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Battle of Verdun
 
  The Battle of Verdun was one of the major battles during The Great War on the Western Front. It was fought between the German and French armies, from 21 February-18 December 1916.
               Verdun resulted in 306,000 battlefield deaths (163,000 French and 143,000 German combatants) plus at least half a million wounded an average of 30,000 deaths for each of the ten months of the battle. It was the longest and one of the most devastating battles in the First World War. Verdun was primarily an artillery battle: a total of about 40 million artillery shells were exchanged.
 
The Great War 1914-1918
The Gallery Solace signature design for the Great War, depicting the political chaos along side the consequences for the civilian population.
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Battle of Verdun Collectable Mug
The Battle of Verdun was one of the major battles during The Great War on the Western Front. It was fought between the German and French armies, from 21 February-18 December 1916.
Verdun resulted in 306,000 battlefield deaths (163,000 French and 143,000 German combatants) plus at least half a million wounded an average of 30,000 deaths for each of the ten months of the battle. It was the longest and one of the most devastating battles in the First World War. Verdun was primarily an artillery battle: a total of about 40 million artillery shells were exchanged
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Battle of Verdun Collectable Mug
William, German Crown Prince:
He was the eldest son of Wilhelm II; German Emperor Despite being raised within militaristic circles, the Crown Prince had little command experience when he was named commander of the 5th Army in August 1914, shortly after the outbreak of World War I. He led the 5th until November 1916, a two-year period which included the battle of Verdun. From April 1916 onward he tried in vain to convince the supreme command that the Verdun offensive no longer made any sense, but the campaign continued until 2 September of that year. In 1918, both Emperor William II and the Crown Prince signed the document of abdication.
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Battle of Verdun Collectable Mug
Erich von Falkenhayn: "the Blood-Miller of Verdun" Staged a battle of attrition at Verdun. He believed that the French would cling on fanatically to Verdun and the expected loss exchange ratio would virtually destroy the French Army. He wrote "The string in France has reached breaking point. A mass breakthrough—which in any case is beyond our means—is unnecessary. Within our reach there are objectives for the retention of which the French General Staff would be compelled to throw in every man they have. If they do so the forces of France will bleed to death".
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