||1916: Total War
1916: Total War. UNAUTHORIZED
||German Focus on Verdun (2:51) -- Verdun: Bait in a Gigantic Trap (2:57) -- Defensive Forts at Verdun (4:12) -- German Preparation for Assault on Verdun (3:54) -- German Assault/French Resistance (5:25) -- France's Defenses Fall (5:25) -- Tactical Errors and Massive Deaths (3:08) -- Outmoded Battle Gear (3:47) -- Verdun: Focal Point of French Resistance (4:16) -- German Conflict at Top Levels (5:37) -- German Assault: Poison Gas (1:47) -- Anglo-French Offensive (2:16) -- German Defeat at Verdun (2:25) -- Credits: Verdun (0:30)
||The Battle of Verdun was the longest and one of the most devastating of the First World War, lasting from February 21 until December 18, 1916. Planned by the Germans as a crippling battle of French attrition, resistance at Verdun became a symbol of French fortitude. This program plots out the strategies and tactics on both sides as it illustrates what renowned British military historian Major General Julian Thompson calls "France's Stalingrad" - a siege resulting in a quarter of a million battlefield deaths and at least half a million wounded.
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|Interest grade level
||10 & up.
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|Source of description||Title from distributor's description.|
|Issued in other form||Originally produced: A&E Television Networks, LLC, 1996.|
|Publisher number||42337s Films Media Group|
|Publisher number||42339 Films Media Group|