At seven oclock in the morning on february 21 1916 the ground in northern france began to shake for the next ten hours twelve hundred german guns showered shells on a salient in french lines. The battle was the longest of the first world war and took place on the hills north of verdun sur meuse in north eastern france the german 5th army began by attacking the defences of the fortified region of verdun rfv region fortifiee de verdun and those of the french second army on the right east bank of the meuse. Paul jankowskis verdun is a great book truly a masterwork of modern literature on a much studied event 25 percent of all the many french books on world war i have been about the battle of verdun he has given us a work of rare originality and creativity. The battle of verdun the longest clash of the great war fine art images heritage images getty images soldiers in the trenches during the battle of verdun before the battle of verdun the germans had fought on two fronts with allied forces to their west and russia to their east. This bar code number lets you verify that youre getting exactly the right version or edition of a book the 13 digit and 10 digit formats both work
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