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The price of glory : Verdun 1916 / Alistair Horne.


Unabridged ed. with new preface.. London ; New York, N.Y., USA : Penguin, 1993.
ISBN 9780140170412, 0140170413

Location Call Number Status Consortium Loan
American
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D545.V3 H6 1993 Available Request
Subjects Verdun, Battle of, Verdun, France, 1916.
Series Penguin history.
Description xvi, 371 p. : ill., maps ; 20 cm.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 353-358) and indexes.
Summary The battle of Verdun lasted ten months. It was a battle in which at least 700,000 men fell, along a front of fifteen miles; the battle whose aim was less to defeat the enemy than bleed him to death; the battleground whose once fertile terrain even now resembles a haunted wilderness, battered and crumbling. Alistair Horne's book is more than a chronicle of the facts of battle. It is a profoundly moving, sympathetic study of men who fought there, and shows that Verdun is a key to understanding the First World War, a key to the minds of those who waged it, to traditions that bound them, and to the world that gave them the opportunity. This unabridged edition contains a new preface and additional photographs--Publisher's description.
Contents Preface -- 1. La Débâcle -- 2. Joffre of the Marne -- 3. Falkenhayn -- 4. Operation Gericht -- 5. The waiting machine -- 6. The first day -- 7. The fall of Colonel Driant -- 8. Breakthrough -- 9. Fort Douaumont -- 10. De Castelnau decides -- 11. Pétain -- 12. The take-over -- 13. Reappraisals -- 14. The Mort Homme -- 15. Widening horizons -- 16. In another country -- 17. The air battle -- 18. The crown prince -- 19. The triumvirate -- 20. "May Cup" -- 21. Fort Vaux -- 22. Danger signals -- 23. The secret enemies -- 24. The crisis -- 25. Falkenhayn dismissed -- 26. The counterstrokes -- 27. The new leader -- 28. Aftermath -- Epilogue.
Geographic Area France
Network Numbers (OCoLC)ocm30715855
(OCoLC)30715855
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