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The battle of Verdun : the story of the iconic WWI clash, the bloodiest battle in history

Author: Alan Axelrod
Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut : LP, [Place of distribution not identified] : National Book Network, 2016. [date of distribution not identified] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Called "the worst battle in history" by military historian Sir Alistair Horne, the Battle of Verdun took place from February 21 through December 18, 1916, making 2016 the 100th anniversary of this major battle in the war to end all wars. Approximately 700,000 men fell in this one battle. The book offers an exciting popular narrative, with emphasis on key personalities involved and on its strategic and political  Read more...
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Axelrod, Alan, 1952-
Battle of Verdun : the story of the iconic WWI clash, the bloodiest battle in history.
Guilford, Connecticut : LP, c2016
ix, 310 pages
2015050745
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Axelrod
ISBN: 9781493022106 1493022105
OCLC Number: 1040686357
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (321 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Prologue; Chapter 1Grand Illusion; Chapter 2The Death Boom; Chapter 3The Generals; Chapter 4First Blood; Chapter 5Blood Judgment; Chapter 6The Matter Is Serious; Chapter 7The Guns of February; Chapter 8Los!; Chapter 9Driant's Last Stand; Chapter 10The Third Day; Chapter 11Imperfect Storm; Chapter 12The Fall of Fort Douaumont; Chapter 13"Now Everything Is Going to Be All Right"; Chapter 14Reversals of Fortune; Chapter 15Fight for a Dead Man; Chapter 16"They Shall Not Pass!"; Chapter 17A Regular Hell; Chapter 18"The First Offensive Battle of Verdun"; Epilogue; Endnotes; Index
Responsibility: Alan Axelrod.

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Called "the worst battle in history" by military historian Sir Alistair Horne, the Battle of Verdun took place from February 21 through December 18, 1916, making 2016 the 100th anniversary of this major battle in the war to end all wars. Approximately 700,000 men fell in this one battle. The book offers an exciting popular narrative, with emphasis on key personalities involved and on its strategic and political significance. The battle is set in the context of the history of modern warfare, technologically, culturally, and politically. In contrast to other histories of the battle, this book lo.

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