Verdun 1916

‘They shall not pass’

Verdun 1916 cover

Verdun 1916

‘They shall not pass’

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On 21 February 1916 German General Erich von Falkenhayn unleashed his hammer-blow offensive against the French fortress city of Verdun. His aim was nothing short of the destruction of the French army. Falkenhayn was sure that the symbolic value of Verdun was such that the French would be 'compelled to throw in every man they have.' He was equally sure that 'if they do so the forces of France will bleed to death'. The massed batteries of German guns would smash the French troops in their trenches and bunkers. But the French hung on with immense courage and determination and the battle became a bloody war of attrition. This title describes the destructive events of this pivotal First World War battle.

Table of Contents

Origins of the Battle/Opposing Commanders/The Armies: The German Army/The Armies: The French Army/Opposing Plans/The Battle/Aftermath/Chronology/Bibliography/The Battlefield Today/Index

Product details

Published 22 Aug 2001
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781855329935
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 64 b/w; 20 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 93
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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