Photo Gallery: Remembering 'La Grande Guerre' 01/17/2014
 So many of the milestones of Franco-German reconciliation lead back to the...
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So many of the milestones of Franco-German reconciliation lead back to the First World War. Here, former French President François Mitterand (left) is seen with German Chancellor Helmut Kohl at a ceremony in Verdun, France, the site of a major World War I battle with mass casualties on both sides. The 1984 meeting there is viewed today as a symbolic moment of reconciliation between the countries.