The price of glory : Verdun 1916 / Alistair Horne.
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Verdun, Battle of, Verdun, France, 1916.
xvi, 371 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-358) and indexes.
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.
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