The Road to Verdun: World War I's Most Momentous Battle and the Folly of Nationalism

The Road to Verdun: World War I's Most Momentous Battle and the Folly of Nationalism

Ian Ousby


On February 21, 1916, the Germans introduced a shock offensive at Verdun, a major fort in northeastern France, sparking a brutal and persistent clash that will declare greater than 700,000 sufferers. The carnage had little effect at the process the conflict, and Verdun finally got here to represent the absurdity and horror of trench warfare.

Ian Ousby deals an intensive reevaluation of this cataclysmic conflict, arguing that the French endure great accountability for the mindless slaughter. He indicates how the battleā€™s roots lay within the Franco-Prussian struggle and the way its legacy helped lay the foundation for international warfare II. Merging highbrow substance with marvelous conflict writing, The street to Verdun is a relocating and incisive account of 1 of an important battles of the 20th century.

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