The Road to Verdun: World War I's Most Momentous Battle and the Folly of Nationalism

The Road to Verdun: World War I's Most Momentous Battle and the Folly of Nationalism

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On February 21, 1916, the Germans launched a surprise offensive at Verdun, an important fortress in northeastern France, sparking a brutal and protracted conflict that would claim more than 700,000 victims. The carnage had little impact on the course of the war, and Verdun ultimately came to symbolize the absurdity and horror of trench warfare.

Ian Ousby offers a radical reevaluation of this cataclysmic battle, arguing that the French bear tremendous responsibility… (more)

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Publisher: Anchor (December 23, 2009)

Format: EPUB

File size: 5.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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