Verdun 1916 : 'They Shall Not Pass'.

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  • Verdun 1916
  • VERDUN, 1916
  • 'They shall not pass'
  • Oxford : Osprey Publishing Ltd 2001
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1 online resource (96 p.)
  • 1-84603-548-1
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Other format: Also available in printed form.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Dawson Books. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • English
  • Cover; Half Title; Title; Imprint; Contents; Introduction; Chronology; Origins Of The Campaign; Falkenhayn's Strategy For 1916; The Battlefield; Opposing Armies; Opposing Commanders; German Commanders; French Commanders; Opposing Plans; The German Plan; The Battle; The Death Of Driant And The Fall Of Douaumont; Pétain's Battle, 26 February-30 April; The Air War; La Voie Sacrée; Counterattack At Douaumont; The Agony Of Vaux; The Supreme Hour; Douaumont Regained; Aftermath; They Fought At Verdun; Verdun And Modern Memory; The Battlefield Today; Orders Of Battle
  • French Troops In The Souville Sector May-October 1916Bibliography; Index;
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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
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