At seven oclock in the morning on february 21 1916 the ground in northern france began to shake for the next ten hours twelve hundred german guns showered shells on a salient in french lines. The battle was the longest of the first world war and took place on the hills north of verdun sur meuse in north eastern france the german 5th army began by attacking the defences of the fortified region of verdun rfv region fortifiee de verdun and those of the french second army on the right east bank of the meuse. The battle of verdun the longest clash of the great war fine art images heritage images getty images soldiers in the trenches during the battle of verdun before the battle of verdun the germans had fought on two fronts with allied forces to their west and russia to their east. This highly praised book is to be recommended in every respect in my opinion if youre just looking for a detailed chronological account of the fighting at verdun this is not it the actual timeline only takes up about the first tenth of its 250 pages. Verdun book read 29 reviews from the worlds largest community for readers at seven oclock in the morning on february 21 1916 the ground in northern
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