The Battle of Verdun / Alan Axelrod.

Author
Axelrod, Alan, 1952- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
  • ©2016
Description
ix, 310 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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Summary note
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-301) and index.
Contents
  • Prologue: The presence of Verdun
  • Grand illusion
  • The death boom
  • The generals
  • First blood
  • Blood judgment
  • The matter is serious
  • The guns of february
  • Los!
  • Driant's last stand
  • The third day
  • Imperfect storm
  • The fall of Fort Douaumont
  • "Now everything is going to be all right"
  • Reversals of fortune
  • Fight for a dead man
  • "They shall not pass!"
  • A regular hell
  • "The first offensive Battle of Verdun"
  • Epilogue.
ISBN
  • 9781493018604 ((hardback))
  • 1493018604 ((hardback))
LCCN
2015050745
OCLC
933446669
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