The price of glory ; Verdun 1916 / by Alistair Horne.


New York : St. Martin's Press, [1963] .

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Subjects France -- Verdun.
Verdun, Battle of, Verdun, France, 1916.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Battles -- France -- Verdun.
Description xi, 371 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Copyright Date [1963]
©1962
Notes Second volume in a trilogy; the 1st of which is The fall of Paris; the siege and the Commune, 1870-71; and the 3d of which is To lose a battle; France 1940.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Examination of the battle, its leadership, and far-reaching consequences.
Contents La Debacle -- Joffre of the Marne -- Falkenhayn -- Operation Gericht -- The waiting machine -- The first day -- The fall of Colonel Driant -- Break-through -- Fort Douaumont -- De Castelnau decides -- Petain -- The take-over -- Reappraisals -- The mort homme -- Widening horizons -- In another country -- The air battle -- The Crown Prince -- The triumvirate -- May cup -- Fort Vaux -- Danger signals -- The secret enemies -- The crisis -- Falkenhayn dismissed -- The counterstrokes -- The new leader -- Aftermath -- Epilogue -- Bibliography of principal sources.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)397845
(OCoLC)ocm00397845
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WorldCat Identities Horne, Alistair.
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