French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel pay their respects after laying a wreath.
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Verdun: Hollande and Merkel remember soldiers killed a century ago

France and Germany have marked the 100th anniversary of the World War One battle of Verdun in north-eastern France with a call for European unity.

France's Francois Hollande and Germany's Angela Merkel used Verdun as a symbol of both reconciliation between their nations and of EU integration.

Bethany Bell reports.

  • 29 May 2016
  • From the section Europe
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