Great Days of History: The Battle of Verdun (1985)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Military & War  |   Run Time - 26 min.  |  
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This video is part of a series that looks at some of the most significant events in modern world history. This episode chronicles the longest and most savage battle in the history of warfare: the Battle of Verdun. The Germans and French fought over a small piece of land from February 21, 1916, until December 19, 1916. Neither side would back down; the combined casualty list came to over 700,000 men. Historians comment on this grand folly, and archival film footage depicts the carnage.