Verdun is a city in eastern France. It was a major Entente stronghold on the Western Front, and site of the Battle of Verdun.
Verdun was the site of a horrifying battle in 1916 during which French and German soldiers encountered, and blasted away, strange new martial developments.
Verdun fell to German forces in 1916 after a series of very costly battles. This signaled to many that France was on the way to being defeated in the Great War.