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In the Grottoes Under the Battlefields

While the battle line sways back and forth over Verdun, in France, the military authorities live underground and carry on their business as usual

��At left: The composing room and press of "L'Echo de Paris." Underground France must have its daily newspapers

French Official Photos

���An underground fortress from which many a battle has been directed. There are numerous telephone connections and the commanding officer follows on his map the movements of the troops

���In spite of their cellar quarters strict records of all affairs are kept by the city officials

��From this subterranean office all permits are issued for travel on the city streets


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