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Grande Guerre Monnaie de Paris

Men and Women in the Great War : Verdun, the Sacred way

Now in its third year, the series focuses on 1916, a year that saw particularly heavy loss of life with two major battles - Verdun and the Somme. In a continuing effort to demonstrate the link between civilians and soldiers at the Front, the obverse and reverse of this coin share a common pictorial feature: a letter written by a «marraine de guerre», a «war godmother», to a soldier.