write a short poem commemorating the defense and recapture of Fort Douaumont.
Holstein, Christina. Verdun Fort Douaumont.Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England: Pen & Sword, 2010.
StrangeMilitary.com (Photos of Fort Douaumont before and after the Battle of Verdun)