Sunday, February 21, 2016

On this day in 1916: Battle of Verdun begins

If any battle best symbolizes the futility of World War I it is the Battle of Verdun which began on February 21, 1916 and ended nearly a year later. Other than being the killing ground for about 300,000 soldiers from the French and German armies and wounding even more, Verdun, nominally a French victory, settled--nothing.

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