The Latest: Hollande, Merkel visit Verdun, WWI battle site

May 29, 2016 11:03 AM

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French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have traveled to Verdun, to honor the martyred city in eastern France that was almost entirely in ruins at the end of World War I.

In a speech at city hall, Merkel says “Verdun is the more than the name of your town — Verdun is also one of the most terrible battles humanity has experienced.”

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