battle of Verdun

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Noun1.battle of Verdun - a battle in World War I (1916); in some of the bloodiest fighting in World War I the German offensive was stopped
First World War, Great War, War to End War, World War 1, World War I - a war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
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In 1916, the World War I Battle of Verdun began in France as German forces attacked; the French were able to prevail after 10 months of fighting.
The second, which culminated in World War I, was driven by massed firepower, and is expressed in the saying, reportedly coined at the Battle of Verdun in 1916, "artillery conquers, infantry occupies.
Miracle of the Marne and the Battle of Verdun is a five-day trip to the battlefields of the Marne, Meaux Museum and Verdun, scene of the French army's bloodiest battle of the war.
And to commemorate 100 years since the start of World War One, Ian McArdle delivered a lecture on The Battle of Verdun at the Lit and Phil in the city during the visit, which paid respect to the suffering and heroism of those who lost their lives in the Great War.
Over the next two years, he proved to be a fearless soldier, winning several decorations for bravery including service during the Battle of Verdun in February and March 1916.
The Battle of Verdun, which has already claimed nearly half a million German and French casualties, enters its fifth month.
It's about a fictional investigation into French losses after the Battle of Verdun.
The battle of Verdun from February 21 to December 18, 1916, inflicted losses estimated as being 550,000 French and 434,000 German; horrific on any scale.
The Battle of Verdun (February-December 1916) claimed the lives of more than 700,000 soldiers and came to symbolise the horror of war for both the Germans and the French.
The Price of Glory, by Sir Alistair Horne, provides voluminous details of the Battle of Verdun, the French and German leaders involved in it, and the decisions they made before and during the bitter 10-month battle.
Perhaps the most powerful image of reconciliation came in 1984 when Helmut Kohl and Francois Mitterrand - mentors of Merkel and Hollande - held each other by the hand at the site of the Battle of Verdun, where 700,000 of their countrymen died in World War One.
General readers and scholars alike will not only enjoy this impressive work, but they may find themselves sharing this reviewer's hope that Herwig will turn his attention to some of the other significant campaigns in the Great War that would benefit from this extraordinarily detailed study, particularly the Battle of Verdun in 1916 and the Spring Offensives of 1918.