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Verdun (Les Hommes de Bonne Volonte, Vol 16) (French)
Verdun - Les Hommes de Bonne Volonte, Vol 16 - French Author:Jules Romains February 1916 saw the opening stages of one of the most fearful battles of the World War I, at Verdun, between France and Germany. The German High Command believed in a strategy of attrition and felt that Germany could, by choosing a point of attack which the French felt they would have to defend at all costs, bleed France to death. They chose V... more »erdun, a small fortress that had been of strategic importance to France for hundreds of years.
Six months late, after 400,000 French lay dead and wounded, and as many German, the assault was abandoned and in October the French recaptured the forts and territory they had lost earlier.« less