The Battle of Verdun

  • Matthew Hughes
  • William J. Philpott

Abstract

The ten-month battle of Verdun is symbolic of the costly and indecisive offensives of the attritional phase of the First World War. It epitomises the style of warfare of the machine age. Above all it was an artillery battle, in which men endured what the German infantry officer and author Ernst Jünger characterised as the ‘storm of steel’ for little perceptible result.

Keywords

Defend Lost Phosgene 

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© Matthew Hughes & William J. Philpott 2005

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  • Matthew Hughes
  • William J. Philpott

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