The Battle of Verdun was a massive clash between France and Germany. The German goal was to choose a strategic target of such importance that it would force the French to commit a majority of their forces to a battle of attrition that would slowly bleed them dry. Verdun was a valuable position on the Eastern border of France and a potential staging point to launch an attack to Paris. The resulting battle saw a push and pull between forces, including attacks on the valuable Forts Douaumont and Fort Vaux.
- The Battle of Verdun was a massive clash between France and Germany.
- The French persevered but the cost was high. Lasting from February 21st to December 18th 1916, it claimed an estimated 714,231 lives.
- The Germans fielded 1,201 artillery guns at Verdun, many of which were heavy or super-heavy artillery.
“Battlefield 1’s newest DLC They Shall Not Pass adds one of the largest battles from World War One: the Battle of Verdun.”