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Osprey: Verdun 1916
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Posted: Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 05:01 AM UTC


COMBAT: FRENCH SOLDIER VERSUS GERMAN SOLDIER, VERDUN 1916 is a new book from OSPREY PUBLISHING LTD. Randy Harvey [HARV] brings us this review of this detailed recount of the legendary battle.

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Posted: Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 05:21 AM UTC
Thank you for getting this posted so quickly for me Fred, I appreciate it.

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Randy
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Posted: Sunday, April 12, 2020 - 09:12 AM UTC
A fascinating and chilling battle that is so little discussed or properly understood in the West; it is almost a case that because it involved "only" the French & German forces the English-speaking West knows little of what happened in the horrific slaughter house that was Verdun; where both sides sought to wear-down and destroy the other through sheer bloody-minded attrition. Bad idea, that, in that both sides bled themselves white for virtually nothing strategic beyond battle casualties and fatigue. And a fortress complex that was largely hammered flat. Not that -in my opinion- most of the other infamous battles could claim much else.