Oberursel Twinning Association in Verdun

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, representatives of the twin towns of Epinay-sur-Seine: Oberursel and South Tynside, recently visited the French town of Verdun together.  Among those from Oberursel taking part were Mayor Hans-Georg Brum and Council Chairman Gerd Krämer.

Verdun was selected for its particular place in Franco-German history.  In the First World War, the Battle of Verdun saw over 300,000 killed and around 400,000 wounded in one of the costly battles of the war on the western front.  [Read more…]

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