Verdun

A collection of 13 posts

Episode 75: Verdun Pt. 13

Just like Verdun has been a long journey for us it was also an incredibly long ordeal for the French and German armies. What started as an attempt by Falkenhayn to draw in

Episode 74: Verdun Pt. 12

Episode 74: Verdun Pt. 12

After a long hard fought offensive the Germans were finally stopped by the end of July and now it was time for the French to start pushing them back, it is these actions

Episode 73: Verdun Pt. 11

Episode 73: Verdun Pt. 11

This episode represents our third to last episode on the events of the battle of Verdun. In the months of June and July the Germans would launch another set of attacks, this time

Episode 72: Verdun Pt. 10

Episode 72: Verdun Pt. 10

This week we move forward to May and the attacks launched by both sides during the month. In the end May would be catastrophically deadly for all involved. After covering the events of

Episode 71: Verdun Pt. 9

Episode 71: Verdun Pt. 9

Last week the Germans failed in their attacks on the West Bank at Verdun in March 1916. April would mark the beginning of what I am calling The Long Grind by which I

Episode 70: Verdun Pt. 8

Episode 70: Verdun Pt. 8

Last week we looked at the arrival of Petain at Verdun on February the 25th. When he arrived the impetus of the original German attack was finally coming to an end, but of

Episode 69: Verdun Pt. 7

Episode 69: Verdun Pt. 7

The first 4 days of Verdun had been one of German success coupled by missing opportunities for even greater success. The French were battered and bruised, they had lost their front line, and

Episode 68: Verdun Pt. 6

Episode 68: Verdun Pt. 6

Last week the Germans were finally on the attack, after waiting weeks for the weather to cooperate with their plans. On the first day the Germans had been cautious in their advance against

Episode 67: Verdun Pt. 5

Episode 67: Verdun Pt. 5

Today the action finally begins at Verdun. Today we will look at the opening German attacks on the first and second days of fighting. We will also be going into some pretty good

Episode 66: Verdun Pt. 4

This is our fourth episode covering the events at Verdun in early 1916 and it will be our last before the German guns begin firing on the French positions on February 21st. Up

Episode 65: Verdun Pt. 3

Episode 65: Verdun Pt. 3

This week we move one step closer to the start of the battle in February by looking at the German preparations for their attack. First we will talk about one of the most

Episode 64: Verdun Pt. 2

Episode 64: Verdun Pt. 2

This week we are going to dive much deeper into the German plans for their attack at Verdun. The attack would be planned for two phases, the first phase the attack at Verdun