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Verdun / A&E Television Networks, LLC.

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], ©1996.
Description1 streaming video file (45 min.) : sound, color.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Series 1916: Total War
1916: Total War. UNAUTHORIZED
Contents 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)
Abstract 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.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 14, 2010.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 10 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: A&E Television Networks, LLC, 1996.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number42337s Films Media Group
Publisher number42339 Films Media Group

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