|Battle of Verdun|
|Part of World War I|
|Commanders and leaders|
| Philippe Pétain|
| Erich von Falkenhayn|
Crown Prince Wilhelm
|Part of The Great War|
The Battle of Verdun resulted in more than a quarter of million deaths and approximately half a million wounded. Verdun was arguably the longest battle and one of the bloodiest in the European theatre. In both France and Germany it has come to represent the horrors of war.
Battle of Verdun in "Ils ne passeront pas"Edit
The Battle of Verdun very nearly became the beginning of the end of the world, as the events prophesied in the Book of Revelations began to take place in no man's land. However, both sides were so numbed to the horror of war that neither realized what they were witnessing, and simply gunned down the demonic forces before they could carry out their tasks.
Battle of Verdun in Southern VictoryEdit
Despite France's stated refusal to give up, the Germans won the Battle of Verdun in the spring of 1916 after six weeks of intense combat. The German victory signaled to many on both sides of the war the probability of France's ultimate defeat in the Great War.