Verdun

The Lost History of the Most Important Battle of World War I, 1914-1918
Product Number: EB00400016
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101621387
Publisher: Dutton Caliber
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Alongside Waterloo and Gettysburg, the Battle of Verdun during the First World War stands as one of history's greatest clashes. Perfect for military history buffs, this compelling account of one of World War I's most important battles explains why it is also the most complex and misunderstood. Although British historians have always seen Verdun as a one-year battle designed by the German chief of staff to bleed France white, historian John Mosier's careful analysis of the German plans reveals a much more abstract and theoretical approach. From the very beginning of the war until the armistice in 1918, no fewer than eight distinct battles were waged there. These conflicts are largely unknown, even in France, owing to the obsessive secrecy of the French high command. Our understanding of Verdun has long been mired in myths, false assumptions, propaganda, and distortions. Now, using numerous accounts of military analysts, serving officers, and eyewitnesses, including French sources that have never been translated, Mosier offers a compelling reassessment of the Great War's most important battle.

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Author(s): John Mosier
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Oct 01, 2013

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Author(s): John Mosier
Narrator(s): Wes Talbot
Genre: History
Product Number DD12464
Released: Aug 01, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483008561
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Author(s): John Mosier
Narrator(s): Wes Talbot
Genre: History
Product Number Z100095148
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Gildan Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781469027234

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