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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1916 - French defeat Germans in Battle of Verdun during the First World War.
Petain was declared a national hero of France and awarded the title of marshal during World War I, especially for the courage he had shown at the battle of Verdun.
The retired builder was named after the 1916 Battle of Verdun, at the request of his dad Joseph.
The name of the expansion was also given an origin: it was the battlecry of the French army during The Battle of Verdun.
Earlier this year, the Woodland Trust launched a public hunt for Verdun oaks, memorial trees grown from acorns collected at the site of the Battle of Verdun in northern France.
About a month ago, the leaders of Europe marked one hundred years to the Battle of Verdun.
In the last couple of weeks there have been high-profile events marking the centenary of the Battle of Jutland, while the leaders of France and Germany marked 100 years since the dreadful and long-running Battle of Verdun.
LAST Sunday saw the International Remembrance Ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the First World War battle of Verdun in north-eastern France.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande marked the 100 year anniversary of the Battle of Verdun together on Sunday, signalling a commitment to continue the European unification process.
In solemn ceremonies in eastern France, Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel marked 100 years since the 10-month Battle of Verdun, which killed 163,000 French and 143,000 German soldiers.
Two days earlier, the Battle of Verdun, one of the war's bloodiest battles, had begun, while the Military Service Act had recently made conscription inevitable for many men across Teesside and the rest of Britain.