Verdun, France

Bateman, Robert
June 2007
Military History;Jun2008, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p76
The article features the city of Verdun, France, which was used by the American Expeditionary Force in its World War I campaigns. It notes that the city has endured the longest battle of the war spanning from February 21 to December 1916. The name of the city means fortified place because it was repeatedly occupied and defended since the 3rd century before Christ (BC). German General Erich von Falkenhayn chose the city as part of its Schlieffen Plan against French.


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