Discovery Channel - Verdun 1916 the Mill on the Meuse (2004)

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Discovery Channel - Verdun 1916 the Mill on the Meuse (2004)

Post by MVGroup » Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:49 pm

Verdun 1916 the Mill on the Meuse

History, War Documentary hosted by Sir Michael Redgrave and published by Discovery Channel in 2004 - English narration

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The Battle of Verdun in 1916 was the longest single battle of World War One. The casualties from Verdun and the impact the battle had on the French Army was a primary reason for the British starting the Battle of the Somme in July 1916 in an effort to take German pressure off of the French at Verdun. The Battle of Verdun started on February 21st 1916 and ended on December 16th in 1916. It was to make General Philippe Pétain a hero in France.

The attack on Verdun (the Germans code-named it 'Judgment') came about because of a plan by the German Chief of General Staff, von Falkenhayn. He wanted to "bleed France white" by launching a massive German attack on a narrow stretch of land that had historic sentiment for the French - Verdun. The area around Verdun contained twenty major forts and forty smaller ones that had historically protected the eastern border of France and had been modernised in the early years of the Twentieth Century.

Falkenhayn believed that the French simply could not allow these forts to fall as the national humiliation would have been too much. By fighting to the last man, Falkenhayn believed that the French would lose so many men that the battle would change the course of the war.

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1) Related Documentaries
 * 1916 Total War - The Battle of Verdun
 * Deadly Battles of World War I
 * The Great War
 * The First World War

2) ed2k Links

Discovery.Civilisation.Under.Siege.Verdun.1916.The.Mill.on.the.Meuse.XviD.MP3.avi  [345.56 Mb]



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