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Earlier this week the English Faculty took students in Year 9 to the World War One Battlefield of Verdun. Students visited the brilliant new museum commemorating the history, not only of Verdun, but also the First World War as a whole. They also visited the Islamic, Jewish and French memorial cemetery at the Douaumont Ossuary as well as taking time to see the Lost Village of Fleury-devant-Douaumont and the impressive Fort Douaumont. Year 9 have studied the First World War in History as well as examining war poetry in English, hence they were able to fully appreciate the tremendous sacrifices made by so many young men during the war and to get a real feel for what life in the trenches was like during the infamous Battle of Verdun between February and December 1916.