BATTLE OF VERDUN- BEGINS THIS DAY 1916

 

Bataille de Verdun 1916The Battle of Verdun the longest and one of the costliest battles in human history began on this day in 1916. This World War I battle between the French and German armies lasted 303 days ending on December 18,1916. There were over 714,000 casualties and average of 70,000 a month. Those may be low estimates another estimate has casualties at 976,000. After all that non-sense the outcome was a French victory. The war would go on until November 1918.

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