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The Battle of Verdun

The Battle of Verdun

The Horror of Trench Warfare
978280627293542EBookPlurilingua PublishingThe Battle of Verdun was one of the most significant engagements of the First World War, and is widely recognized as one of the most brutal and costly battles in history. Like many of the battles in the four-year war of attrition, it was fought largely through trench warfare, with devastating human and material losses. Indeed, many historians now agree that the Battle of Verdun was a needless massacre, as it resulted in over a million victims but no significant territorial gains. In just 50 minutes, you will learn about the main events of the Battle of Verdun and its consequences, including in particular the impossibility of any outright victory on the Western Front. This straightforward and informative book provides a thorough analysis of the preparations, strategies and actions of the French and German armies during the Battle of Verdun. It also features biographies of the key commanders and leaders, including Philippe Pétain and Erich von Falkenhayn, a valuable introduction to the political and social context and an evaluation of the battle's impact, giving you all the essential information about this brutal combat. About the Battle of Verdun The Battle of Verdun took place in 1916 and pitted France against the German Empire. The Chief of the German General Staff, Erich von Falkenhayn, launched an offensive with the aim of ending the war of position and capturing new territory. The stakes were high: a decisive victory could have turned the tide of the war and given one side some much-needed momentum. After ten months of fierce fighting, the French army managed to secure victory, but at an excruciatingly high human and material cost. This clear and accessible 42-page book is structured as follows: Introduction to the Battle of Verdun Political and social context The premises of the First World War From a war of movement to a war of trenches Socio-economic consequences Verdun: a strategic location for Germany Commanders and leaders Philippe Pétain, French general Erich von Falkenhayn, German general Analysis of the battle Preparations Into the gunfire The savior of Verdun The outcome of the battle: a useless massacre Impact of the Battle of Verdun A battle with severe consequences The United States entered the war A devastated sector Summary The Battle of Verdun was one of the most significant engagements of the First World War, and is widely recognized as one of the most brutal and costly battles in history. Like many of the battles in the four-year war of attrition, it was fought largely through trench warfare, with devastating human and material losses. Indeed, many historians now agree that the Battle of Verdun was a needless massacre, as it resulted in over a million victims but no significant territorial gains. In just 50 minutes, you will learn about the main events of the Battle of Verdun and its consequences, including in particular the impossibility of any outright victory on the Western Front. This straightforward and informative book provides a thorough analysis of the preparations, strategies and actions of the French and German armies during the Battle of Verdun. It also features biographies of the key commanders and leaders, including Philippe Pétain and Erich von Falkenhayn, a valuable introduction to the political and social context and an evaluation of the battle's impact, giving you all the essential information about this brutal combat. About the Battle of Verdun The Battle of Verdun took place in 1916 and pitted France against the German Empire. The Chief of the German General Staff, Erich von Falkenhayn, launched an offensive with the aim of ending the war of position and capturing new territory. The stakes were high: a decisive victory could have turned the tide of the war and given one side some much-needed momentum. After ten months of fierce fighting, the French army managed to secure victory, but at an excruciatingly high human and material cost. This clear and accessible 42-page book is structured as follows: Introduction to the Battle of Verdun Political and social context The premises of the First World War From a war of movement to a war of trenches Socio-economic consequences Verdun: a strategic location for Germany Commanders and leaders Philippe Pétain, French general Erich von Falkenhayn, German general Analysis of the battle Preparations Into the gunfire The savior of Verdun The outcome of the battle: a useless massacre Impact of the Battle of Verdun A battle with severe consequences The United States entered the war A devastated sector Summary application/pdf1 20th century, Battle of Verdun, First World War, France, Germany, military strategy, trench warfare, war, war of attrition, Western Front
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The Battle of Verdun was one of the most significant engagements of the First World War, and is widely recognized as one of the most brutal and costly battles in history. Like many of the battles in the four-year war of attrition, it was fought largely through trench warfare, with devastating human and material losses. Indeed, many historians now agree that...
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The Battle of Verdun was one of the most significant engagements of the First World War, and is widely recognized as one of the most brutal and costly battles in history. Like many of the battles in the four-year war of attrition, it was fought largely through trench warfare, with devastating human and material losses. Indeed, many historians now agree that the Battle of Verdun was a needless massacre, as it resulted in over a million victims but no significant territorial gains. In just 50 minutes, you will learn about the main events of the Battle of Verdun and its consequences, including in particular the impossibility of any outright victory on the Western Front.

This straightforward and informative book provides a thorough analysis of the preparations, strategies and actions of the French and German armies during the Battle of Verdun. It also features biographies of the key commanders and leaders, including Philippe Pétain and Erich von Falkenhayn, a valuable introduction to the political and social context and an evaluation of the battle’s impact, giving you all the essential information about this brutal combat.

About the Battle of Verdun

The Battle of Verdun took place in 1916 and pitted France against the German Empire. The Chief of the German General Staff, Erich von Falkenhayn, launched an offensive with the aim of ending the war of position and capturing new territory. The stakes were high: a decisive victory could have turned the tide of the war and given one side some much-needed momentum. After ten months of fierce fighting, the French army managed to secure victory, but at an excruciatingly high human and material cost.

This clear and accessible 42-page book is structured as follows:

  • Introduction to the Battle of Verdun
  • Political and social context
    • The premises of the First World War
    • From a war of movement to a war of trenches
    • Socio-economic consequences
    • Verdun: a strategic location for Germany
  • Commanders and leaders
    • Philippe Pétain, French general
    • Erich von Falkenhayn, German general
  • Analysis of the battle
    • Preparations
    • Into the gunfire
    • The savior of Verdun
    • The outcome of the battle: a useless massacre
  • Impact of the Battle of Verdun
    • A battle with severe consequences
    • The United States entered the war
    • A devastated sector
  • Summary

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9782806272935

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Plurilingua Publishing

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50MINUTES.COM – History

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42

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