Battle of Verdun

The Great War

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Battle of Verdun

World War I in Europe and the Russian Revolution (21 February 1916)

Historical Map of Europe and the Mediterranean

In February 1916, the Germans launched an attack on Verdun. The German plan was not so much to take the town as to slowly destroy the French Army by drawing it into what would become the longest and bloodiest battle of the War.

Main Events

Siege of Kut

Allies evacuate Dardanelles

Erzurum Offensive

Russia invades eastern Anatolia, capturing the important Ottoman fortified city of Erzurum.

Battle of Verdun

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