Using primary source materials from combatants on both sides, this narrative history follows the Battle of Verdun, from its conception in late 1915 to its denouement one year later. It includes special reference to the battle's wider political and strategic significance.
On 21st February 1916 one of the bloodiest, most hard-fought campaigns of World War I began. The Battle of Verdun is one of the earliest episodes in the pantheon of horrific conflict that both marred and shaped Europe in the 20th century. It is a brutal and incredible story which sometimes encompasses glory, great valour and extraordinary heroism on the part of those ranks who amassed there in their millions. It is also the story of one of the greatest abominations ever propagated in the era of modern warfare. Using primary source materials from combatants on both sides, David Mason's narrative history follows the Battle of Verdun, from its conception in late 1915 through to its denouement one year later. With special reference to the battle's wider political and strategic significance, this macabre episode of the Great War is told in detail.
David Mason was born in 1969. After graduating, he studied at the University of London, receiving an MA in Imperial and Commonwealth Studies. Since 1996 he has taught at both graduate and undergraduate level on a wide variety of subjects including the history of southern Africa from 1500 until the present day. As part of on-going research he intends to visit South Africa in the winter of 2001-02. His first book, Verdun, was published by the Windrush Press in 2000.
Great Battles: Verdun by David Mason
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