Bruce, Robert B.
July 2008
Military History;Jul/Aug2008, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p52
The article offers historical information on the victory of Verdun, France in the war against Germany in 1916. That battle began on February 21, when more than 3,500 German guns opened fire on the French lines in the Verdun salient. The Germans had established air superiority in the early stages of battle, but General Henri-Philippe Benoni Omer Pétain of France was determined to win it back so his guns would have adequate fire direction. It is said that the Germans' failure to capture Verdun had repercussions.


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