Zabecki, David T.
January 2010
Military History;Jan2010, Vol. 26 Issue 5, p56
The article highlights the attack of German troops on Forts Douaumont and Vaux in Verdun, France on February 21, 1916. Fort Douaumont, which was considered as the strongest fortification in the world, was built in 1885 and featured on an elongated pentagon more than 500 yards across its widest point that was part of the Sè de Rivieres system of border defenses. The author says that what French and German officers learned from the battle at Verdun is to accept the hard realities of their profession.


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