Battle of Verdun ends today in 1916

18 Dec 2021  Sat

The battle of Verdun was fought from 21 February to 18 December 1916 on the Western Front in France. The Battle of Verdun is the longest, bloodiest, and the most-ferocious battle of the war; French casualties amounted to about 400,000, German ones to about 350,000, some 300,000 were killed. One of the main aims of the Battle of Verdun was to crush the French army before the Allies grew in strength through the full deployment of British forces. The Germans hoped that the French would commit their strategic reserve to recapture the position and suffer catastrophic losses at little cost to the Germans.

The Commemorative stamp; was issued by Grenadines of St. Vincent, Mayreau in the year 2015 to commemorate this event.

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