Battle of Verdun

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Battle of Verdun

Location of Battle: Verdun, France

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Interesting Fact: 25,000 tons of supplies and 90,000 soldiers were moved into Verdun by a single road about 20 feet wide. Thisroad became known as the "SacredRoad", as it was the only road leading into Verdun.

Results: The Battle of Verdun was eventually considered a French vicotry. However, casualties for both sides totaled between 600,000 and 700,000 and were roughly equal, making the battle of Verdun the most destructive battle of WWI.

The Reasons: The Germans led by Chief of Staff Erich, developed a plan to attack the vulnerable French at the fortress city of Verdun, in hope that a major victory on the Western Front would result in Western peace negotiations.

Impact: The Battle of Verdun resulted in thousands of casualities on both sides, and influenced the British to start the Battle of Somme. The French victory was a major blow to German power, and was a main factor in the end result of WWI.


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