41. Quoted in ibid., p. 133 42. See Henry Bordeaux, Douleur et gloire de Verdun,
21 fevrier 1916–2 janvier 1917 (Paris: Librairie Plon, 1957–1959); cited in Ousby,
p. 62 43. Figure cited in Doughty, p. 275 44. See Horne, The Price of Glory, pp.
Author: William F. Buckingham
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
A gripping narrative of the most infamous Western Front battle of the war. The British remember the Somme, Russia the Brusilov Offensive, and France and Germany remember Verdun
Two volumes. Paris: Librairie Plon, 1932. General Charles Mangin, Comment finit
la guerre. 18th edition. Paris: Plon, 1920. ... 3) Early histories of Verdun (preWorld
War Two): Henry Bordeaux, Verdun 1916: Les derniers jours du Fort deVaux, ...
Author: Ian Ousby
Publisher: Random House
Verdun was the largest, the longest and the bloodiest battle between the French and Germans in the First World War, lasting from February 1916 until the end of the year and claiming more then 700,000 casualties. For the French in particular, it was always more than just a battle, being rather (in Paul Valery's words) 'a complete war in itself, inserted in the Great War'. Ian Ousby's masterly book gives a dramatic and brilliantly illuminating account of the generals' planning and the troops' suffering. At the same time it challenges the narrow horizons of military history by locating the experience of Verdun in how the French had thought about themselves since the debacle of the Franco-Prussian War. Verdun emerges as the mid-point in the cycle of Franco-German hostility, carrying both the burden of history and - if only by the presence on the battlefield of men like Petain and de Gaulle, France's two leaders in the next war - the seeds of the future. The Road to Verdun will radically challenge every reader's view of France - and the very nature of warfare.
1, 2 and 3 (Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1926) Verdun et ses forts pendant la
guerre, General G Benoît, 1929 (Archives ... de Verdun) Le drame du fort de Vaux
, Colonel Raynal (Frémont, Verdun, Les Editions Lorraines, ) Verdun 1916,
Author: Christina Holstein
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
On 21 February 1916 the German Fifth Army launched a devastating offensive against French forces at Verdun and set in motion one of the most harrowing and prolonged battles of the Great War. By the time the struggle finished ten months later, over 650,000 men had been killed or wounded or were missing, and the terrible memory of the battle had been etched into the histories of France and Germany. This epic trial of military and national strength cannot be properly understood without visiting, and walking, the battlefield, and this is the purpose of Christina Holstein's invaluable guide. In a series of walks she takes the reader to all the key points on the battlefield, many of which have attained almost legendary status - the spot where Colonel Driant was killed, the forts of Douaumont, Vaux and Souville, the Mort Homme ridge, and Verdun itself.REVIEWS A new guide book from one of the most knowledgeable Western Front historians and guides. A New work by long-time battlefield guide and WFA member who also wrote an earlier Pen & Sword book on Ft. Douaumont.e: WWI Historical Association
At seven o'clock 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 massive weight of explosives collapsed dugouts, obliterated trenches, severed communication wires, and drove men mad. As the barrage lifted, German troops moved forward, darting from shell crater to shell crater. The battle of Verdun had begun. In Verdun, historian Paul Jankowski provides the definitive account of the iconic battle of World War I. A leading expert on the French past, Jankowski combines the best of traditional military history-its emphasis on leaders, plans, technology, and the contingency of combat-with the newer social and cultural approach, stressing the soldier's experience, the institutional structures of the military, and the impact of war on national memory. Unusually, this book draws on deep research in French and German archives; this mastery of sources in both languages gives Verdun unprecedented authority and scope. In many ways, Jankowski writes, the battle represents a conundrum. It has an almost unique status among the battles of the Great War; and yet, he argues, it was not decisive, sparked no political changes, and was not even the bloodiest episode of the conflict. It is said that Verdun made France, he writes; but the question should be, What did France make of Verdun? Over time, it proved to be the last great victory of French arms, standing on their own. And, for France and Germany, the battle would symbolize the terror of industrialized warfare, "a technocratic Moloch devouring its children," where no advance or retreat was possible, yet national resources poured in ceaselessly, perpetuating slaughter indefinitely.
Falkenhayn and the Battle of Verdun , 1916 HOLGER AFFLERBACH " There ' s
going to be a battle here , the likes of which ... pieces , including those of the
heaviest caliber , fired in continuous bombardment a large share of the more than 2 .
Author: Roger Chickering
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
World War I was the first large-scale industrialized military conflict, and it led to the concept of total war. The essays in this volume analyze the experience of the war in light of this concept's implications, in particular the erosion of distinctions between the military and civilian spheres.
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daily news] (C) Chicago daily news co., ... 2, 1916; A 443658. Chicagoan at Verdun front. (C) Nov. 10, 1916; 1 c. Nov. 13, 1916; A 443958. Expect Verdun
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28 October 1916 Verdun. The French pursue their offensive, commencing an
artillery bombardment of Fort Vaux. Somme River. Capt. Oswald Boelcke,
commander of the Jasta 2 squadron, mastermind of the tactics of aerial combat,
Author: David F. Burg
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Provides a day-by-day account of the action on all fronts and of the events surrounding the conflict, from the guns of August 1914 to the November 1918 Armistice and its troubled aftermath. Daily entries, topical descriptions, biographical sketches, maps, and illustrations combine to give a ready and succinct account of what was happening in each of the principal theaters of war.