Events for Sunday 18th December 2011
On This Day in History
WWI: The Battle of Verdun Ends18th December 1916
The Battle of Verdun, the longest engagement of the First World War, ends after 10 months and massive loss of life. By the time of the French victory on 18th December, 23 million shells had been fired and 650,000 lives lost.
Further ReadingWalking Verdun
(Paperback - 176 pages)
by Christina Holstein
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… Read more...Only £12.99 at Pen & Sword Books.