The Killing Field

Foley, Robert
September 2016
History Today;Sep2016, Vol. 66 Issue 9, p30
The article examines how and why chief of the German General Staff Erich von Falkenhayn decided to break the deadlock on the Western Front during the Battle of Verdun in 1916. Topics discussed include the plan of von Falkenhayn to use the tactical success gained by the Fifth Army to inflict casualties on the French army and people and the impact of the battle between February and September 1916.


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