The Vauquois Experience Exhibit

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Virginia Tech


This exhibit allows you to walk in the footsteps of others over time and space by immersing you in the experiences of life underground in the French and German World War I tunnels under the village of Vauquois. It is within these tunnels that soldiers slept, ate, took shelter, mined and fought, for over three years, experiencing first-hand the ravages of a war of attrition. Vauquois spans the spectrum of experience in the First World War, from street fighting, to trench warfare, to tunnel warfare. Unlike other examples of mining on the Western Front, the warring armies at Vauquois built underground cities where the combatants spent the majority of their time and in some cases were actually engaged in combat. 2018/11/02 - 2019/03/25