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100th Anniversary of the Battle of Verdun

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At 4:00AM on 21 February 1916 the German artillery began their bombardment of Verdun, marking the start of a battle that would go on for over 9 months. The target had been selected by German General Erich von Falkenhayn, who was convinced that, by defeating the French at Verdun, ‘England’s best sword would be knocked out of her hand.’  However, he gravely underestimated the resilience of the French forces, who fought courageously to hold off the Germans...Continue Reading

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