The Bloodshed At Verdun
Nearly a century ago this winter, the ground in Northeastern France began to shake. Artillery fire began the battle of Verdun, which only ended ten months later. 160,000 Frenchmen died. 140,000 Germans did as well. We take a look at this epic confrontation and its legacy.
Paul Jankowski, professor of history at Brandeis University and author of Verdun: The Longest Battle of the Great War.
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